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Re: doesn't read disks
Hello, If you are getting the error that states your discs are dirty then the problem could be that your optical lens is dirty. You will need to open the tray then unplug the unit from the wall. Get some cotton cu tips and rubbing alcohol. If you look inside the laser carriage you will see a glass looking bubble in the middle (that is your optical lens). Dip a cu tip lightly into the rubbing alcohol making sure you do not totally saturate it. Gently clean the optical lens in a circular fashion with the cu tip. Repeat this step a few times and then let air dry for 2 minutes before plugging the device back in and then replace the cover and try playing your discs. For best results clean your optical lens once every two months (sooner if you live in a dry dusty climate or have pets inside along with blowing out the inside with a can of compressed air) also clean your discs often to keep them in good shape and place them in their cases when not in use to avoid scratches. You can check out my tips for cleaning dvd/cd discs for more information also. Let me know if you need further assistance.
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If these are rental DVDs, they might be too scratched up for the DVD player to read. Look on the underside of the DVD and see if there are any scratches. If there are scratches, ask the rental place for replacement DVD
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That particular unit is very sensitive to scratched or dirty disks. Remove the disk and make sure there are no finger prints, peanut butter & jelly, or popcorn butter stains on the back side. If there is, gently wash the disk under warm water with a DROP of mild dish detergent, being careful not to scratch the surface. Rinse the disk well and dry with a soft, lint free cloth (like an old cotton t-shirt) again being careful to avoid scratching the disk. Replace the disk and play.
If the disk is scratched, there is little hope of fixing the scratch so the unit can read it.....
If this happens on more than one DVD, it might be necessary to clean the lens of the DVD player. Safe commercial products are available at local drug stores for around ten dollars.
The "wrong disk" message is usually associated with Data disks, i.e. those having computer files rather than DVD movie files.
If this is an older DVD player, the DVD may have been written on a high-speed DVD writer which creates smaller data spots which may not be read correctly on older DVD players.
Barring these problems, it is probably just broken. DVD players, although not having as many moving parts as VCRs, do not last indefinitely.
would need the model number of pioneer. But generally this error on most pioneer refers to a dirty disk, scratched disk or dirt on the lens inside the player. try using lens cleaner and clean all your disks. Car scratch remover such as t-cut is good for removing scratches off disks.
Most likely the dvd is dirty, scratched, or chipped. Try cleaning the dvd disk with a soft cloth (chamois works best). Look at the surface of the disk and if it is scratched lightly, dust and dirt particles, fingerprints, etc will cause refractions from the laser light in the dvd player, which is then read as an error by the dvd player. Cleaning it with a soft cloth will sometimes help.
If that does not work, hold the disk up towards a light source and look for light coming through from the other side. If this happens, the disk is unreadable and unrepairable as the data source has been corrupted.
My Smasung DVD/VCR Combo stopped reading DVDs because of a dirty read head. It started by only playing disks sometimes, and progressed to never playing disks. I assumed it was a dirty laser lens so I bought a lens cleaner set. Unfortunately my player wouldn't play the cleaner disk.
So I took it apart and cleaned the laser lens manually with some isopropyl alcohol (the clenser that came with my cleaning disk), and a lens cloth (that came with my glasses). Just open the case (starting with the screws in the back) and remove the snap in cross panel that obscures the lens of the DVD portion. Put a drop of cleanser on the lens and gently wipe it with the cloth.
Oh and by the way, I take no responsibility if you break your own player while following my instructions. My own DVD player was far out of warranty at the time I cracked it open.