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Toshiba dvd player - SD-1200

When I put in cd, my player shows "loading" but then says "disc error" it won't even read a "cleaner disc" Help

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Its actually in the troubleshooting manual. Pg 126. Try putting in the disk with the label face up, that might work too,



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Information for Owners of Toshiba SD-3980 and SD-K750 DVD Players spacer.gif To ensure the satisfaction of our customers and to maintain the integrity and quality of our products, Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C. is issuing an important product update. This is not a safety issue.
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2. defective, weak, dirty/dusty burned-out laser eye/lens;
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A few things you can try:
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