Player appears not to be "spinning" the disc. I can hear and see the optical head moving up and down attempting to read the non spinning disk. I've had problems with it reading a disk prior to this and have recently removed and the cover and assemblies within the unit to clean the head and all other dusty parts within. That worked for about 30 more plays or so, all the while the motor that spins the disk was getting louder and louder until it was'nt heard again. And the last time I was able to play a disc. I pretty much conclude what peice may need to be replaced but have no part number or description to go by.
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Re: Won't play any media types
The unit probably needs a spin motor. It apppears sony got the lowest bid from Alps ON their spin motors. It needs to work flawlessly
in order for the laser and the A/D converter to process digital information. The spin motor itself is relatively cheap. It is the labor that is involved in replacing it that is the real issue. In a multiple disc unit there are
timing issues, which sometime can be challenging. In this particular case it would probably be cheaper to replace the unit than to take it to a local service center and get an estimate for $20-40 and tne be told that the unit cost $200 dollars to be repaired.
Scrivitron Take the estimate charge and apply it toward the purchase of a new unit. Scrivitron
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Since you don't indicate what you mean by "won't work", let me provide a few possibilities:
1) You close the door and you can hear the DVD spin, but no reaction on the screen other than some type of "loading" message. This indicates that the optics are attempting to read the DVD but are having difficulties. The operation may ultimately be successful and the DVD may start, but the movie will be unwatchable because of freezes etc. In this case, try cleaning the lens using a cotton swab and alcohol. A dirty lens can cause this.
2) You close the lid and do not hear the DVD spin. In this case, the optics can not even determine that a disc is in the machine. Again attempt to clean the lens. If that fails to at least cause the disc to spin, the optics have failed and need to be replaced.
3) Try a music CD. If that plays OK, but a DVD does not, then the optics are defective and need to be replaced. DVDs require a more powerful laser and will typically fail sooner than CD levels.
Disc has been loaded upside
down. Place the disc with the label side up.
Disc region code does not
match region code of the player.
Disc type is not the correct
type to play.
Disc is damaged or dirty.
Clean the disc or try another.
Moisture may be condensed
inside the unit. Remove the disc and the leave the power on
for one or two hours.
Finally the OPU, optical pickup unit contain too the lasser beam, NOT are reading the TOC of disk,+Syscon can be defective. You must go to the repair shop TV for fix it. this a complex equipment. see tje block diagram. God bless you
The clicking noise is the optical unit trying to read the disc. When its working normally the CD spin's and the system reads the table of content ( info: on the CD ) and the disc stops till you give the next command , e.g PLAY etc. Now when the laser beam is weak due to dust on the lens or age, the unit starts to hunt for the CD by popping the len up and down trying to focus the laser beam to get a strong reflection. This constant up and down movement is the clicking sound you are hearing. Either unit has dust on the lens or is due for replacement ( if it has done more than 500 / 750 hours ).
Please try to put in an ordinary audio CD track and see if this is detected. If yes the optical is working, if not there is no laser scanning and the possibility of the head being faulty is high. Certain cleaner disks may not work but the best is to cleaning manually the laser head eye with a cotton bud, very gently and without pressing of the lens eye. If there is still no result then watch the CD if it spins or tries to spin. If the head unit moves up or down to focus or in and out of the drive, if so the board seems to work correctly and the possibility that the optical head unit is the suspected fault.
It is a problem of the optical head being covered up by foreign particles obscuring the optical lens. Try using a CD/DVD cleaner disc which has double brushes and one add some solvent which comes along with the pack.Simply play it & keep ejecting and inserting the disc makes the disc to spin, till your player starts reading it..............................sodeep
What you are hearing is the attempt to read the disk. The unti detects that a disc is present and attempts to read it by spinning it first at CD speeds then at DVD speeds. It will attempt this a number of times before giving up and reporting "no disc". If you can get at the optics, try cleaning the lens using a cotton swab and alcohol. Next try to read a CD. If you can read a music CD and not a DVD, it indicates that the optics are starting to fail and need to be replaced.
Try to clean optical lens of dvd player with soft and nice quality cotton bud / swab by opening top cover of player. There might be chance of lens sled mechanism stuck so move lens left-right for 2-3 times. If cleaning doesn't work, you need to replaced optical lens.