Question about Zenith DVC2200 DVD Player
Sounds like a major crash in the unit's microprocessor. Look for a tiny hole somewhere on the unit that says 'reset' next to it. This is actually a switch you activate by pressing it with a fine pointed pencil, or a straightened paper clip. Reset the unit. If it doesn't have a reset switch, try removing any batteries, unplugging the unit & leaving for 1/2 hour. If this fails, you will have to take the player to a qualified technician, because there are no user serviceable parts inside.
Posted on Jul 20, 2007
Update: Just found out from Netflix that the encryption coding on many newer DVD disks is coded so that the DVD recognizes that there is a player with a recording device; hence, DVD will not play--a copyright infringement defense.
Posted on Jul 03, 2008
You need to try to clean the laser head and the transport. To do this you will need cotton swabs, isopropyl alcohol and small cans of lithium grease and compressed air.. Open the up the compartment that the dvd discs are placed. In the center of the compartment you will find the spindle and a laser transport. In the transport you will see the laser head. Take a cotton swab and put a small amount of alcohol on the tip. Rub the tip of swab gently across the head of the laser. Do this until the head look bright and shiney. Use the other end of the swab to dry the excess moisture off the laser head. Take another swab and use a small amount of alcohol on the tip and go around the transport device cleaning the dust and dirt from it. Use a small can of compressed air to blow away any dust and dirt in the compartment. Once the laser head is cleaned and the transport is cleared of dust and dirt, Move the transport to the outer most point and bring it back in to its closest point. Do this several times. Do not applie to much pressure while doing it.If you find ruff and uneven action. Clean the areas of problem and return the transport action to smooth and easy operation. If still not smooth and easy. Take another cotton swab and use some lithium grease in very small amounts to lubricate the transport rails. Again move the transport back and forth to lubricate the laser transport. This should return the transport to normal action. Now play a music cd to calibrate the laser head . Let the cd play through a couple of times. After doing this you can now try a dvd disc and it should play normally. If it still does not play correctly, check the spindel to see if it is loose. If this is the case use a drop of super glue to tighten it up. Let it dry completely and try the disc again. It should work correctly. If you are still having a problem.You either have a problem with the laser itself or the drive motor. The drive motor problem would usually be noticed on the playing of the cd. The laserhead and the motor can be replaced if this is the problem. You can find more information on how to do these repairs on you tube. Put cleaning and repairing portable dvd players in the search engine and it will bring up videos on how people have done these types of repairs. I hope this information will help you with your problem.
Posted on May 30, 2009
SOURCE: screen won't show anything
You need to test the video output circuits with the help of the supplied cables and your television. Hook up the audio video cable supplied with the dvd player from the dvd player output circuit to the television input circuit.This set up is explained with a diagram on page 17 of the owners manual.After completing the connections, place a dvd in the player and play it. If you can see the video and hear the audio, then your video and audio circuits are still working correctly. You may just want to use this set up for the dvd player instead of attempting the repair process.The problem will be with the connections between the main board and the lcd display. This problem may be a bad connection or dirty contacts in the connection.You can take apart the dvd player and clean the connections.There is a chance that a connector is damaged and will have to be replaced.These connectors are usually ribbon cables and should not be that expensive to replace.The connector will have a part number on it. This is the number you need to look for a repalcement part.When you take apart the dvd player you should completely clean and remove all the dust and debris from the inside of the player. This can be done with small brushes and a can of compressed air. If you cannot see the playback then you are having a problem with the video output circuits. This problem will have to be repaired in a service center. The repair may not be worth it as the cost may be as expensive as a new player..The telephone number for Zenith customer support is 1-800-243-4994. They will be able to tell you how you can get service and repalcement parts for your dvd player. I hope this information helps you with your problem.
Posted on May 30, 2009
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