I live on a Welsh mountain and it is cold and damp in my room when I am away - which I have been for two months. Neither my CD player nor the DVD player on my computer will recognise they have discs in them - discs that I know work because I have tried them before and after elsewhere. Presumably this is condensation on the lens? How do I fix it?
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Re: DVD player and CD player stop reading discs.
try opening the Drive Trays, and hold a hot air dryer about 2-3 feet away for about 15-20 Minutes, Aim the dryer towards the opened trays. close the trays reboot the computer.
If still not working, i,d suggest putting a laser head cleaner in, and getting some more heat for your House.
Computers do usually tend to function much better at Room Temprature.
Hope this solves your problem.
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1 - Try a different disc. Either works, or not. If works, problem original non-playng disc. If not working, problem is player (or another faulty disc).
2. If player is problem: Try using a 'head-cleaner' disc (from store). These usually play whilst cleaning. If no play - problem is 'read head' in player. If it plays, then try ( a known good - works in another machine), disc. 3. If 'read head' is faulty, you need a techy to replace, or throw it away, buy a new one (more likely).
Eject the DVD from the Cyberhome DVD player. Look over the bottom of the disc. If any dirt and fingerprints are present, remove them with a damp cloth, moving from the inner circle of the DVD to the outside.
Insert the DVD into a scratch repair device, if the DVD has any light scratches (deep scratches are not reparable). Turn on the DVD repair kit and the device literally sands down the scratch. When this is finished, the DVD should work correctly with the Cyberhome DVD player.
Avoid inserting homemade DVDs into the disc drive. The Cyberhome is not compatible with many self-created DVDs, causing a "Disc Read Error" message to appear on the screen.
Spray compressed air into the disc drive of the DVD player. The compressed air removes dust and other debris from the laser and reading lens in the player.
This means that the lens of your dvd player is having a hard time reading the discs. It could be dirty. You need to run a disc cleaner to run into your player for like 30 seconds. It it does not solve the problem. You might need to clean the lens manually. Open the casing and unscrew the plastice plate covering the lens. Then get a q tip damped in an alcohol. Gently wipe on the lens' surface and let it dry. Return everything back and play those discs again.
This usually happens when the player has been sitting inactive for a while.It is caused by dust.The only recommendation is to open the dvd slot and blow into it .
I have the same problem when mine has been inactive for only 2 weeks.
Make sure the room you leave it in isnot cold or damp.
If the player does not play even known working discs (both CD and DVD), you may want to try first to have the lens cleaned out with a disc cleaner which should be available in most DVD stores. If that does not work you may want to open the device if it is out of warranty and inspect the drive and the head. See if the lens is actually moving or may need replacement.
Well if it happens to every disc, then you know its the discs that are the problem. It should be the DVD player. Check if you plugged in the yellow, white, and red plugs accordingly. And also try blowing inside the DVD player, to blow away any dust that might be fogging the disc from beiing read.
In your entertainment center there maybe a very low level vibration interrupting the dvd lasers ability to track the dvd's.You should try using a rubber damping pad under the player or putting noise damping feet on the the player. This should stabillize the player and let the unit work correctly Hope this helps you with your problem.
Some models of PIONEER cd players had radio frequency problems that caused them to work on and off. Are you near any radio or braodcast towers? Poorly shielded power supplies cause this as well. A weak laser diode in the pick-up assembly in model runs could be the problem. You might want to Google the model number and see if this is common for these units.