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Portable dvd player says loading but won't do anyting

My portable dvd player spins the disk and say loading but won't do anything after that

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SOURCE: reading but DVD is not spinning in portable dvd player

Some suggestions assuming you know you're using good discs, and have this problem with more then 1 disc. In anything that requires you to open the player and play around in it, I also assume you're not too akward with electronics, and out of warranty: spindle motor problems - you could either fix that by changing the motor, or occasionaly by dropping a little bit of 3 in 1 oil on the shaft. Just dont start it as a hobby if you can still go complain at the store... Good luck

Posted on Jan 30, 2006

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The laser has become damaged/worn-out. There is no fix for it as replacement parts are not made for it.

Posted on Sep 23, 2007

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For whatever reason, the laser assembly is not able to read the discs. This could be caused by any number of reasons including an alignment gone bad, to a dirty lens, to a bad laser diode...accordianman

Posted on Jul 07, 2008

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SOURCE: durabrand portable dvd player motor spin but disk not playing

I have the same problem, the this dvd player i use one time

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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SOURCE: audiovox d1708 portable dvd player: DVD spins and says loading...

If it does it with all discs then the player is dying. If it is just the one disc I would say it is a bad disc. You can also see if there is dirt or grease or fingerprints on the laser pickup lens.


Posted on Jan 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Toshiba Portable DVD will not spin upon start up

If the disc does not spin it will cause the optical reader to not read the disc, which will give you the "no disc" or "invalid disc" error. If a disc will not spin, the most common cause of this is due to a spindle motor malfunction. The good news is that it can be fixed on average of between $70-90 dollars depending on what service repair technicians charge in your local area. You can fix the problem yourself if you have the patience and a bit of knowledge, but I can tell you from first hand experience it is a pain to do this.

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I hope this helps give you an idea of what the problem is and helps you solve the issue.

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