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AUDIOVOX DVD-168 PLAYER

The player will not read the disc. I have done my best to clean the laser. It still spins but does not recognize that a disc is in. It spins it without a problem, but never reads that the disc is there.

This is an old unit and none are available. My problem is that this goes in a console in my car so the size of the unit going in the console is a perfect unique fit.

How can I repair the laser eye? I suspect that the eye has gone bad.
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Greg
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  • dreach Jun 28, 2008

    I'm having the same problem with this unit. It spins, but then displays "NO DISC". Any help would be appreciated.

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Try Turning the unit off and then back on. As soon as you turn it back on push eject .

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I believe Vizualogic has serious quality problems. I had RT20 installed and it was defective to start with. The headphones did not work on one unit and the other unit made a loud sound when it was turned on. I had the units replaced. The new units had a new problem - Disc Error. The players were not able to read the discs. The installer tried another unit and it also had the same disc error problem. Interestingly, the word disc was spelled as DSIC - can you believe the quality control on Vizualogic prodict?

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