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DVD does not recognize any disk. "No Disk" displays after constant "loading."

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If you can open your dvd player casing, try to clean the lens or you can buy a cd lens cleaner at any DIY or computer shop

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When I use the timer to record a TV show with my DVD-R155, unit locks up.


If you can afford it purchase a TIVO. I had a a video and dvd player and it drove me mad. This unit records 2 programs at once with just the press of a button.
you can watch tv at the same time. Also you can rewind situations on live tv to watch it again. Top unit. I am 73 and I have no problem using it. Love it!

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I have a Digital Home Theater HT-DS400 Samsung. I have problems in reading a music CD or a DVD. You can read the message "Loading.." for a while and then stops and reads "NO DISC". ...


  • Make sure you have a non home made DVD. Some DVD players will not play DVD'S in certain formats.
  • If you have a normal DVD in the DVD player and are getting "NO Disk" then there is a real good possibility the lens is just so dirty that it is not recognizing your DVD at all. This happens a lot to all disk players that are neglected from the cleaning process. Get a disk player cleaner and run it through a few times until the disk is read again. Sometimes the lens is so dirty you have to try a few times just to get the cleaner disk itself to play just to do the actual cleaning. Make sure to run that cleaner disk through once a week. These disk cleaners "sweep" the lens and work well. You can get one at your local Best Buy for $8usd.
  • The last thing it could be is that somehow the lens has come out of alignment. Just a millimeter out of alignment is all it takes to not be able to read a disk and DVD players get bumped and knocked off the shelf easy. So this can happen often especially with the more smaller travel DVD player.

  • Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa.

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Jul 23, 2011 | Samsung HT-DS400 System

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How to watch movie here??


Perform an observation of the computer devices disk location compartments. For example, computers would provide logo indication of what media disk is displayed on the location drive. In situation that the computer disk area has CD rom, DVD rom, or CDRW or DVDRW is indication that movie disks with mentioned logos is displayable at insertion. Second, observe that the computers disk logos made specific demarcations least an alternate disk would least produce impressive expectations. Acquire a disk media at retails with movie material. Once inserted in computer disk compartment should take effects discussable. For example, the computer is prior designed to auto detect media material at insertion in components. Computer program also known as multimedia player displays momentarily after disk has been detected on computer. Compatible disks would display the media expectation either as audio CD or DVD movie. Alternately, in situation that the computer least displays recognizing media disk is indication that each entities has malfunctions. First disk media that least has movies or encountered malfunction is least recognized at insertion in computer compartment. Second, computers that least has the innovativeness of the disk media least recognize an impression. Alternately, computers that an internet connection would recommend a means to restoring malfunction that is encounter at inserting media in compartments. An expectation is to perform update to capture displays to outdated disks. Alternately, modern disks are recognized on computers that have network connections as least having the programs to capture an impression.

Feb 27, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I load a disk, "loading"


The laser head has been covered by dust and it no longer recognizes the return beam - you will have to clean it : use one of those cleaning disks. If the problem isn't fixed completely then the dust has been baked on the laser lens and the player is dead - unfixable, time for a new one.

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Loaded new blu ray disk today and the player will not recognize Display says "can not operte this disk" tried two new and the same response....no problemes before


try updating the firmware of the bluray. This is one downfall of blueray is that for newer bluray movies it requires new frimware to process the video :)

Dec 27, 2010 | Sony BDP-S350 Blu-Ray Player

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When i put some dvd disk in the drive it does not read but the light in the front just blinks constantly


Is your DVD-writer not recognizing any disk? If it so, the most probable case is that your DVD-writer's Optical Lens has been corrupted. Go for another new DVD-writer or try repairing your DVD-writer.

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DVD Player does not recognize disk and displays 'insert disk' message.


Sounds like compatibility issues, your player maybe old enough not beable to recognize newer disc.

Aug 10, 2009 | Sony SLV-D380P DVD Player/VCR

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DVD Player cannot recognize any DVDs


Laserunit faulty.Did you cleaned the laser allready?

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I'm having a problem with my CDJ 800. Loading ejecting


Basic DVD, CDrom Troubleshooting
wrong disk ,disk error,
First Clean the lens:
http://www.ehow.com/how_2036275_clean-lens-dvd.html

wont open, wont close, makes clicking/grinding noises etc.
http://www.llamma.com/xbox/Repairs/thompson_dvd_tray.htm

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