I was watching a movie and my DVD player just turned off. Now it will turn off and on, But it will not read a disc. Ive tried several DVDS and ive tried unhooking everything and hooking it back up. Nothing seems to work.
There are several things you can do to try and solve your problem:
Make sure that the DVDs you try to play are encoded for the right region.
Make sure that the transportation lock (usually a plastic screw on the bottom of the unit), is not engaged.
Turn off player with disc inserted, unplug temporarily from wall outlet, plug back in and turn back on.
I have a go video vcr/dvd player. The vcr is working fine, but when I insert a dvd it shows that it is loading, it makes a clicking noise for a minute or two, and then stops. It displays on the tv, "unknown disc". Is it broken, in need of cleaning? Can you help me?
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VHS tapes u can't turn off Captioning as(subtitles to u) because the technology was not there yet.Captioning put on to help the hearing impair and the deaf to able to watch the movie too.Only DVD movies Discs and Blu Ray movies Discs give u this option on the main menu of the movies.
You can make this player REGION FREE so all discs operate on it.
Power up, no disk in. Status says READ then INSERT DISC.
Press MENU (status reads invalid key icon)
Press 1 (status reads invalid key icon)
Press 9 Menu is displayed.
Press ENTER on the region, digit turns to "-"
Press ENTER again
Press EJECT to clear the special menu.
If you reset (unplug) the player for any reason - this will need to be re-entered.
One of the problems with many DVD players is as they get older the spindle motor is unable to overcome the inertia of the spindle + the disc.
If this is the case the read head will try to hunt for the start of the DVD if it is not spinning then it wont be able to find the DVD. If you can access the DVD by taking the cover off you can give the DVD a chance to spin by giving it a little push if the player can find the DVD then you can watch the movie.
If this is the case you will need a new spindle motor fitting to your player.
if it doesnt read any kind of dvd discs at all it only means you have been rip off. It happened to my sony dvd player that I bought from this website. I tested it and it only reads cd or audio cd. Good thing my couzin fixes electronics, He checked on the lens and it turned out that the lens has been replaced with an audio/cd lens like the one we use for our car stereo. Too bad!!!
dOn wOrRy all u hAv to do is to turn on uR pS2 witthout puttin a DVD oR aNy diSc........ on mEnu screen gOto [options] by pRessing 'triangle' button......... a new screen will appear select by pressing 'X' [DISC SPEED]....n sEt it to fAst .....then insert the DVD movie........tURn off PS2.... press n hold the reset button till the blue light is turned on ......release the button and press it again.............. it wOuld take a little tYm foR uR DVD movie to be loAded........ be patient till the movie plays it self.............. If uR DVd still wont play then you should clean your PS2's lens Watch this video.....!!!
After variety of different tests and findings I have resolved this issue. It appears that the DVD burner was not in good working order and the DVD player was not at fault. Thanks you to all who answered and responded to my problem. Many thanks.
If your computer recognizes a disc in the drive and operates normally, Id assume you would need a DVD player or codec to be able to actually watch the DVD. PowerDVD rings a bell.
Have you tired that? I know Windows Media Player by default wont let you watch a movie without first downloading a codec.
are they bootleg dvd's? if not try getting a lense cleaner because wrong disc means it's reading your dvd's as .mov files which only play on quicktime in a computer. if it reads your cleaner as wrong disk too then get yourself a refund cuz it has a motherboard malfunction.
Well I have been repairing dvd players a while now and the main problem spots are laser ,spindle motor, laser tracking motor and the biggest culprit and un suspecting one the lens cable .....most of them range from the lens cable to the spindle motor though... the constant movement of the lens in watching a whole movie causes the cable to unknowingly and slowly break and if the spindle motor is defective ,on inserting a dvd the disc spins slowly and you may hear the lens chirping ... so you can check those....