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  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2007

    does not read disc.

  • Muddywaters8 Jan 05, 2008

    unit has worked fine started having problems recently, would play DVD's only in a certain tray, now it won't read in any tray. Any solutions?

  • BoGGled Jan 07, 2008

    I have the same problem too. It does not play DVDs now. Says "No Play."

  • elmerten Jan 26, 2008

    "DVD No Disk" message appears whenever I try to play some of my DVDs (particularly those from boxed sets), other DVDs work fine as do ordinary CDs. The DVDs which won't paly are ones which worked fine 24 hours before.

  • shocks33600 Feb 15, 2008

    same problem, was ok but now will play the freebee's you get in the newspaper but not the boxed sets- have cleaned the head and looked inside but nothing appears amiss- any ideas ?

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2008

    Denon DHT 500SD no longer playing DVD discs.  Says either "Disc Error" or "No Disc"

  • 98bowns Mar 19, 2008

    does not play dvds but plays my cds tried lens cleaners movies stays frozen.

  • ben2211 Mar 20, 2008

    My system sometimes says format unsupported or cannot read, other times skips or freezed during movie. Tried software upgrade, lens cleaner, neither worked.

  • Jim1243 Mar 23, 2008

    I have had problems with my Bose 321GS system since new in that it will not play certain DVD's. For example, it sits there with "Reading" displayed on the unit but never starts the video. This has occurred for one disc out of a multidisc box on several occasions while the other discs in the set load and play normally. The "problem disc" will run fine in other DVD players. Coupled with the unit turning off at random, failing to produce sound when started on HDTV, suddenly producing a loud hiss in the middle of something or producing occasional popping sounds from the base unit has really soured me on Bose!

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2008

    my screen says "unsupported mode" and I get ghost images of dvd main menu

  • reading08 Apr 05, 2008

    Won't play DVD's anymore. I put a DVD in and it gets stuck in "reading" mode. I can hear the disc turning but it never gets going fast enough to start. I did manage to get a CD to play. It's not very old and hasn't been used hard. Some of the DVD's are brand new and I don't know what to do. I've spent good money for this and went with a brand that I thought would be reliable. I'm disappointed to say the least. HELP ME! I have a two year old and she would love to watch a few videos once in a while.

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2008

    Sound works, radio works, conections checked and rechecked, will not play any DVD installed new direct cable. Bose Instructional DVD will sometimes display limited text/sound but cannot control access to menu items.

  • cleffray24 May 25, 2008

    Won't play DVD's anymore. I put a DVD in and it gets stuck in "reading" mode. I can hear the disc turning but it never gets going fast enough to start. I did manage to get a CD to play. It's not very old and hasn't been used hard. Some of the DVD's are brand new and I don't know what to do. I've spent good money for this and went with a brand that I thought would be reliable. I'm disappointed to say the least. HELP ME! I have a two year old and she would love to watch a few videos once in a while.

  • Bram May 28, 2008

    LG DA3520 fails to read any DVD, spindle motor does not come to speed and has little torque. When in radio FM mode the Disk drawer opens spontaneously. Pushing it in manually will close it for a short period but problem cycles


  • engwash Jul 02, 2008

    We are having the same problem with our player. It won't play either DVDs or CDs and just gets stuck in the reading mode!

  • balunrdale Aug 09, 2008

    Just says reading DVD/CD. Nothing else happens

  • JCusack Aug 25, 2008

    Grrr, its terribly annoying. i have the same problem with the jvc system TH-S3. mine seems to play 'all region' dvd's and audio CDs but nothing else. i tried the website but found it ridiculously unhelpful, i expected a bit more from a company of this size but its absolutely clear that jvc has no concept of customer service whatsoever.

  • Anonymous Oct 15, 2008

    same as ya'll

  • zarby69 Oct 28, 2008

    My player do not play dvd anymore. It plays music, but if I try a DVD, it try to read, and finally the error message is : Can't Play

    Someone can help me? I don't know what to do.


  • wottonb Nov 09, 2008

    my Zenith reads # 3525, but can't find it listed here.... Yes, DVD player is not reading anymore...I see 20 similiar problems listed here..but no answers/solutions are solutions answered somewhere else

  • natecorbitt Dec 15, 2008

    DVD stuck in "Loading" mode

  • sizzlelean2 Dec 22, 2008

    I have a similar problem - sometimes. It will play some DVD's but not others. Any suggestions?

  • jolden Dec 29, 2008

    i can't play dvd but i can play other disc message says can't play

  • musondacolli Jan 01, 2009

    My HT-P50 has been behaving likewise. It plays some DVD's and CD's but others it doesn't. Some of the discs that it is not played used to play well before. Now it just gets stuck on 'loading disc' then moves to next disc till it says 'no disc'!
    I have tried cleaning it and I thought is could be a dust problem so I got a portable vacuum cleaner to **** the dust out of the player but nothing.



  • sabers33 Jan 23, 2009

    IM having the same problem will play other disc but won't ply dvd's

  • pgclosie May 04, 2009

    I also have the same problem. My Sony DAV-S400 will play audio cds no problems but when i put any dvd into it it simply displays "Can't play". Any assistance would be great.

  • Anonymous May 13, 2009

    will not play dvd

  • brucesinglet May 16, 2009

    plays cd

    unanble to play video but will play sound track

    screen unable to read prompt

    screen turns blue red and green then goes blank



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The DVD lens is worning out and the day is not far when it will not play any DVDs but will play audio CDs etc...and then not also that. The typical life of a lens is not more than 2 years...So the only solution is the replace the lens in the system

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