Question about Denon CD Players
We purchased our DVD player while living in China 3 years ago, and now on our return to Australia, we are unable to play Australian DVD's.
The local Denon store advised us we would need to send the player to Japan!!
I was wondering if anyone could possibly help with an unlock code which would allow us to continue to use this player?
Many thanks and regards, Cathy
It sounds like the DVD region (a setting in both your OS and your DVD hardware) may have been changed. DVD regions are the agreed upon method (by entertainment companies, hardware manufacturers and governments) to limit cross-border sharing of media. Most valid (read: non-pirated) DVDs have a region code. Your DVD drive will only play DVDs with a region code that matches the DVD region code set on the DVD drive.
You didn't mention your OS but if you are running Windows XP then go to Start->Control Panel->System->System->Hardward->Device Manager and find your DVD player. Right-click the DVD player and select Properties from the menu and you should see a properties dialog-box with a DVD region tab. This is where you can change the DVD region that your player will recognize. Be careful, don't play around here, most DVD players have an embedded limit on the number of times (4-or-so) the DVD region can be changed.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Jan 16, 2008
The owners manual references turning the servo on and off on page 8
Good luck... Happy to help you further if things get complicated. A "FixYa" rating for this would help my profile. Thanks
Posted on Feb 12, 2008
Try cleaning the laser first. Take care, because it is delicate.
Some instructions of how to clean a CD laser:
If the cleaning does not fix the fault, it is possible that the laser is weak, or there are some problems in the electronics in the CD player. This is not something you will be able to service yourself, unless you are properly trained, have experience, and have the proper setup to perform CD player servicing.
In most cases these CD players are not cost effective to service. You can contact the orignal manufacture for details or any recomendations.
Posted on Apr 29, 2008
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The most likely cause of this problem is the laser is becoming weak. You may be able to get a bit more service out of it by manually cleaning the laser with a cotten bud and some alcohol. However the only real solution is to replace the laser assembly.
It depends on how good at taking things apart and putting them back together you are, weather you should try this yourself. The laser assemblies often have the part number on the side of them, if not you will need to contact Denon who may tell you what it is if you are lucky.
Almost all laser assemblies come fully clibrated and all you need to do is remove the old one and replace it with a new one. You can get the parts from CPC in the UK unfortunately I don't know about other countries.
Posted on Sep 14, 2008
I remember that particular one yes, he emailed me the final solution to the problem. Below is the excerpt of his email to me. After doing the steps below it worked. If it does not in your case message me back. You are using the supposed multiregion DVD player that isnt multiregion when you buy it right?
"thru parental lock/password then it wanted me to enter a new country code of 4 digits so i decided to try 0000. it only let me enter one 0 but i closed the menu button"
Posted on Oct 16, 2008
Hopefully, it may just need cleaning and lube.
I have a Denon DCM-460 purchased from Goodwill a couple days ago and had problem with one CD-R skipping and stuttering toward the end.
Cleaned the CD which helped a little but still started skipping and stuttering.
Noticed a scratch toward the outer end which I suspect is where the problems occurred.
Anyway, last night I cleaned laser, rails, lubed spindles and moving parts. I used 99.9% alcohol to clean. I used a light teflon oil (Tri-Flow) to lube spindles and rails. And white electronic grease where you see remnants of white grease.
Today, I now played through the problem CD-R with no problems.
Assuming placement is level and stable, certainly worth a try and the effort.
Posted on May 03, 2009
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