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ONKYO DV-SP301 plays audio cd OK. DVD disc, says reading disc, then no disc message. Nothing in manual for this system under trouble shooting.

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The play head of your device known as the ''lens'' is either dirty or bad thats why its selecting disc,try clean it with lens cleaner,if it still does the same thing call your technician,and tell him to change the lens for you.if he does the right thing ,it will work perfectly well.

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The manual is available from Philips here: . The trouble-shooting information is on page 21 (page 23 of the PDF).
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Hi there,

it could be that your lens has lost its ability to read dvd discs but retains the abaility to read the audio cd you used. If this is the case (and a cleaning disc doesn't help) then I am afraid that the service centre was correct in its assumption.

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I have a philips hts6510 home theatre system and when i put a dvd in to play it says no disc

Normally a dvd player shows the message NO DISC when,
1. The disc inserted is bad.
2 The lase pickup unit inside the dvd lost its reading intensity, dirty lens or the spindle motor damaged .

In your case the second one happened. the intensity of the laser pickup unit has lost or the spindle motor faulty or there is some dust on its lens. just insert a cleaning cd in it for two or three times. then check again is the DVD is reading or not

if the problem remains then you have to check the motor and the laser pickup unit. the lase pickup unit have two laser emitter and receiver in its inside . one for reading and playing DVDs and the other for CD and MP3. also the spindle motor runs in different speed when u insert dvd and cd.

Open the cover of your dvd player and power it on insert an audio cd and watch is it reading or not also notice the speed of the spindling of the cd. if the audio cd reads and play. then the possible problem is the spindle motor

To conform it remove the audio cd and insert a dvd. watch the rotation of the dvd. if it feel very hard to rotate it then, the spindle motor is damaged. if so replace the spindle motor if it runs more the the speed of than audio cd then the laser pickup unit is faulty. Then u have to replace the laser pickup unit.
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