Hi, Thanks in advance for your help.
My DVR was working fine. A couple of days ago I burn a movie to a rewritable disk (Memorex - DVD+RW) to see if it would play on my big screen TV. Well it did not. After 4 toots, a message on the TV said it could not read disc and to check it. I didn't try again and left it alone. That night I tried to play a normal DVD movie and it did the same thing. I tired 2 different movies that i had played the night before in that DVR and they didn't pay. All the machine does is 4 toots and then a meesage on Tv saying to check disc. Of course I stated pressing different button, turned the machine on and off several times and also disconnected it from the electricity for a few hours then for a whole day and now when ever i turn it on it does the same 4 toots, but no message and it still won't read any dvds.
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Re: Not Playing DVDs any more.
Get a laser cleaning disk, and follow through with the instructions about how to clean the laser with it.
If you are able to remove the DVD player drive, you can manualy clean the laser.
If cleaning the laser does not fix the fault, then this means that there is a failure somewhere else in the drive, or the laser itself is defective. Most of the time, these drive's are not worth servicing.
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Ive only had mine for 2 months and it just stopped playing dvds all together. I had a brand new dvd playing, went to switch it to another new dvd movie and it wouldnt read it or any other dvd Ive tried. I havent tried a blu ray disc yet.
I just bought the CH-DVR 1600
@ Target. This is just a temporary workaround to enable playing of
region 2 DVD disks (don't have other regions but believe it will work
also), until the real regional unlock is available.
1. Insert the region 2 DVD disk and close the tray.
2. Wait for the "Wrong Region" popup to appear in the upper-right corner of your TV screen.
3. The display on your DRV reads "STOP" at this point and the "Wrong Region" popup has disappeared.
4. Press the number "1" button on your DVR remote and a small input popup will appear in the upper-left corner of your screen.
5. Do not press anything else and the DVR will accept this entry as
a chapter # and proceed to this chapter to start playing the movie.
NOTE1: The DVR runs in a somewhat restricted node, e.g. the DVR
display still reads "STOP" and some remote functions do not work, such
as "Menu". The input numbers correspond to the chapters on the DVD
disk, so you can experiment and get to the menu once you hit one of the
extra feature chapters with a "back to the menu" link on it.
NOTE2: I’m anxiously awaiting the real unlock sequence, as I tried most of the old ones posted here, none seemed to work.
also try this -Switch player ON with no disc
in the tray. Close tray and press MENU, 1, and 9 on the remote control.
A menu should appear with the Region Option. Highlight the Region entry
and press ENTER on the remote. Type in the Region you want. (Put 0 for
code free) Press ENTER again to confirm choice. Press OPEN/CLOSE TRAY
button and put in movie.
mine kinda has the same problem but it only happens with one movie Hairspray but it doesn't say error it just says loading for hours until i restart this system in order to get the DVD out. Need Help!!
I had this problem frequently over the last year, the one thing I did notice was that if the DVD's I attempted to use were very lightweight or thin, it would not format them. If you can find any of the older, thicker DVDs to record on, it may help. By the way, the ones I had that worked best were DVD+RW purchased at $1.99 for six. They had a heavy orange enamel on the tops. Withstood daily use for nearly a year. Still have some, even though the player needs medical attention now.
My Smasung DVD/VCR Combo stopped reading DVDs because of a dirty read head. It started by only playing disks sometimes, and progressed to never playing disks. I assumed it was a dirty laser lens so I bought a lens cleaner set. Unfortunately my player wouldn't play the cleaner disk.
So I took it apart and cleaned the laser lens manually with some isopropyl alcohol (the clenser that came with my cleaning disk), and a lens cloth (that came with my glasses). Just open the case (starting with the screws in the back) and remove the snap in cross panel that obscures the lens of the DVD portion. Put a drop of cleanser on the lens and gently wipe it with the cloth.
Oh and by the way, I take no responsibility if you break your own player while following my instructions. My own DVD player was far out of warranty at the time I cracked it open.
Cyberhome has gone out of business in the US. My DVR 1200 stopped working but I was able to repair some capacitors on the power supply to get it going again. You can find more support information about the 1200 and 1600 on these websites:
and search for Cyberhome.