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.
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.