My Philips DVP642 has worked perfectly for over a year now. But suddenly now its only working in Audio mode. It recognizes the DVD but no picture turns up. I can only hear the audio. Any help appreciated.
Re: DVP642 DVD Player is only working in Audio mode
Mine does the same. Cannot get a picture using the Yellow RCA output. Use an S-video cable if you can - it should still work. If you get a black and white picture using the S-video output, go to MENU > VIDEO page and change the output from PyBywhateveritis to S-video and the color will come back. I only found out mine was broken when I needed to use the s-video cable for something else and tried switching to the Composite Video (RCA) to no avail no matter how many cables or TV inputs I tried.
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Hello The main board of your Philips DVP should be trouble shooted. Actually this is a very skilled work, needs a sound knoledge in electronics, and expereince in repair. The fault lies on its main board itself. OK.
The DVD you're using is probably from elsewhere than the region you live in. It is almost certainly possible to temporarily change the region by using a trick which will not damage your machine in any way. Google "Philips DVP642 region hack" and there will be an answer.
First try a soft reset... unplug for 20 minutes. Otherwise - the laser is dirty or misaligned. A Repair shop can clean and align for about $50. It takes specialized equipment and templates to align the laser - not something you can do on your own.
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1.check your video cable between DVD and TV.
2.in back of dvd one yellow socket only for video out others for some other purpose.
3.open tray conditon .-go to system menu on Remote -go to general set up page-video set up -and switch of .progressive -in OFF-mode.
then try it for video play back
4 if not ok replace the video decoder ic.
To open the tray this is not a perfect fix, but it will allow to use it.
After the unit is powered on:
1)Hit the "Open/Close" button
2)Wait a while (you will get the timing down with practice)
3)Tap gently, yet briskly with fingertips at area in the attached pic, that the red arrow points to
I think the problem is that the tray becomes unbalanced somehow. Because when a DVD is in, the drive opens fine, only when there is no disc do you have to tap on the unit.