I was watching a dvd last night and all of a sudden it stopped and a dvd hot code came on. Now it will play nothing but the radio and the tv. It will not read dvds and pops up the code dvdho2 or dvd hoz not sure witch.
My Panasonic DVD/CD player will not recognize any cd's or DVD's. When turned on it displays a "HOT" or "HO7" code.
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Seems your laptop DVD player's laser diode lost it's capacity. If it is not that old, try the followings:
1. Blow some air with a watch air blower or an air can. Try the DVD/CD which freezes. If this doesn't work
2. Put a drop of lens cleaner and wipe with caution to the lens. Wait for a few second and try playing the DVD/CD. Don't use force when cleaning the lens. This should be just touch and wipe action.
If this is not the case and the drive is old, you need to replace the drive. This should cost about 30$ to 45$. I did mine last month.
is the discs just spinning and then stopping when you put them in the drive?
there may be a chance that the lens might just needs cleaned.
suggest a dvd lens cleaner but on the down side there is a strong possibility it may be a faulty lens. dvd players aren't built to last.
always clean the dvd player from dust and keep in an open space.
This problem is down to failure of the laser and an only be solved by replacing it. Samsung are aware of this fault but will only offer a free replacement if the unit is still covered by it's warranty. They do offer a replacement service but charge £94 for it.
Yes your quite right, the solution to the problem is a new writer, although you have to get the same one if it's fitted internally to a notebook.
You can update the firmware, thats not a problem, you may be getting confused with bios updates which are a knightmare.
I assume you have tried the usual, uninstal and re install of the dvd drive, by uninstalling it in device manager on the cd/dvd drive line and click '+' sign, right click and uninstal, then restart pc to automatically install again.
The cd recognition says that the drive capability to read and write dvd has corrupted andfailed, so really the only solution would be a new drive
Chances are, your DVD player uses one laser to read CDs, and a different laser to read DVDs (since Cds and DVDs are read at different wavelenghts of light). If the DVDs you're trying to watch work properly in other DVD players, it probably means that the DVD laser is dirty, damaged, or burned out. Though you can try cleaning the laser (use Google for suggestions on how to do this, or check the Audiovox website), you will most likely have to get the DVD player repaired, or buy a replacement.
Many of the newer CD/DVD players sold today use a single combination laser, which reads both CDs and DVDs, which means that when the laser fails, it will not work at all. Wish I had better news for you, but I guess that the only consolation you have is that your Audivox player still works with CDs...