I have a toshiba sd 4900 dvd player it worked fine for a while but now it wont play at all, i took the cover off and saw that the disk doesnt even spin when you press play..it also takes like 30 seconds to open and close. I cleaned the lens so i know thats not the problem, i also made sure there wasnt any wires loose.is there anything i can do to get the disk to spin?
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Re: dvd player not working
If the disc isn't spinning, and you have cleaned the lens (using a proper method) then it is likely that the laser has failed. The disc usually won't spin until the laser has sent/recieved a pulse from the surface of the disc. A new laser is usually about the cost of a new player.
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Hi there, as far as your dvd player it will not up convert as suggested with SD stands for standard deffinition,. However some tv's will up convert slightly. Also note that Svideo is a little bit cleaner and crisper of a picture. still the HDMI is the highest deffinition yet. I hope this helps, another note though,. If there is the the green, blue, yellow cables, not the red white yellow, those are a little crisper yet.
I just had the same issue with this old, hardly used the SD-V391 DVD/CD drawer not opening. Took off the cover (5 screws, 3 back, one on each side), plugged in, heard the DVD motor whirling but no activity. Manually opened the mech tray by the white slide release (right side, under the mech), and saw the motor gear was not on the motor post. Found the gear, replaced it on the motor post, and works. Hope this helps folks, saved 20-30 bucks for a player at a thrifty, time to do this fixya was about 10 mins.
Could be that the laser mechanism has lost its ability to focus properly on the dvd disks. U might want to try a firmware upgrade just in case the player has corrupted software. If not effective, then it is time to go shopping since a repair is not cost effective.
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.