Question about Toshiba SD-3990 DVD Player
When I try to play a DVD, it will not read the disc and only says "no disc." It has been working fine until now.
Just re-seating the flat cable, many times, didn't work for me. Instead, I very carefully cut about about 1mm off the end with a straight, smooth edge scissors. Then I plugged it in, pushed the clip down, and it worked! Be sure to cut straight, or the fine pitch contacts might not line up.
Posted on Jul 07, 2008
I also had the No-Disc problem. The disc was not spinning in the tray. My solution was a take on reseat the ribbon cable solution. I tried simply reseating the cable, but that did not work. When I removed the cable I noticed discoloration on some of the pins. Instead of cutting of the end of the cable, I soaked a Q-Tip in rubbing alcohol and cleaned the discoloration and re-inserted the cable.
Posted on Aug 24, 2009
try opening the unit, and remove the ribbon cable from the mainboard that leads to the dvd drive assembly, then reseat the ribbon. worked like a charm for me.
Posted on Nov 25, 2007
Reseat the Ribbon baby Just worked
Posted on Jul 25, 2009
Used a combination of JoeyJoeJoes & AmGold. No cutting just cleaned and replaced. Thanks to all
Posted on Mar 11, 2010
I unseated all connections between the board and drive and still had the same problem, "no".
Posted on Aug 08, 2009
Re-seating the cable didn't work for me either, but carefully cutting a small portion of the end of the cable and then reseating it (as xr704 suggested) did the trick just fine... for the few next months at least!
Posted on Jul 11, 2008
Yep i straightened out the ribbon kinks and tried it. so far so good. although i've found it gets confused with live cds and cuts off the end or beggining.
Posted on Jan 21, 2008
Joeyjoejoes solution is what worked for me but it wasn't as simple. I had to completely remove the optical drive, disconnecting all cables, and reinstalling the drive THREE times to get the player to work again.
I think the problem is the cheap ribbon cables Toshiba is using. After reseating them several times, the player is now back in action.
Posted on Dec 16, 2007
Thank you internets.
You have been very helpful in this area. My boyfriend listened to you.. and now, we can watch a movie.
Posted on Jul 17, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Have you tryed to use a lens cleaning disc yet. The laser lens on these players and recorders alike, must have the lens cleaned every oince in awhile. If that does not help, most likly you have a bad laser pickup assembly and you will need to replace the plaer as to have that repaiered, you could buy a new unit. Good Luck
Posted on Mar 23, 2007
This just worked for me. Don't know how long it will last though. I found it on this webpage
To do a reset:
On the remote control press the SETUP button,
Press the right key on the remote 3 times,
The Preference page will show up,
Press the down arrow five time to highlight
"default", hit right arrow to highlight "reset"
Press enter to reset. Turn off/on machine, etc.
Posted on Feb 14, 2008
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Clean the DVD lens with isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) and a Qtip. Be careful not to press down too hard. Gently clean the lens all around. Changing Qtips if you see anty signs of debris or dirt on the tip.
Posted on Feb 06, 2009
dvd player keeps saying no disc when I try to play a dvd.what can i do? worked fine until about 3 months ago. started to say no disc when disc inserted but after opening and closing 3 to 6 times it would read.now it just wont read. any ideas?
Posted on Oct 13, 2009
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