Question about Samsung DVD-V8600 DVD Player/VCR

1 Answer

Player does not recognize that a disk has been inserted

Thanks Aaron,

I guess it would be a good idea, in any case, to clean the lens as you suggest. It has never been done in the 2 years that I have had the player. However, one other thing that makes me think it coulld have a different problem -- when it is attempting to load the disk there is a little whirring sound with a cyclic hesitatation as if something is "skipping." It suggests to me that my problem may be more mechanical- related. Is this at all possible and if so do you think it is cost-effective to try to repair it? Thanks again for your help.

Vmon

Posted by on

  • Riko2U Mar 11, 2009

    I had two Samsung dvd 's fail on me the same week, one on the 8600 unit and another on a multi system unit I bought for watching PAL dvd's and tapes. Samsung make ****. I will never buy their brand again, ever, for anything.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Legend:

    An expert who has written 200 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 265 Answers

Hey again vmon,

If this isn't a behavior that the DVD player has exhibited in the past, you might be looking at a potential hardware failure instead. While some noise may be expected from any optical drive (DVD player, CR-ROM, etc.), it should be fairly consistent while the drive is in operation. Any kind of unusual "skipping," buzzing or grinding noise can often be an indicator that an internal component is out of alignment, or that the rotational mechanism in the drive has encountered a problem.

As such, you might want to discontinue using the player until you've had the chance to speak directly with a repair technician. Even if internal components have suffered failures from normal usage over time, there still can often be a risk of damage to any CD/DVD media used in the player until parts can be examined or replaced.

The only drawback to seeking repairs on devices like DVD/VCR players is that in many cases repair costs may exceed the purchase price of a brand-new player. If you aren't necessarily attached to this specific model, I'd suggest checking out your local retailer for pricing and availability of possible replacements. Most retailers should carry a fairly wide variety of makes and models, generally priced anywhere from around $80.00 to upwards of $300.00.

Again, hope this helps you out.

Sincerely,
Aaron
Go Ahead. Use Us.

Posted on Jun 12, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

While playing a CD it will interrupt and stop playing a CD and start searching for another disc


Since the second disk plays normally, I assume a kind of dirt at the first disk. Eject the disk and clean it. If this happens with all the disks, maybe the laser lens needs cleaning. For this I suggest you to try using a cd/dvd cleaner set, a wet one is better. Follow the instructions on the set. The main idea is to put one drip of the included liquid at the set (usually isopropyl alcohol) at a specific place (like small brush) on the disk surface and play this disk. This way the "brush" will clean up the laser lens and after that the cd/dvd player will be able to read the disks. BE CAREFULL not to put too much liquid on the "brush". In case you can, use a Q-tip with isopropyl alcohol to clean up the cd lens manually. In case this doesn't solve your problem, the cd player needs laser lens replacement by a technician.

In case of a problem or clarification, don't hesitate to post me a reply before rejecting my answer.
If you are satisfied, rate my solution with the "thumbs" or (even better) add a testimonial.

Thanks and regards
Please kindly rate this solution
Stelios
direct fixya link: http://www.fixya.com/users/technical114

Sep 25, 2010 | Sony CDP-C505 5-Disc CD Changer

1 Answer

My cd-dvd drive does not recognize discs, so movie discs are not played when I use Win Media player. I insert a disc and there is no automatic recognition of inserted disc.


You should clean your CD-Drive lens with Disk cleaner Cd that will work or move anticlock wise and your problem will be solve after cleaning the lens.

Good Luck

Nov 30, 2009 | Fujitsu Siemens LifeBook® S7110 PC...

1 Answer

DVD No Disk Inserted


Hi. the mother board will acknowledge a no read as (no disc) if the optical lens assembly has failed. two issue here, the tracking motor and lens have failed. you will need to replace the entire optical lens assembly in this case.

Jun 03, 2009 | Denon DVD-5900 DVD Player

1 Answer

Disk keeps spinning and spinning


Hey deckerfam,

If you're encountering this problem with a good number of your CD/DVD's, you may want to try cleaning the lens of the player itself before resorting to any kind of drastic repair or replacement measures. Surface contaminants can often cause optical devices such as DVD players to fail to recognize any inserted media, and are generally among the most common reasons why such a failure may occur. This type of issue can typically be resolved by using an optical drive cleaning kit which you should be able to obtain through a local retailer, but please keep in mind that using one may not necessarily solve the problem.

