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Disc won't stop spinning

My DVD player won't stop spinning. The display nor any of the buttons will work. I unplugged it and plugged it back in, and the disc continues to spin. The DVD player is totally unresponsive.

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SOURCE: Nexxtech N700-PD DVD Player - Discs will not load

Tracking motor has to be replaced

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SOURCE: dvd player died

Did you check the fuse in the power supply? You have to open the box and its very easy to get to. DS

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SOURCE: DVD - S520 Player stuck on initialize

please check you TV color system. you are not using the right color frequency. if your TV has got an auto color region select then set it to auto. otherwise, select the TV color mode until you get the right color frequency

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When it is region lock it will say it on the display, if the player is not reading any disk, it is more likely a lens problem, see below:

Try first using a lens cleaner disk, like the ones here.

If that does not work, the unit must be disassembled, and lense cleaned with q tips and isopropyl alcohol or cleaning solution. See below:

How to Clean the Laser Pickup Lens on your DVD Player

How to safely clean a DVD lens?

Clean DVD lens, or replace player?

Clean CD or DVD ROM lens with a brush?

Cleaning your DVD drive

How to clean a DVD player

How do I clean my DVD player optical lens isoproponol alcohol

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

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SOURCE: No valid disc message displayed. Disc is spinning.

When a DVD player starts doing that, it either needs to be cleaned, or something is going wrong with the DVD mechanism inside of it. You can purchase DVD lens cleaner from any large retail store that has an electronics section. However, if you clean it and the problem persists, it will likely be cheaper to replace the unit rather than trying to have it repaired unless you're under warranty in which case any repair or exchange will be covered by said warranty. If you call the manufacturer they will give you your full range of options.
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Posted on Aug 04, 2009

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SOURCE: DVD spinning slow and get a 'No Disc' message

The problem sounds like the spindle motor is about to go out completely. If a disc does not spin or does not spin at it's proper speed the optical lens reading laser can not read the disc and you get a "no disc", or "disc not recognized" error message. On average a dvd will spin 3 times faster than a regular cd will. The following pictures will show you what these components look like.


Check around your local area to find what a service technician will charge to replace the part. On average it will usually cost between $60-90 dollars most of which is labor.

I hope this gives you some idea of what the problem is and how to solve it.

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What is the model number of your DVD player? You may try power resetting the unit and check if it helps. To power reset, turn OFF the DVD player and unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet for 30 seconds. Plug the power cord back into the electrical outlet and turn the player ON. Attempt to open the disc tray.

Depending on the model number of your DVD player, simultaneously press the POWER + STOP + EJECT buttons. If the disc tray still does not open, simultaneously press the DISC1 + STOP + EJECT buttons.
NOTE: This step may not apply to all models as DISC1 is not available on all DVD players.

If this does not work and if the DVD player has DISPLAY and PREV buttons, press and hold the DISPLAY+PREV buttons for two seconds to unlock the drawer.

This issue may occur if the disc is damaged or if the disc was not inserted properly into the Blu-ray Disc® player. Follow the steps below to open the disc tray and eject the disc.
  1. Turn off the Blu-ray Disc player.
  2. Disconnect the power cord (mains lead) or AC adapter.
  3. Allow the disc player to remain without power for 30 seconds.
  4. While pressing the OPEN/CLOSE button located on the front of the disc player, reconnect the power cord.
    IMPORTANT: For some Blu-ray Disc Home Theater models it is necessary to press and hold the OPEN/CLOSE andPLAY buttons simultaneously, then reconnect the power cord.
    NOTE: This step may require the assistance of a second person.
  5. After reconnecting the power cord, when the tray opens, release the OPEN/CLOSE button.
  6. Remove the disc.
  7. If necessary, disconnect and then reconnect the power cord to recover the player.

Aug 24, 2015 | DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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Will not read disc or eject disc

There's a few things you can try. Turn off unit, unplug from AC for 5 minutes or so, plug back in, turn unit on, hit eject/open.
OR..same as above, but hold the eject/open button, then turn unit on.

Sometimes a combination of these odd procedures actually work. Sometimes holding the stop button, and hitting eject/open works too. Hope this is helpful.

Apr 23, 2010 | Sharp AQUOS Blu-ray Disc Player

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The DVD will not stop spinning. The door will not open either. When I took the cover of the players and plugged it in, the DVD just keeps spinning even when I hit STOP, OPEN, and turn the player OFF. ...

I've had this problem twice now.

The first time, I unplugged the unit for about a minute, plugged it back in and pressed the Open button. The disc was ejected and ran fine for about a week.

Then it happened again, but the unplugging didn't fix it this time.

Try this;
Unplug the unit and let it sit for a few mins to let the disc stop spinning. Then gently pull down on the DVD door. Look at the lower left side of the DVD tray and you should see a large slot. Shine a light into the slot and you will see a dime size white gear. I used a small flat head screwdriver to spin the gear to the right. After 2 small turns, the DVD tray opened enough so that I could pull it gently open. I took the DVD out, gently pushed the DVD tray back in and set the DVD player on my workbench to tinker with on a rainy day. Not sure what the root cause is, but I'll worry about that later!

Aug 14, 2009 | Samsung DVD-R135

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DVD player disc tray won't open

take a screw driver and open it up
maybe its a disc that stuck
if not working
probably cheaper to buy a new one

Apr 28, 2009 | Philips DVD793CH Multi-disc DVD Player

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There is no picture of the disc on the panel and no disc is displ

first unplug, then a screw driver to unscrew the top of the dvd player, try to clean lens with a Q-tip and rubbing alcahol. then plug in while apart to see if lens is working and the spiner which is a small motor if not turning try to spin and see if will start on its on after that if spins put back together. this may help!!!

Mar 24, 2009 | Sony RDR-VX530 DVD Recorder/VCR

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DVD Player does not work

General Problems
Player won’t work (locks up)
• Try unplugging the AC power cord and plugging it back in.
• Reset the DVD/VCR: on the front of the unit, press and hold the STANDBY/ON button while you press and hold the STOP button—wait at least 3 seconds
before you release both of the buttons. You’ll need to set up your menu preferences because this Reset Procedure returns the DVD/VCR’s menus to the
factory default settings and also erases the contents of the Disc Library.

Mar 15, 2008 | DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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Emerson PDE-2717 Portable DVD Player - worked great for a few months but now just says 'Bad Disc' even when using discs that work in other players.

I had same problem, took the back cover off. two scews that are right were the ribbon connects to the read head I believe are potentiometers adjusted with eyeglass screw driver a couple attempts it worked. I also disconnected the plug for external battery and left unpluged since I don't use battery

Sep 18, 2007 | Audiovox D1812 Portable DVD Player

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Error Message

The manual says to press the display button (just below the eject button) on the remote. This worked for me.

Oct 01, 2006 | Toshiba DR4 DVD Recorder

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