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Won't read dvd

When i put in a dvd it says Loading.
You can hear the dvd spinning but will not start playing.
Any ideas?

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  • melissabl May 22, 2008

    wont read any dvd, keeps spinning says loading but nothing happens, so frusterating. player was a gift brand new barely used and now out of warranty

  • Anonymous Jun 03, 2008

    is a ******* ****

  • rfranco Nov 30, 2008

    My Sony FX-810 will say loading for a few minutes then finally go to "no disc" on the display.

  • No_Clue68 Dec 03, 2008

    Mine just churns and the lcd screen says "loading." It is quite lame that Sony advises if you have a problem tell the retailer. Who do you talk to at Amazon for a replacement?

  • Anonymous Dec 21, 2008

    I have the FX810 and it tries to load and then after a minute or two I get the Check Disc message.

    I just found out through the Sony service website that they want $156 for an exchange, or $126 for service. I originally paid $159.99

    I am very disappointed in this product!

  • taniamekv Jan 07, 2009

    This is truly a piece of ****. I have the same problem. Although it's annoying if you hit the top of the dvd cover while it's freezing very swiftly, it keeps playing. For a while it was working ok, now we are back to the freezes. Sony wants to charge the price of a new one to fix it. Ours stopped working after 6 months....out of warranty. Again, piece of ****.

  • crazyfazy_7 Jan 26, 2009

    I have the same problem with my fx 810. It just says "loading" and doesn't play a dvd anymore! What junk!!

  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009

    always loading......

  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2009

    When you place dvd in unit, it spins and says" loading", Then " check disk". No disk will play! I have had it less than one year.


  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    My SOny DVP-FX820 portable DVD player will no longer play DVD Videos, but will play audio. Says"cannot play this disc." I've only used commercial dvd's on it and have had it only 2.5 months. SONY customer service no help. Disappointed. Any ideas?

  • Anonymous May 02, 2009

    Same issue here after about 4 months of use. I pushed the skip button a couple of times one day while a disc was playing and it hasn't worked since.


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Try switching the LINE SELECT button from OUT to IN, then back to OUT. This solved the problem in which our Sony DVP-FX810 player showed LOADING for around 30-45 seconds and then CHECK DISC.

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I have both fx810 and fx815, i bought from the fx810 from US and bring it back to canada, after few week it freeze when playing. I bought a Samsung and never have any problem even my 5 an 3 years old use it, they move around and use it anywhere.
I just bought a liquidation from Futureshop, it a demo and no accessory, get it very great deal, since I still have all the accessory with my fx810 so I don't mind, I was able watching movie and now it just keep loading and do nothing. Sometime I just move the head to the center and it can read the disk.
I now have two Sony, the first one can read the disk and freeze after few minutes, the second one if it can load the disk then it is OK. If I can combine the two into one then I am fine, but unfortunately I can't. Sony was my trust brand and now it is not. Avoid the Sony Portable DVD player.

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