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No Play We have had this DVD Player for 7 years and it suddenly won't play any DVD's, even ones that it played before. It just says "No Play". Do you have any suggestions?

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  • Chint Dec 15, 2007

    Many thanks! Why didn't I think of it myself? Problem solved, it works like new (had to do it twice though.)


  • Chint Dec 17, 2007

    I used Philips DVD lens cleaner

  • kurtisface Feb 11, 2008

    i also get cant play even after repeatedly cleaning with phillips lens cleaner. it just says reading and then tries again and then says cant play

  • Linda18 Feb 16, 2008

    We are having the same problem with the player stuck in "reading" mode. I tried unpugging which didn't work. I cleaned it three times with a JVC cleaner, and it played some DVD's and not others for a couple of plays, and then stopped again. The diagnostics show audio and visual are perfect, just can't read DVD's.

  • red2139 Apr 07, 2008

    I have a JSI 5010 that I have had for over a year. All of the sudden it won't play DVDs or CDs. The TV screen sometimes goes to gray and when it does work it only works for about 5-10 minutes and starts skipping or pausing. I have tried cleaners to no avail please help.

  • Anonymous Nov 09, 2008

    My kenwood stopped playing DVD's. It only says "No Play". Who knows the answer?

    Many thanks


  • ta2roell Dec 14, 2008

    It will not load a DVD. It says either "No Disc" or "Unknown Disc".

  • carmi1 Jan 16, 2009

    Plays cds but not dvd, player powers off..

  • south 6 Feb 01, 2009

    I have played DVD's on my Magnavox MRD500VR for years and one day when i put my DVD in it took forever to load and then once it did it said please eject disc it may not feature playback : / can someone please help me ........? Also we really enjoy the surround sound but we wanted it to just work with the t.v but how???

  • sdskala Feb 15, 2009

    The DVD stops working about half way through a movie (disks ok on other machines). Screen freezes and unable to fast forward, etc.. No error messages!


  • rekof Mar 04, 2009

    pioneer 5.1 surround sound use to play all region DVDs now plays none at all. Screen reads NO DISK

  • Anonymous May 05, 2009

    What about when it refuses to read the cleaner disc?



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Clean the player lens with a cleaner that is available at most stores like Wal-Mart or Circuit City. It is a disk with small brushes on the bottom of a disk that clean the lens. They need to be cleaned every once in a while.

Posted on Dec 14, 2007

  • Matt Carroll
    Matt Carroll Dec 15, 2007

    Glad to be of help! I forget to do it every once in a while to prevent problems, but then I remember to do it when one of my players starts skipping or not playing.

    Happy Christmas to you too!



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