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Our DVD player has been playing fine until all of a sudden it wont play. When I put a dvd in, it says stop in the right hand corner, and when I press play, it doesn't play. The play light wont come on or anything. The only other button thing that actually does something is the setup menu.Is there some troubleshooting that you recommend?

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  • cullendwyer
    cullendwyer May 19, 2011

    What operating system do you have?

  • magic22 May 19, 2011

    Thank you for that information. I cleaned the lens and checked the connections. The connections seem fine. Looking at the lens when the unit is on there is no red illumination. I'm not sure where to get a new ribbon wire. Are they a common part?

  • magic22 May 19, 2011

    After cleaning the lens there was no change. There is no red illumination in the lens. The ribbon seems to be secure. Replacing it doesn't look too hard, but are they hard to find?

    Thanks for your suggestions.

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That is a lens problem. You can clean the lens first with a cotton buds moistened with an alcohol and gently wipe it on the lens .

You will need to open the cover of your device. You will find the mechanical loading disc tray. The one where disc is loaded that moves in and out when ejecting or inserting the disk. In the middle of the mechanical loading you will find a spindle motor and beside this is a small glass illuminating red when the unit is on. This is the lens. Clean it with a cotton bud moistened with alcohol.

You may also need to check the ribbon wire that connects the lens and the CPU. Replace it with a new one if possible. Check /secure all the connectors from the board and to the mechanical system.

Let me know how it goes..

Posted on May 19, 2011

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    Danilo Baraquiel May 19, 2011

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