I purchased a portable dvd player over the internet and after playing it maybe about 10 times, suddenly when I put the disc, it turned and made some noises and stopped and so could not read the disc. It keeps doing the same and only turns when I put it on the side, but still does not read the disc. Last time I operated it was outside and it was a bit windy but worked fine. Any help is gratly appreciated.
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Re: Portable dvd player
Ok dear you are a customer or technician
if you are a genune lay man coustomer you may conduct any qualified service technician.
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.if you are a technician gently open the dvd player using apropriate screwdriver and check inside of dvdplayer any out side meterial like dvd stickers or anything inside falldown by careless,
3.finalyy diasasamble whole dvd loader unit and clean and remove all dusts and reassamble.and now find itfor any improvement.
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Hi, I believe I know the problem having attempted to fix no less that a few dozen dvd players with similar problems. I would first try to clean the laser head with a dvd lens cleaner ( the kind with auto play and the little brushes actually on the disc.) Occasionally there may be foreign material partially obstructing the path of the laser beam causing playback for audio but not all dvd's-If that does not work I would say the dvd system has reached near the end of its life cycle ( this can be as little as a yr depending on how many total hours played and the manufacturer.) it can be the laser has gotten a little weak but more often than not the video digital to analogue has over heated just one to many times and is now on the fritz. I have never successfully repaired a dvd player that played music but not movies ( they're too cheap to buy these days to put so much effort into unfortunately-although as I said dirt can't be ruled out-I really had a game console that somehow had a dusty lens.) I hope this was of some use, thank you for choosing FixYa, write back to let us know if this helped or if we can be of further assistance,good luck-Prodzilla
DVD's are coded to play in different parts of the world. Each DVD player is set up to recognise these codes. Most are set up to recognise only the region code of the area it was made for. For example Region 1 is for the USA and Region 2 is UK and parts of Europe. A DVD player made for the USA market would not be able to play any other discs with a Region code other than 1. And so on... This was done for the film industry benefit so that films can be released at later dates in different parts of the world without everybody seeing it on DVD issued in the USA.
However most DVD players can be "hacked" by a combination of keys allowing the user of say a Region 2 player to change it to another region. Some can also be changed to Region 0 which means it should play any disc.
How to change the Region code can be found by putting the model number of the DVD into a search engine and the words 'region code'. Some can be found on this site too.
first of all you need to check your manuel for dvd's that can be played as in burnt. as of right no cd/dvd changers can play dvd that are burnt. cd's can be played if it states on player. only normal cd's and dvd's can be played. also check your disc for marks on them like fingerprints etc. if you want invest in a great player like sony, pioneer, i have no problem with these players.
Hi, guessing you are from the UK? Different countries operate different regions for dvd's for instance the UK dvd players are set up to play region 2 discs, and US dvd players are set up to play region 1 discs. This is because dvd release dates are different around the world and this stops people buying a dvd in the US and bringing it back to the UK and selling it before its official UK release date for example. Your choices are either to play the dvds on a PC where often the dvd software will allow you to change region a number of times (be careful though as some players will let you change region say 5 times and then be locked to that region) Or to get hold of or buy a multi region dvd player which plkays dvd'd regardless of their original region Hope that makes sense, good luck
My first solution would be to clean the glass laser eye with cotton swab and rubbing alcohol. If the player is self-fixable, that always works. If the cleaning does not work, than that means the eye motor or timing is off. If it is off, than it is due to a burnt out capacitor on the system board. THIS IS A VERY COMMON PROBLEM IN ALL PLAYERS. They will all eventually do this sometime in it's lifetime. If the cleaning does not work, than it is time to replace it or have it repaired by a qualified electronics repair technician. They will have to test the motor and all capacitor and components to determine the cause of the error
For me the problem was with a Philips DVD player. I Googled the make, model and "wrong region code" and got some solutions. Try this approach. Some websites offer to sell you a solution; hopefully, you should be able to avoid this!
I am just throwing these out there as food for thought.
Make sure you ended the recording on that other side. If a DVD is left open(meaning more could be written to it) other dvd players have a hard time reading the info. Put in one of the 2 sided disc's that worked. how does the camera recognize the disc? Then insert the troubled disc and see if the disc info is being read the same. i.e. disk size, manufactuer, open/closed?
Check for a firmware upgrade for your DVD burner/player(s).
Let me know how things work out.