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Portable DVD Player Disk spins too fast

I have an Element Dual Screen Portable DVD player. When I put the DVD in (store bought movie, not home made DVD) the disk just spins so fast it sounds like it is going to take off. The stop button doesn't even work, I have to unplug the machine and wait for the disk to stop. Can I fix this problem myself?

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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...

Posted on Apr 01, 2007

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send the player to the technician to check it for u had it been I belong to your country I would have helped you to solt the problem,

Posted on Mar 24, 2008

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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.


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i have an audiovox dvd player model D1718 . i put the disc in and it says it is loading but then comes up no disc . how can i fix this problem?

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Audiovox D1817 shows No Disk

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My dvd player starts the movie over every time I turn the car on. Previous reviews said it would start back where it stopped. the manuel gives no information on this. Help!

Hi Arlene,

I checked Amazon for this player and looked at the questions and reviews. As luck would have it, I found this:

Q: dvd player: Does the Sylvania SDVD8791 dvd player remember where the movie stopped?

A: No, It's starts the movie over everytime the player is turned off.

So it appears that at least one other person is having the same experience as you are having. At first, I thought if you had it wired wrong it would "forget" but since it is portable and lacks batteries - that wouldn't be the case. For these same reasons, I can't imagine how a player can remember the location on a disk if power is removed from it. In any case, I doubt there is anything wrong with the player, it simply doesn't function as you were erroneously told or as hoped. When in the car, you should probably tell those watching to note the location on the disk before shutting off the car.

The Amazon link I used for my reply can be found here:

Good luck!

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Disney D7500PDD Portable DVD Player doesnt spin DVD

Very Good Daniel,
if you are good with a srewdriver.. you could use a DVD from a computer and swap it to disney
Does the door to DVD slides out or pop the lid.
You still can swap if you are careful and you know what you are doing
I've done a few times.
Let me know in the future, if you can't, you can send to me for repair

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The cause of this is a dirty pickup laser, a DVDcleaning disk might be of help.

Thank you,


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No matter what disc I put in it wont play and Bad Disc comes up on t.v. I know the movie discs are good ones.

Hello marciafoxmar,

If you know for a fact that the discs you are putting in, then there is obviously something wrong with the DVD player. When you put a DVD in your player, can you hear it spinning the disc at all? If your DVD is not even spinning the disk, I'm afraid your DVD player might be toast. If it does spin your discs, try a lens cleaning disc (available at pretty much any home electronics store or large chain store that sells home electronics). If that does not help, let us know and also let us know if you would be comfortable opening your DVD player.

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Dual portable dvd player second screen not working

Sounds like it may be a bad linking cable or connection. Make sure you have cables inserted firmly and correctly. If possible, hook main unit to TV to be sure you are getting proper Video/Audio output.

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contact alco electronics at1-800-252-6123 cost is 80.00 flat fee to repair the problem

Oct 30, 2007 | kawasaki PVS1965 Portable DVD Player

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sounds like the laser doide has failed, and may not be practical to have repaired. D-Dan

Aug 25, 2007 | Coby TF-DVD7100 Portable DVD Player

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Dvd player will not spin disk

Unfortunately, your DVD player is broken. Portable units like these often get bumped and jostled and the motor that spins the DVD quits (very small and fragile). Sorry, I wish there were a magic button.

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Portable DVD player not spinning says no disc

Check to see if the disc is spinning. You can do this by one of two ways either
  • a:) Listen for the disc to spin after inserting it or
  • b:) Place disk in drive right way up (so that the label is not upside down). Load the disc and eject the disc again to se if the disc has moved i.e. the writing may now be upside down.
If the disc does not spin then it is likely that there is something wrong with the disc motor. If it does spin then the issue is more likely to be with the laser unit. Try cleaning the lens but if this doesn't help it's likely to be a more serious and ultimately more expensive problem.

Hope this helps

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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.

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