I have used the DVD part of this VCR-DVD player only a few times and suddenly it won't accept any disc (including the cleaning disc). I saw the posted solution of cleaning the lens on the inside of the player. But if I open the unit I don't know which part is the lens. Where can I see a diagram of the inside of this unit with the parts marked? Also, if you know any other things to try, I would be glad to know. Thank you for any help you can give me.
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Re: Player doesn't recognize any disc
The lens is located right next to the spindle motor, or where the disc sits on a small round turntable looking disc. Be very carefull with this, as you can very easly damage it. Just take a slightly damped cotton swab and litely , in a swirling motion, clean the lens. With the dry end, do the same and try it. If it does not work, these players are common for the spindle motor, laser assembly, or the focus or tracking servos to go bad, and most likly will exceed the cost of a new one to have repaired. Good Luck
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You should try unplugging the DVD player from its power source then plugging it back in. Now try to open it and if that doesn't work than you'll probraly have to take it apart to get the disk out but sometimes the DVD players can get worn out or if you have a cheaper DVD player it might just be freezing up on you. I have had these problems before. I just took the DVD player apart to get my disk and then trashed it.
Not necessarily time for a new one. I would give the DVD player a good cleaning before you consider a new unit. A good cleaning disk with some little bristles on it. Run it through three full times. DVD players are far more sensitive than VCRs and have to be cleaned even two weeks or so. When they get real dirty it can take some fooling with to get the DVD player to even accept the cleaning disk. But if it just won't accept the cleaning disk and you can't watch a DVD in it then it's time for a new one. I had a DVD player one time that took an hour of fooling around with before it got cleaned good enough to play DVDs. Worked for a couple years afterward.
I also have a Samsung Dvd player. If it is a dvd you burned yourself it may not recognize the disc. If you have loaded a purchased or rented disc and it still won't load, I would say the head is dirty or the unit is defective. I would try a head cleaner first.available at most electronics stores If that doesn't work you probably will need to send it in for repair.
You may need to try a cleaning disc to remove dust from the laser heads, as dust may be impeding the player from recognizing the disc type. Also, double check the manual to see what disc formats your player can handle. All players have a variety of formats they accept or reject. If the owner's manual verifies that it does accept that CD format, try the cleaning. If that doesn't work, it may an issue that will require an authorized service center to look at, which may not be work the cost as replacement DVD players are very inexpensive. Avoid combo players such as the DVD/VCR combo, as when one quits performing, you either have to replace the entire unit or add a new single component for the bad one. Hope this helps!