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I've been having the same problem as you had, whenever I insert a disc into the DVD player, the message NO appears. I read that you were able to reset the device by reinstalling the "ribbon cables". I have absolutely no clue what "ribbon cables" are, how to open the device, etc... What do I have to do? Your help would be much appreciated!! 
Thanks, Claudia

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  • Steve Serwe
    Steve Serwe Aug 09, 2008

    I have the exact problem Claudial is experiencing. What can I do?

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Get a new one. I tried the ribbon thing and it did not work. These units are throw aways.

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Opening the box is no problem. Make sure you have the device unplugged from the wall socket. There are six screws to remove - one in each side and four on the back panel. The top just lifts off. You will see a couple of small gray cables plugged in the board. Gently lift them off the pins and then reseat them again, making sure you get the orientation correct - ie the same way they came off. I don't kow if this will fix your problem but this machine is extemely easy to work on as there is not much inside.

Posted on Oct 07, 2008

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