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DVD Player turns on spins says reading but there is no picture or sound.

Dvd Player turns on spins says its reading disc 1. Then thats it, no picture or sound comes out. It just sits there for hours on end doing nothing, but say reading. If I change to AV or tuner then flip it back to dvd player. It just says stop. So anybody else have any notion to what I should do. Mr. Thom

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  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2007

    player turns on says reading, couple of min. later says no disc and turns off.Have tried reboot-no change .

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I had same problem and once left the player on for 3 weeks (left for vacation) and it still never worked. Finally had to dissassemble body of player to get dvd out. There appears to be no solution to this problem. I have called it quits and this cheap piece of junk is now in the trash. Koss will never be on my list of best buys.

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