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"No Disc" Error

My DVD player used to work just fine. Now I put DVD's in and I hear them spinning and the screen looks normal and says they are "loading." However, they never load and then I get a message saying, "No disc" when there is a disc in there. I've tried all kinds of DVD's new and old, and ones that have worked before and I get the same message. Not sure if the lens needs to be cleaned, if there is something else I can fix, or if it's time to get a new one. Please help! Hopefully, it's fixable as I haven't had the player that long.

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  • bambipurr Mar 21, 2008

    We also cannot load dvds anymore. It used to spend a long time saying loading but would get the no disk message. NOW we just get no disk error.

    This dvd player is only a year old! It is a slimline type you hook up to your television. We don't even hear the spinning anymroe. I tried cleaning it but that even said no disk!!!!!

    HELP! I am not able to afford replacing it this a costly fix or can it be fixed by me?

  • bradleyjay19 May 21, 2008

    I have the same problem with this dvd player. It worked just fine for a couple years, now it says NO DISC after every dvd you load. it will not play anything. Any ideas?

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Does that work??? if someone has tried let me know.

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Cleaned your lens with 100% cotton buds, if not work again change the laser eye. do it!!!

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