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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
if its still under warranty, do that.
if it's not, try taking it back to the store and asking for a replacement. don't let the floor salesman tell you no. insist on speaking to the manager. my strategy is to: "be polite, appear slightly stupid, and dont take no for an answer" it works 80-90% of the time.
if you cant get anywhere (or dont want to try that route), then you have nothing to lose. open the case and try to clean the mechanism and lens
two screws on either side of the unit, and i think another 4 screws on the back side. this will allow you to pull the top cover off the unit.
clean the mechanism, and clean the lens. you can buy cleaner if you want, but i just use a soft cloth and some "no-streak" type window/glass cleaner (windex)
clean your disks as well. this DVD player seems to be sensitive to scuffs and dust more than some other players. you just have to be persistent.
or you could buy another DVD player. at $60, its really a pretty good deal anyhow.
Posted on Mar 09, 2008
Usually if there is a NO DISC error, and the lens is verified clean, there is either dust in the laser assembly (use a can of compressed air to clean it out) or a loose laser assembly cable. Also check to make sure the lens can bob (wiggle around), and that it can slide back and forth.
The emergency eject is underneath, its a small slot. Insert a toothpick at one end and slide to the other end to open the tray.
Posted on Aug 30, 2008
To add to the previous solution (which I followed myself), specifically steps 3 and 5...
The C316 may not be leaking brown fluid nor the bulging at the top might not be noticeable as was the case with mine. It might have you second guessing. Nevertheless, my unit had the same symptoms of the problem as described above and I went on with the "operation." (Don't mistaken the rubbery cream colored stuff at RB301 for brown leakage. I believe its there to protect/insulate.)
The exact capacitor I used from Radio Shack - 1000uF 35v, Part # 272-1032 It's actually quite a bit bigger than the original but fits and works fine. A picture of this newly installed capacitor is here (it's the baby blue one).
Posted on Oct 13, 2009
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