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Is this a Multi-region Player ?
Some Players are region Set to play Only the region they, are intended For. i.e Region 1 = NTSC( USA ) Region 2 = (PAL ) UK. Region 6 = ( ASIA ) And so on.
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Philips DVP3140 | Answered on Jul 30, 2020

Try burning a different DivX file to another CD or DVD to see if it is a problem with the disc you have.

Philips DVP3140 | Answered on Dec 05, 2019

Following steps will sole the problem.
1. Power on
2. Open the tray
3. Press SETUP on remote and select PREFERENCE PAGR
4.Enter 138931
5. Press OK
6. Use up/down on remote to set the region code to 0

Philips DVP3140 | Answered on Mar 14, 2014

DVD Unlock code is 136900

Philips DVP3140 | Answered on May 12, 2012

Sometimes the ribbon wire attached to the laser pickup head developes a fine break in the line causing intermittent operation, so as the laser tracks it flex's the ribbon.

Philips DVP3140 | Answered on Apr 23, 2012

By changing to Region 0 you've changed the Laser control and subsequently the Laser is failing earlier than it would have done under normal operation.

The only solution would be to replace the Laser which is not normally cost effective and often unavailable anyway.

CDs may still play for a period of time as these require less power as there isn't as much information to read as a DVD.

Philips DVP3140 | Answered on May 29, 2011

Hi guys,

I cant play any dvd or cd with my philips 3140 player...it simply says ERROR.

Can someone please help?

thank you,

Philips DVP3140 | Answered on Feb 03, 2011

Diagnosing the fauty parts on dvd player is quite technical but i will suggest a diy solution that may help you on your problem.
Try cleaning the Lens of your DVD(It might be covered by dust thats why it can't read any disc) by a soft cotton bud. Be careful while doing these and try if it will work.
If the problem is still there then i've advice you to send it to repair shop to replace the faulty parts.

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Philips DVP3140 | Answered on Jan 16, 2011

Check to make sure the red and white plugs are in the same av3 area as the yellow video plugs. On some TVs it is close together with av1 or 2 and not well marked. Also check the connector at the CD end. Hope that's all it is. Let me know if I can help more if it's not the solution:)

Philips DVP3140 | Answered on Aug 21, 2010

didnt you chance the video output to component or something

Philips DVP3140 | Answered on Apr 19, 2010


Your description indicates a partial fault in the laser system. There would be two (2) separate laser systems in a single package; one for DVD and another for CD since the encoding system of each is different from the other. It would appear that the CD side is operating as expected whereas the DVD side have issues. Causes could be most likely a speck of dust on the DVD lens or in some instances caked/gummed lubricant that is not serving its purpose or any other hardware issue.

The only easy user doable action would be to clean the optics (laser/lens) with the use of a disc drive cleaner or with a can of compressed air (with nozzle tube) if haven't been tried. Unfortunately, other than that, all other corrective actions would require opening the unit including manual cleaning of the laser lens. Options then are:

1. Seek the services of an authorized service center (especially if the Philis DVDR3455H is still under warranty) or a qualified professional.

2. Consider a DIY (do-it-yourself) repair which requires familiarity with electronic components & circuitry, use of a DVM/VOM or even a soldering iron. It is necessary to access a Service Manual or at the very least a schematic diagram and repair checklist. First course of action would be to check availability of the lens assembly.

Let me know, if you want to Fix it. I could tell you where you could buy the Service Manual and Guide you to Fix that.

Note - Repair does not make any sense as new player would cost you in the same range.

Let me know, if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

Philips DVP3140 | Answered on Jan 28, 2010

I recommend removing the cover, clean the glass laser eye with rubbing alcohol and a cotton swab. This should fix the problem. If cleaning doesn't help, then the laser lens circuit is faulty and will need to be replaced.

Philips DVP3140 | Answered on Nov 25, 2009

On most of the older sets the video input is found by channeling down below channel 2 where you will find the video input source.

Philips DVP3140 | Answered on Nov 23, 2009

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