20 Most Recent Alba DVD55 DVD Player Questions & Answers


When disc is inserted it says 'unknown disc'

one particular disc? or all discs?
Unplug for 5 minutes and re-try.


1/20/2013 11:29:51 PM • Alba DVD55 DVD... • Answered on Jan 20, 2013

It is several years old,

It sounds optical lens might got thin layer of dust on its surface and causing problem in data reading on disc.
Take off dvd player's cover and clean its optical lens with good quality soft cotton bud gently then try to play disc.
Hope this will fix dvd player problem.

1/3/2010 7:04:44 PM • Alba DVD55 DVD... • Answered on Jan 03, 2010

I simply need to clean out dust or something from

Dust does not cause a crackling sound in DVD players. You either have a bad connection between the player and the amplifier/receiver, a bad preamp out circuit board in the DVD player, or a bad input circuit board in the amplifier/receiver.
You can figure out which one is the culprit if you have another amplifier/receiver system to test with. If the problem moves with the amplifier/receiver, then it's the DVD player. If it does not, then it's the amplifier/receiver.
12/13/2009 4:41:10 PM • Alba DVD55 DVD... • Answered on Dec 13, 2009

I have a region 2 dvd player and i want to play a

Some players are harder than others to do this but you may want to try here or here
9/13/2009 3:02:39 PM • Alba DVD55 DVD... • Answered on Sep 13, 2009

Permenant "Unknown Disk"

Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, pls try and clean the laser optics with the use of a CD disc cleaner. Additionally, perhaps you can open the DVD and clean the inside with a can of compressed air. While it is open, you can also apply a bit of lubricant on the long metal rod that serves as guide rail for the lens carriage to move on.
Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa. Happy Holidays.
12/21/2008 8:41:51 AM • Alba DVD55 DVD... • Answered on Dec 21, 2008

Permenant "Unknown Disk"

Try cleaning the player with a DVD lens cleaner.

If you're adventurous enough, and the player is out of warranty, you might want to open up the player exposing the lens part. Then, try to eject and close the disk tray and see if the laser diode lits up (avoid staring at the laser light, it will ruin your eyesight! View it from the side not directly into your eye.)

Also check if the spindle spins a little. Or, with the top cover open (this magnetized cover serves to hold the disc firmly as it spins), insert a disc into the tray and close it. See if the spindle spins with the disc.

This problem points most of the time with either a bad laser or misalignment. If misalignment is the case, this could be fixed by carefully turning (very slowly...) a tiny potentiometer located near the laser diode (experiment with the best setting, mark each turn and try any disc with each turn. Be patient)

This fix is not for the faint of heart, and at your own risk. If you're not sure of what you will be doing, leave the servicing to a qualified technician.
12/21/2008 8:33:19 AM • Alba DVD55 DVD... • Answered on Dec 21, 2008


Root Folder/ Directory refers to the main Folder which contains all the important informations and commands your player has. It is similar to your Root Directory in your PC -- Drive C:/ where all the system files are located.

Root Directory includes sub folders such as your player's Master Boot Record (MBR - very crucial, this is the boot operating system), music file directory, audio record directory, data files directory such as organizer and phone directory (if your player has one).

Root Directory is very important for your player's performance as it contains all the valuable informations and commands so your player would run under normal condition. Once everything was erased in that root folder, you'll render your player useless. So be extra careful when you upgrade your player's firmware as this erases all files including those the OPERATING SYSTEM in the root folder.

It is safe however to format within your player as this erases only your data files and music. Just to be sure, avoid formating your player in your PC's MY COMPUTER/ WINDOWS EXPLORER unless it is specified in the users manual.

Luckily, MBR are usually erased when you entered your player's SERVICE MODE and you choose to erase the Firmware using some special keys. So, as long as you're using your player as mentioned in your users manual, you're okay with it. If you doesn't know all about mp3 player repairs or upgrades, leave the SERVICE MODE or PLAYER RECOVERY to the technicians.

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3/31/2008 1:42:13 AM • Alba DVD55 DVD... • Answered on Mar 31, 2008

Why does my TV keep turning off while I'm trying to return it

There could be a number of reasons why your Alba TV is turning off after just a few seconds. Some common causes include:
  1. Power supply issues: If the power supply to the TV is not stable, it can cause the TV to turn off. Check if there are any loose connections or faulty cables.
  2. Overheating: If the TV is overheating, it can shut off to protect itself. Ensure that the vents and fan are clear of any obstructions and the TV is not in a location that is too hot.
  3. Faulty remote: Sometimes, a faulty remote can cause the TV to turn off by itself. Try removing the batteries from the remote and see if the issue persists.
  4. Faulty hardware: If the TV's hardware is faulty, it can cause the TV to turn off. This could be due to a number of reasons, such as a defective power supply or a malfunctioning circuit board.
If none of these solutions work, it's possible that the TV is defective and needs to be returned for a replacement or repair.
2/26/2023 5:16:17 PM • Alba Televison &... • Answered on Feb 26, 2023

Need to chune in ALBA t.v {LCDWV16HDF} t.v channels without remote

Not possible. Purchase a controller via fleabay/amzunzun etc to be able to enter any menus.
9/26/2022 5:03:03 PM • Alba Televison &... • Answered on Sep 26, 2022

How can I connect a playstation 2 to an Alba TV?

No, it you don't have Composite Video connections, you can't. Alba is not a good make, it is a bargain basement brand from the 70s and 80s. Check Facebook Marketplace for something a bit more modern and HD.
5/11/2022 4:02:23 PM • Alba Televison &... • Answered on May 11, 2022

Why does my Alba vl19hdled not stay on?

Not yet... first check is it asking for new updates or not...just go in the settings and check
9/3/2021 4:33:44 PM • Alba Televison &... • Answered on Sep 03, 2021

I can't find a code for my old alba dvb CDVB5N set top box so how do I auto tune with a URC_60500R01-11 remote

OLD being the key word replacement might be your only option now
4/17/2021 6:54:04 PM • Alba Televison &... • Answered on Apr 17, 2021

I have got a Alba TV and i'm watching a dvd now but what i am asking is how do i get rid off the angle off the dvd screen?

Please explain what you mean by " how do i get rid off the angle off the dvd screen"
3/3/2021 5:35:33 PM • Alba Televison &... • Answered on Mar 03, 2021

Alba lcd19880hdf. Cannot get the AV inputs to work. I have connected to different audio o/p to AV inputs. tested audio o/p from computer and leads all proved working audio signal

The most possible scenario is that there is a dry joint somewhere between the video input female rca connector and the tv board's main signal processor, and a technician's assistance would be a good solution for the problem. Attached here below is a link to your tv model operation manual download. Please go through it and see if it works, if it fails, consider changing the entire main board.

1/28/2020 5:58:24 PM • Alba Televison &... • Answered on Jan 28, 2020
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