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Re: won't read dvd's
If your Player is 3 years Old plus. I,d assume the laser head is Gone ( Burnt Out )
Try playing a CD ?
Your only other option, is to purchase A CD/DVD laser head cleaning kit. in the hope that, the laser head is just dirty.
The best method of cleaning the laser head is as Follows.
After removing the appliances Mains Power plug ( from the Wall outlet )
And taking off the Top or outer Casing, allowing access to the players Laser-Eye.
apply a small amount of alcohol or petroleum fluid, to a cotton swab ( Bud ) gently wipe the moistened ( Not Soaked ) bud accros the glass laser eye, several times. re-assemble the casing, and try a dvd.
If this does,nt work. you can safely assume the laser or laser power Diode, has burnt out. And time for a new Player.
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Re: won't read dvd's
Hi try first to clean up your laser sense with a clean up CD, after if your problem is still there, you have to go to specialist cause your laser sense is defficient, and used and have to be replaced, maybe the best thing to do is to buy a new DVD player.
you have to know that a laser sense has a limited life and it's normal to change it after aproximatly 2000 hours. I hope this helps Please rate accordingly Thank You sserpentio
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Check for scratches on the disk surface - these can inhibit the player from reading a disk correctly.
Some players will read olny certain type(s) of disks. This is an issue mostly for disks created on a computer, not those that are prerecorded and available for purchase or rental that contain movies and music.
As stated above, dIsks created on a home computer may not always be readable on a home player. Re-writeable and recordable types that are not listed as being compatible will not work. Check your manual to see which types are acceptable and not. DVD types are: DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW and DVD-RAM CD Types are CD-R, CD+R and CR-RW. Older home CD and DVD players generally work with "-R" types and the newer players with both "-R" & "+R" types. "-RW" and "-RAM" types are the least likely to be readable in home players.
Additionally, most players require that disks created on a home computer be "finalized". This is an extra step that isn't required by most CD / DVD drives in computers. Just because it works in your computer doesn't mean it will work in your home player. If you're using compatible media and still not able to read disks, check your CD / DVD recording software options to enable finalization.
follow this steps, and use the common sense.God bless you If the player skips, make sure that the DVD disc is not dirty or scratched..Use the cleaner disk buy it from R. Shack.
If the tray won't open or close properly, check the belt for dirt or
wear. Then check the tray for misalignment. If needed, remove, clean,
lubricate, and reinstall the tray following the instructions in the
Sansui VRDVD4005 will record DVDs provided they are DVD-R NOT DVD+R. I have one of these for 3 going on 4 years and I took it apart and cleaned the dust off the magnetic hub and that worked for awhile but (2-3 months) now I'm having trouble finalizing again. Someone on this site said it needs 8x NOT 16x disks ... 'cause it's an older unit ... I'm checking it out in the users manuel. magicbbs
xboxes are my speciality, spent about 2-3 years repairing them.
you,ll have a dirty or worn laser unit.
thats why it won,t read disks.
As for your other fault, regarding unloading.
this is the hard-drive, being 6 years old, it,s worn out.
Constantly read/writing Data. and the possibility of being full of dust. it,s had a great life.
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Dvd drives can read from both DVD and CD however due to technological limitations most DVD-ROM or RAM read up to slightly higher speeds for CDs than DVDs.
When burning DVDs professional companies that make prerecorded disks burn their disk at low speeds in an effort to achieve both compatibility and low errors, that is the reason their DVDs play on most DVD-ROMs. However DVDs me and you burn at home and work at high speeds are prone to errors and incompatibility with low reading speed drives.
As a result if your DVD-ROM has a low maximum reading speed then it can only read those prerecorded DVDs and only DVDs recorded at low speeds provided thre are not scratched.
I believe you managed to read those DVD movies if they were pre recorded.