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Keeps flashing "Bad disc".....

Have DVD/VCR (I know VCR's are dinosaurs!) combo and none of my DVD's will play.
Machine keeps flashing "Bad Disc". I bought some DVD's from an E-Bay seller and semi-accused him of selling me pirated DVD's....only to find that other consumers are having the same problem with this unit....my bad! I'll have to write the E-Bayer and apologize.
Changed password - didn't work. Changed Parental Setting to 7 - didn't work. Next option: S**T-Can the machine; or just play my dinosaur VCR (yes, I still have a few) tapes.

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  • Anonymous Jun 19, 2008

    My problem is similar. A DVD will play for several minutes, and then the image will freeze, then skip, then freeze, and finally remain frozen until it goes to "bad disk" and then shuts down. A video tape will also play for several minutes, and then the image degrades - the screen is covered with small trembling white diagonal lines. Is there any possibility this would relate to the cable connection between the DV2150 and the TV? The cable connection is the only thing that's been substituted.

  • fargrit23 Jun 28, 2008

    I have the same Go Video and the same "BAD DISC" problem. Thought it was the disc then tried another. Same thing. Thought it must be dirty so I tried a cleaning disk and it wouldn't even take it - it too was "BAD" (so sick of seeing that on the screen!) Tried playing a CD and it too was "BAD".
    Time to add to some e-waste? This was so easy to operate...



  • Anonymous Jul 25, 2008

    keeps on flashing bad disk, on every dvd, even when i put in a brand new dvd i just bought.

  • Anonymous Jul 25, 2008

    flashes bad disk on all cds and dvds.

    i have tried cleaning the dvds and the cds, tried putting brand new disks in that i have just purchased and it still says "bad disk", even though the disks work in my computer.

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I have the same problem with my Go Video DV2150 player. No disc in any format will play, the screen just reads Bad Disc. On my machine the DVD motor isn't spinning the discs.

The easiest way to find out if this is your problem to would be to place a disc noting the exact position any markings on it sit in relation to the tray before closing the tray. You can use a Sharpie pen or a small piece of tape to mark the disc too if desired or needed. After receiving the Bad Disk message eject the disc. Try it a couple of times. If the markings haven't moved you probably have the same problem I have.

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Try playing a CD instead of a DVD, if the audio CD plays normally that means that the laser on the DVD side is defective. This devices come with 2 laser picks, one for CD and the other one for DVDs.

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