Question about Insignia IS-PDVD10 Portable DVD Player
Different discs are read with different focus ranges. Production pressed DVDs are different in thickness that recordable DVDs and CDs are also different than the afore mentioned items. Your optical transport could be out of alignment, but check to see if CDs will play first. If CDs and Production DVDs will play, it is possible that you have a dirty lens or there is something interfering with the laser (i.e. dirt).
Here are a couple of solutions:
If this unit had worked in the past and has started acting up without being droped, jarred, banged, or slammed around, then it may very well be as easy as dirty optics. Get a lens cleaner kit or a Q-tip with a little glass cleaner and clean off the lens of the optical transport.
If this does not work:
You will need to see what the optical transport is doing. The door needs to be opened and the switch that tells the player the door is closed needs to be tripped (usually with a paper-clip or small tool). Watch the optical transport to make sure it moves back and forth, up and down BUT DO NOT LOOK INTO THE LENS DIRECTLY as this can cause retinal damage. If it does all these things, then the motors are working properly and the issue is either in the optical alignment or the decoder chip.
If it's the optical alignment, you might be able to open the player and start changing the height of the drive placement so the laser focuses more accurately on the disc. This will require a disc with an opaque or printed side to stay in the drive while you calibrate. You can then safely look at the disc and see the red dot of the laser to determine the size of the dot. The smaller the size, the more in focus the laser is. This calibration must be done for the entire length of the oprical transport track. there are two screws that change this on either end and both muse be checked and calibrated. The optical transport has some focus adjustment capability (hence the up and down motion of the optics), but if the transport is beyond the limited capabilities of the auto focus, it needs to be brought back to correct.
Posted on May 12, 2008
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Mar 04, 2010 | Philips DVP5140 DVD Player
Dec 19, 2009 | Sony BDP-S350 Blu-Ray Player
Nov 24, 2009 | Televison & Video
Jun 03, 2008 | Samsung DVDR120 DVD Recorder
May 07, 2008 | Toshiba RD-KX50 DVD Recorder/HDD Recorder
Apr 20, 2008 | Samsung DVD-HR720 DVD Recorder
Dec 29, 2007 | Panasonic DMR-E50 DVD Recorder
91 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: