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Phillips DVD combo TV.DVD

I have a phillips dvd combo, dvd will not recognise any disk, tried lens cleaner, worked once after that and now will not read any disks, any body got any other ideas to try, the set is only 15 months old. KInd regards Brian

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  • Anonymous Aug 09, 2008

    Did anyone find a solution for this - thanks

  • ericadoubled Feb 27, 2009

    TV is fully funtional. The DVD states please insert a playable disc, even when disc cleaner is inserted.

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I have a Digital Home Theater HT-DS400 Samsung. I have problems in reading a music CD or a DVD. You can read the message "Loading.." for a while and then stops and reads "NO DISC". ...


  • Make sure you have a non home made DVD. Some DVD players will not play DVD'S in certain formats.
  • If you have a normal DVD in the DVD player and are getting "NO Disk" then there is a real good possibility the lens is just so dirty that it is not recognizing your DVD at all. This happens a lot to all disk players that are neglected from the cleaning process. Get a disk player cleaner and run it through a few times until the disk is read again. Sometimes the lens is so dirty you have to try a few times just to get the cleaner disk itself to play just to do the actual cleaning. Make sure to run that cleaner disk through once a week. These disk cleaners "sweep" the lens and work well. You can get one at your local Best Buy for $8usd.
  • The last thing it could be is that somehow the lens has come out of alignment. Just a millimeter out of alignment is all it takes to not be able to read a disk and DVD players get bumped and knocked off the shelf easy. So this can happen often especially with the more smaller travel DVD player.

  • Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa.

Regards, Tony

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The go video DV2130 will not read a dvd. It loads, but will not play. Can this be fixed? No longer under warranty


  1. Make sure you have a non home made DVD. Some DVD players will not play DVD'S in certain formats.
  2. If you have a normal DVD in the DVD player and are getting "NO Disk" then there is a real good possibility the lens is just so dirty that it is not recognizing your DVD at all. This happens a lot to all disk players that are neglected from the cleaning process. Get a disk player cleaner and run it through a few times until the disk is read again. Sometimes the lens is so dirty you have to try a few times just to get the cleaner disk itself to play just to do the actual cleaning. Make sure to run that cleaner disk through once a week. These disk cleaners "sweep" the lens and work well. You can get one at your local Best Buy for $8usd.
  3. The last thing it could be is that somehow the lens has come out of alignment. Just a millimeter out of alignment is all it takes to not be able to read a disk and DVD players get bumped and knocked off the shelf easy. So this can happen often especially with the more smaller travel DVD player.

  • Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa.

Regards, Tony

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My AKAI tv/dvd combo - DVD quit working.


Most times it's video read issue such as a dirty lens on the laser.If you smoke in the house or use a fireplace there is a lot of airborn stuff to leave a slight haze on the lens making reading the disk impossible.Try a standard cd or dvd lens cleaner.The on that looks like a cd and uses alcohol on one of the cleaning brushes on the disk you've got a 50 50 chance.

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Rich

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Disk is not rotating?


If disk is not rotating, probably that the lens stopped reading and thus it stopped.

Can you do lens cleaning? If you have a lens cleaner, you can go and use it. Also, does the problem goes on even if you use other disks?

If the CD lens cleaner does not work, you might want to clean your lens manually by opening the cdrom and unscrewing the part that covers the lens. Get a soft cotton earbud damped in alcohol and rub gently on the lens. Then try playing those discs again.

If problem still persist, please let me know so that I could suggest other solutions.

Goodluck!

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Hello,

Try to clean you combo drive using disk cleaner. Also if you don't have disk cleaner then you can but it in the video and computer shop. Then try to insert another new cd to test if it really works after you clean the combo drive.

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Wont recognise any disk


When you get no disk error, that is usually because of a problem with the optical laser lens that is dirty, faulty or opaque, and will start operating on certain disks better than others.

In that case you will hear disk spinning, whirring and clicking, but the TOC (table of content track at start of CD/DVD will not be read, therefore the error.

Whe this problem is starting you may be able to read only CD, DVD or Blue ray, or for example only DVD-R and not +R , or only to read and not to write and so on. After more prolonged usage , often the unit goes losing the rest of functions, and ends up not reading anything at all.

If instead there is no noise, and disk does not spin at all , then there is a faulty motor, or the motor micro-switch is bad. This situation is far less common than the lens problem.

Try first using a CD/DVD or Blue ray lens cleaner disk to clean the lens. If that does not work you will need to disassemble the drive , and clean lens directly with q tips and isopropyl alcohol, or to replace the CD/DVD lens, or the whole drive unit.

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Philipds tv dvd combo


your best option is to purchase a DVD cleaning disk from someone like Walmart and, clean your laser with it

the law requires certain DVD to only be playable in certain regions the USA is region #1 this is not changable

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Samsung v5500 dvd combo problem


When you get a whirring sound, some click and disk not engaging on some disks, and not others , that is because lens cannot read the inital track on the CD/DVD.

This is either because disks are scratched , dirty or ruined by light and heath, or because the lens is dirty.

Try using a lens cleaner like the ones here.

If that does not work, then the unit must be taken apart and the lens cleaned with cotton buds and isopropyl alcohol.

See :
How to Clean the Laser Pickup Lens on your DVD Player

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Go Vidio dvd combo


TRY A DVD LASER PICKUP CLEANER,DUST ON THE LENS CAN CAUSE THIS PROBLEM.MOST VIDEO RENTAL STORES CARRY THEM.COST CAN RANGE BETWEEN 8 TO 20$.IT CONSISTS OF A DVD WITH LITTLE BRUSHES EMBEDED IN IT.HOPE THIS HELPS

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Can not recognise any dvd or cd


When you get no disk error, that is usually because of a problem with the optical laser lens that is dirty, faulty or opaque, and will start operating on certain disks better than others.

In that case you will hear disk spinning, whirring and clicking, but the TOC (table of content track at start of CD/DVD will not be read, therefore the error.

Whe this problem is starting you may be able to read only CD, DVD or Blue ray, or for example only DVD-R and not +R , or only to read and not to write and so on. After more prolonged usage , often the unit goes losing the rest of functions, and ends up not reading anything at all.

If instead there is no noise, and disk does not spin at all , then there is a faulty motor, or the motor micro-switch is bad. This situation is far less common than the lens problem.

Try first using a CD/DVD or Blue ray lens cleaner disk to clean the lens. If that does not work you will need to disassemble the drive , and clean lens directly with q tips and isopropyl alcohol, or to replace the CD/DVD lens, or the whole drive unit.

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