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Freezes while watching a DVD

I see 3 post about the same problem but no solution...is there one?

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  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2008

    1/2 way through a DVD the player stops. If I take out the battery and replace occasionally the DVD will resume play. Any suggestions?

  • JoeMike May 18, 2008

    Our Player does the same thing. Sometimes if we shake it or tap it it will resume playing. Any sugestions??



  • Panksie May 25, 2008

    The DVD freezes while we're watching it or the player won't run it and just says "Loading" while the disc can be heard spinning (as noted in anothe post). I have run it AC and DC and that makes no difference. I have tried popping out the discs, inserting different discs to no avail. I have removed the battery pack and put it back on that that works for a short while.

  • Anonymous Jul 02, 2008

    I have the same freezing problem. No longer under warranty.

  • Anonymous Jul 21, 2008

    Mine does the same thing - I can hear the disc spinning and the screen says LOADING but it will refuse to play. I have found that turning off the player, taking out the disc, and spraying condensed air into the player works for me. I have also inserted a laser-cleaning disc and that seemed to solve the problem, but only temporarily. Recently, I've been shaking the player when it freezes mid-movie and I can get the disc playing again.

  • Anonymous Aug 20, 2008

    I've had 2 that have done the same thing. I suspect that the lens is getting stuck along the guide rails as it moves. A little jostling may just fix it, but the real solution is to give up on Sony -- I've seen reports of the same problem in this line going back several years. It doesn't look like it's getting fixed. You can try to open it up and hope that you can clean/grease the guide rails for the lens mechanism, and then pray that you can get everything back together.

  • ccjmd Sep 15, 2008

    We have two of these, both freeze up. The probem is worse with time.

  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2008

    Awful how many people have the same problem with this unit...I followed the advice of solution #1 by moving the tracking mechanism to its full extent in both directions and IT WORKED to fix the "loading problem!"


    If someone figures out how to lube the tracking mechanism...please post!


    SONY has an exchange program where you pay $150 (approx.) and they send you a refurbished model.  I think that kind of sucks since I paid 179 for mine NEW and the new ones are only 30 dollars more.

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    Same issue, was advised to send back to Sony, however not to expect a fix. Believe the issue is due to the lens track not being lubricated and sticks.

  • milomilo6200 Jan 24, 2009

    I had my sony dvd for 5 months it is doing the same thing it sucks... thanks SONY

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    I have the same problem. I have returned it to Best Buy and they cleaned it (free of charge) but other wise it is out of warrenty and I have used it less than 20 hours total. This is why Samsung is eating Sony's lunch.

  • BSAradio Apr 06, 2009

    I have this problem as well. In fact, THREE separate FX810 players have done this to me. I have only recently come to the conclusion that it is not the tracking of the optical lens. It is the fault of the motor (for lack of a better word) running the spindle upon which the DVD spins. The machine audibly tries to "get back up to speed" when the picture freezes, but it can't seem to stay in constant motion. Therefore, it can't move "forward" on the DVD (think of an LP when the turntable stops spinning) and the picture freezes up. It has nothing to do with the power source, the amount of power it's getting, the lens or the DVD/CD it's playing - I've checked those too. In the meantime, I've discovered that if I knock my knuckle hard against the left side of the machine, it tends to resume playing the DVD. I wish I could fix the problem though...

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After going through 2 of this model (the first one didn't do it for almost a year, so we figured that the kids had broken it), I suspect that it's a problem with the tracking mechanism. The lens seems to get stuck in one place and a little shaking may help it to overcome the problem. Sometimes manually moving the lens will get it to restart, but it may just get stuck again in the same spot. Basic solution - buy a different brand (I have seen a long history of similar probs w/ Sony portable players). Ugly solution - open it up (I haven't yet), and hope that there are accessible guide rails that you can grease up, and then get the whole thing put back together correctly.

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I have this problem, too! I can hear the disc spinning and the screen says LOADING but it simply won't play.

I have found that inserting a laser cleaning disc will temporarily solve the problem. I have also sprayed a can of compressed air into the player and that works, too.

When it freezes mid-movie, I can shake the player and it will sometimes fix this problem.

Posted on Jul 21, 2008

Send it back to sony and get it fix. you have one year warranty

Posted on Jun 23, 2008

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