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Venturer tv/dvd won't load dvd comes up with invalid disk,have noticed dvd disk does not spin up,any ideas/worthwhile repairing. Regards Mick

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  • jeblonde Mar 16, 2008

    you put a dvd in the dvd player and the dvd does not spin. it just keeps saying dvd loading

  • jerry777 Mar 25, 2008

    Yes, same problem. DVD says loading but won't start DVD disc.

  • beavers10 Nov 05, 2008

    Same problem.



    When I try to move the laser head, it does not move. The white plastic spindle spins when I move it, but it does not change the position. Unplugging and replugging in does not seem to solve the problem.

  • Anonymous Nov 09, 2008

    Exactly the same issue, tried the fix, but did not seem to work. Found that switching it off for a day, can fix the problem, but anyone know of a perm fix..?

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

    I too found the DVD had stopped working and stated invalid disc and the player would not load, I followed the instructions on moving the laser reader and it has reset itself with no problem.

    Thanks for sending that fix in, it's much appreciated


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With the tray out physically move little laser reader head to the right. Unplug the unit. and plug back in with the tray out. This will reset the head. Try a few times moving gently. It worked for me.

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