A few days ago, I loaded a CDRW disc with MP3's in my Yamaha DVD S540. It "saw" the disc as a VCD and did not read any data from it, despite a long and noisy search. It also would not switch off so I had to turn the power off at the wall.
Since then, it gives a NO DISC error when I put MP3 discs or DVD's in. It will only recognise certain music CD's and will usually play a minute or so of track 1, before hunting through the remaining tracks and hanging for about 30 seconds on each one before reaching the end of the disc, going into STOP mode and then into standby.
I've removed the cover and cleaned the lens as best I can (it has a protective cover). I was able to run a firmware upgrade program and that seemed to go OK. The laser assembly runs along its track OK and I've very lightly regreased that. The gears that drive the laser assembly engage fine and also the laser adjusts its focal length to "see" what kind of disc is there.
The ribbon cable from the laser assembly has a slight kink in it, but that looks like it would have been there from new. I'm really lost now - this machine's a year out of warranty - does anyone have an idea what I can do?
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Re: Intermittent disc recognition failure
You seemed to have done almost everything we would have recomended except to unplug unit for several hours and then retry. If that dosent work I think you may have a laser or servo problem and these types of repairs, im afraid can not be done without special tools and equipment.
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I AM HAVING A DVD PLAYER 3166 . MY DVD PLAYS CD /VCD/MP3/JPEG AND USB. BUT WHEN I INSERT A DVD VIDEO IT SHOWS NO DISC ERROR. BUT CD IT ACCPTING.KINDLY HELP ME OTHER WISE TELL ME WHERE SHALL I GET IT REPAIRED . PLEASE GIVE ME THE PHONE NOS OF PHILIPS CUSTOMER CARE THANKS, G.SEKARAN, CHENNAI
I had a similar problem...the machine, which had been great up until
then, started to be very fussy when loading a disc; using a lens
cleaner did not help at all.
I opened the disc tray and used a can of "air duster" with the straw
attachment blowing in lots of air into every little nook and cranny
that I could reach, especially in and around the actual lens area. The
liquified gas under pressure must have been too cold as, at first,
there was no improvement whatsoever when I tried playing a disc.
However, the next day the player was working perfectly again.
Some models of PIONEER cd players had radio frequency problems that caused them to work on and off. Are you near any radio or braodcast towers? Poorly shielded power supplies cause this as well. A weak laser diode in the pick-up assembly in model runs could be the problem. You might want to Google the model number and see if this is common for these units.