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Player won't play dvds

Our player has stopped playing dvds. It will just keep "loading". It will play a CD just fine.

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Change the lens? THAT WILL BE SO EASY!

Posted on Oct 25, 2008

Re: Player won't play dvds - Zenith ZPA-314 Portable DVD Player DVD & Blu-Ray Players

Change the lens

Posted on Apr 01, 2008

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Won't play dvds

The DVD play part has probably had it. Try putting in a CD cleaner disc (a special CD with nylon brushes on it) if you want to spend time on it, this can fix some dirt on lens problems. I would just go and but the cheapest supermarket DVD player to replace it, why the cheapest? because DVD/CD players never last very long before they fail like this.

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Getting a C 13 70 disc is dirty message only for DVDs that I'e burned recently. I bought a new pack of blank DVDs, the same kind I've always used, but every movie I burn on these new ones, they...

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Was this player playing previously? And how long have you been using this player? I suspect the lens of the player. Once the lens of the player becomes weak, it won't play discs any longer.

The first thing my mind goes to, is the lens. The lens id responsible for reading/loading data on discs. So if the lens is unable to read the disc, there is no way the player is going to play the disc.

To confirm if actually its a laser problem, insert an Audio CD into the player and see if will play. If it plays, then obviously, your laser (lens) is weak. But if it doesn't play Audio CD, then it might still be the laser (lens) or probably, a mechanism problem.

Get a lens cleaner, use it to clean the lens. If that doesn't solve the problem, get a screw driver, open the player's cover so that you can gain access to the lens, use a cotton board to clean the surface of the lens. This should clean dust or dirt that might be on the lens.

If non of the above solves the problem, then know that you need to replace the laser to a brand new one.

To replace the lens, remove the bad laser, use it as a sample to get exactly the same type and do the replacement. Note that replacing a laser (lens) needs a professional touch, so if you cannot replace the laser, get it to a repairman to fix it for you.

Once this us done, your player will play all DVD discs again.

Good luck.

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The unit can recognize that a disc has been loaded but can not read the contents. This can be as simple as a dirty lens or more drastic like failing optics. Try cleaning the lens using a cotton swab and alcohol. If that fails to correct the problem and a music CD will play OK, then the optics are failing. DVDs require more laser power to read than a music CD.


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Hello, I'm here to try and help you with your DVD player, it sounds like to me the laser is either out of adjustment, or even gone bad, try playing a music cd first, if the cd loads and plays then your laser is out of adjustment or going bad. There isn't a whole lot you can do with it if this is the case. Some manufactors have a certain group or sequeince of buttons you can push to reset the player. Try looking in the owners manual or calling the manufactor for reset directons, if there is none than, it's time to go buy another DVD player. Thanks for contacting us and hope you have a pleasent day.

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ya try cd lens cleaner ok they sell at store its a cd with litte brushes on it cleans lazor ok thx nick

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just open the player (4-6 screws) and clean the lens. I had a similar problem (plays VCD, CD but no DVD - tray will open immediately). It worked afterwards

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Change your DVD player

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