Device display now says "bad" and TV display says "Incorrect disc"
Recently we tried to play an exercise disc that we have successfully played several times before; when we insert the DVD it will not play. The player displays shows "bad" and the tv shows "incorrect disc" We have tried 3 other discs all with the same result. Any idea on what the problem could be? I have tried disconnecting/reconnecting the the power with no luck.
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Sounds like the player has a dvd mech/picup problem, will probably require a repair that is more expensive than a new player, they are as low as $30 and personally I dont even try to repair my own, I just go buy a new one. There may have been some dirt on the disc that is blocking the laser if you want to try a cleaning disc I doubt it would hurt it anymore.
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hi there is nothing to do by yourself. you need to take your md player to the next authorized service. seems the optical device that reads the discs has worn out, compareable to turntables you need to change the `needle` ;)
The TV does not play movies it displays them It is the DVD that Plays them. But of course you knew that. Some of the newer movies like avatarcan be on Blu ray if your DVD is supposed to play Blu ray but doesn't don't be surprised as they have changed the format recently. Your DVD will require an udate of firmnware. Go to the website of the DVD brand and contact support Download the update and burn it to a disc and run it.
With the TV end Make sure the resolution can be accepted from the DVD you are trying to Play. If it isn't HD or capable of 1024x768 at 16.4 then it may not be able to display the image. Is there any sound?
If sound but no Pic then start playing with the picture format. go to 8.2 or 4,0 to see if it makes any difference Please rate my help++++Thanks for using FIXYA
If the player displays this message for every disk you've tried to play (presuming you've tried several) there is likely something wrong with the DVD mechanism and it needs to be repaired or replaced. Some would telll you to purchase DVD lens cleaner and try that, however, in my experience this is usually a waste of money. I have yet to see a DVD with a lens so dirty that it wouldn't play any disk until it was cleaned and then it played everything. If you're under warraty the repair/replacement will likely only cost you shipping of the player to an address you'd get from the manufacturer or your manual. If this is attached to your TV, you'll get in-home service if the screen is big enough. Oherwise you'll have to carry the unit in or ship it someplace for exchange/repair.
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Same here! It would say something along the lines of "this type of disc cannot be played. please insert a different disc." it's the appropriate dvd region, i've tried all types of dvds, and it still won't work. the vhs and cd still works, it's just the dvd player that won't.
My Toshiba DVD player does the same. It stops playing the disc, and the icon for incorrect disc displays. Often I cannot even start a movie. I keep getting BAD on the readout display also. I try hitting the player, or the stand in which the player is sitting, and sometimes it goes away and the movie plays. I will never buy Toshiba again.