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DvD player wont load

When i load a dvd into my portable dvd player all i get is a short grinding sound and then a blue screen. I took the dvd out and turned the player on and the laser slides over and then back during the grinding sound


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  • samfoth Mar 19, 2008

    same thing happens when i put in a CD

  • Paul Cernech May 11, 2010

    what happens with a Cd?

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2016

    This is a COMMON problem and I have never seen the correct explanation or solution on the internet. The CD or DVD sits on the motor support disc which has a fine circular rubber ring fitted in a groove. It's purpose is to add some friction and stop the disc from freewheeling on its own. The grinding noise you hear when loading is the disc losing grip and the motor servo trying to re-establish lock over several seconds or more. The consequence is a slow load if it loads at all. The rubber ring under the disc gets dust on it or hardens with age making it slippy. That's why the problem mostly occurs with old drives and the recommend is to throw it away! I have a solution I use on the rubber rollers of Laserjet printers.

    Clean the rubber surface first with alcohol. Then buy a can of 'belt dressing'. This is a very sticky substance used to treat V belts in machines. Put a VERY SMALL amount on a cotton bud Q stick and wipe over the rubber ring that sits under the cd, just enough to show there is a film - don't over do it!. Remove any old grease from the 2 slide rails and lubricate with a small drop of 3 in 1 oil from a hypo. Insert a CD/DVD and test. You should now hear a smooth load and just the normal thump noise. Just fixed a Panasonic DMP-BD35 Blue-Ray and it now loads quiet just like new.

    I can't be bothered to register on sites, so try this first and see if it works for you.



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Have the DVD front-loading drive mechanically checked. There is a clutch mechanism that controls the drive's stop/start and rotating speed that can often makes this noise.

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The grinding could be the laser trying to read, so you could try a CD/DVD cleaner product> It also could be the laser is off track or damaged and you would need to have it repaired or buy a new player.

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