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Displays "NO DISK"

I have Apex digital ADV3800 DVD VCR Combo.. have not used the dvd much.. after loading, the scree displays "NO DISK" and fails.. I have had simular problems with CD's in portable players... now I have had it and would like to know what the deal is.. I tried cleaning the lense at no avail.

Please help!

Thank you,

Raymond Sandoval

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  • johnk911 Feb 08, 2009

    Cd will not play. Very selective doesn't always refuse to play. Sometimes multiple "Open & Close" will read disc. Have only played 10? DVD's. Cleaned Lens & Disc. Is there an "Adjustment" to be made??? John

  • Anonymous May 26, 2009

    I had the exact same problem. Mine was due to a piece of plastic that had broken off that moves a little blue switch directly behind and below the tray. I noticed the plastic when I was moving the unit (getting ready to throw it out)
    After CAREFULLY opening up the unit I removed the 4 screws that held the DVD player. There are 3 VERY important ribbons for the DVD unit to work properly that you have to pay special attention to. After finding the plastic piece that had broken off I searched looking for a match to where it went. After discovering it, I simply superglued it back in place. Waited a few hours due to the small mating surface, then tried it. It has worked perfectly since.



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The message indicates that the system failed to read the index portion of the disc. Try cleaning the lens using a cotton swab and alcohol. Try playing a music CD as well. If hte CD plays but the DVD continues to fail, you have a failing optics assembly that needs to be replaced. This is the most common symptom of failing optics. DVDs will fail while CDs will play.
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