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Error messages no matter what dvd disc I put in I get a wrong disc message I tried cleaning the discs,I tried brand new dvds, I tried resetting the unit by unplugging for an hour or two and with the remote I opened the tray pressed the "prog" button then press the "zoom" button and it should reset the unit, you can tell if it resets if the tray closes. But none of this worked for me. Does anyone have a sugjestion, I would really appreciate it. thanx

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  • zachnryder Aug 10, 2008

    We have exactly the same problem ..... Help!

  • Anonymous Sep 06, 2008

    I have that problem too! It's driving me crazy! Help!

  • fastcarloon Oct 14, 2008

    same here...same problem

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Open the dvd player check and see if the lens is lighting bright red when u close the tray(do not watch directly at the lens) if it is not lighting the flex cable is bad.now if it lighting and the cd spins slow change the motor. (clean lens first)

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Okay, to start with, the average owner of this brand of DVD player is probably not going to take the top off this to see if the laser is lighting up or if the flex cable is good or bad. Even if they wanted to, they wouldn't see anything that they can fix anyway. I popped the cover on mine to see what I could and it was no help at all. I cleaned the lens and watched it open and close and load discs, etc., and it still won't read them.

The bottom line is it's cheaper to buy a new one than to dink around inside these trying to fix them. However, consider a different brand as this problem seems to be indemic to this brand. The very same problem cropped up on a replacement from the same company. On a budget? Look for a certified refurbished model of a more reliable brand. I replaced my last (ever) Coby with a refurbished Phillips with progressive scan and upconversion for the same price as a new Coby of this type (under $25.00 US).

Posted on May 26, 2009

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