Additionally, some DVD players may offer a "reset" button/feature that returns the player to its original factory settings. While I was not able to locate any instructions how to do so for this specific model, you may still be able to reset the player by disconnecting it from all power sources (including the battery) for one to two minutes before reconnecting them. I’d strongly suggest referring to your owner’s manual for more information however, as reset methods can vary from model to model.

Hope this helps you out.

Sincerely,
Aaron
Go Ahead. Use Us.

Jun 28, 2008 | Sony DVP-FX810 Portable DVD Player

1 Answer

Appears not to recognize disks


If when you insert the disk you hear a whirring and clicking noise, CD spins, and does not read, then that is a problem with the DVD lens.

The DVD lens try to focus on the DVD track, by moving lens pickup and spinning the disk, but cannot read the tracks because the lens is dirty or defective.

Try first cleaning the lens with a DVD cleaner disk. And also if you can see the lens from the outside try blowing some canned air on it.

If this still does not help, then the lens pickup may be faulty, in this case you often replace the whole DVD drive unit inside the DVD player.

Jun 28, 2008 | GoVideo R6530 DVD Recorder

1 Answer

Player does not recognize that a disk has been inserted


Hey vmon,

If you haven't been having any trouble previously with any of your DVD's, you may wish to consider cleaning the lens of the DVD player itself. Dust, lint and other contaminants can often prevent players from being able to read or even recognize any disc in the player.

Typically, you should be able to clean the lens by using any commercially available CD/DVD cleaning kit. Many major retailers will stock one or more type of kit, which normally resemble DVD's with tiny brushes or grooves on the bottom. These "brushes" should clean the surface of the optical drive by pushing debris away from the lens.

Should cleaning the lens not resolve the issue, there are a number of other problems that may have occurred. These problems generally include possible electrical failures or laser misalignment, and may need to be determined by a factory-authorized technician.

Remember that if you are unsure how to locate a repair technician in your area, you may always bring your player into your local Best Buy™ store for further assistance.

Hope this helps you out.

Sincerely,
Aaron
Go Ahead. Use Us.

Jun 11, 2008 | Samsung DVD-V8600 DVD Player/VCR

1 Answer

XV-N40BK/XV-N44SL (NO DISK INSERTED)


Hey WeiesBlitz,

There may be a number of reasons why you may be encountering this problem, but there are a couple of quick solutions that may always try before seeking repairs on the player.

First, I would suggest making sure that the DVD's being used have been cleaned and are dust-free. Imperfections or impurities of any kind on the surface of a CD or DVD may prevent the laser in your player from being able to read, or even recognize the media inserted. You should be able to clean the DVD by using a soft and dry, lint-free (typically microfiber) cloth. Remember to try using gentle, outward strokes that run from the inner ring of the disc directly to the outer edge.

Second, you can always try cleaning the lens of the player itself using a commercial cleaning kit. Many retailers (including your local Best Buy™ store) may sell kits that clean lenses when inserted into your player like a normal DVD. Please keep in mind that not all DVD players are designed to function with these cleaning kits, and that you should always refer to your owner's manual for any possible warnings against the use of such products.

Should these suggestions fail resolve the problem, you may wish to try using other DVD's from your film library in the player. If other discs function normally, the non-functioning disc may be damaged. If using other discs results in the same error message, the player may be in need of physical repairs.

Hope this helps you out.

Sincerely,
Aaron
Go Ahead. Use Us.

Jun 06, 2008 | JVC XV-N40BK DVD Player

4 Answers

DVD not playing


here is the link to the user manual, troubleshooting and venturer support contact details; http://www.1800customersupport.com/products.aspx?view=93&p=43&sc=5&sn=Portable%20DVD%20Players&pn=DVD%20Players%20and%20Recorders Hope this helps, please post again if not :)

Jan 30, 2007 | Venturer PVS177W Portable DVD Player

1 Answer

My VCD player doesnot recognize a cd


Try cleaning the laser lens with a cleaning disk like you might find a Wal-Mart or Radio Shack and see if that helps. If the lens on the laser is too dirty to read that it has a disk then it will not attempt to spin the disk. If cleaning doesn't solve your problem then it may be a much bigger problem like weak laser etc. Good luck.

Jan 28, 2007 | LG ADR-620N CD Player

Not finding what you are looking for?
Samsung DVD-V8600 DVD Player/VCR Logo

380 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Samsung Televison & Video Experts

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

72230 Answers

Henry  Thomas
Henry Thomas

Level 3 Expert

1074 Answers

Jerry Greenberg
Jerry Greenberg

Level 3 Expert

1667 Answers

Are you a Samsung Televison and Video Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...