Question about Toshiba SD-P1900 Portable DVD Player
Same problem - no valid disc - player is 5 months old and toshiba wants me to pay shipping because service centers don't want to work on small electronics. Also I'll have to pay $59 for repair. any help would be appreciated...
Yep sone of a gun ! With the Toshiba Portable DVD Player, hold the "Mode button" down for several seconds and it will make a chain saw noise take your finger off, hit it again once and bingo now it works. I was ready to throw this player in the trash!
Posted on Aug 15, 2009
I have the same problem and thanks to everyone - I got it to work... this time. It would power on but wouldn't spin/load and got the "no valid disc" error. I turned it off/on several times, pushed down firmly on the dvd to "set" it (even though I was sure it was already in there right), then I pushed the mode button, then pushed the laser eye up to the top several times. Then I hit the bottom of the player pretty hard and then the mode button again and boom! It took off and sounded like a chainsaw --- so loud --- I opened it because I coudn't get it to stop and it wouldn't. Powered it off, back on and now it plays. weird. I haven't used it in a long time - it's almost like it was froze-up and I had to unstick it.
Posted on Apr 22, 2009
We had the same problem with the "No Valid Disc" message. The DVD disc did not even seem to be spinning. Out of frustration, my wife started hitting various buttons while the error message was displayed. When she hit the "Mode" button, the problem went away, the disc was loaded and we have not had this problem since. No rationale reason why this would work...
Posted on Apr 21, 2009
I also get the "no valid disc" error occasionally. In every case, it has been caused by a disc that is not seated correctly in the player because 1 of the 3 clips on the center hub has not "clicked" fully. The problem appears to be related to specific discs. For example, it happened with almost every disc in the "24" boxed set, but most discs are no problem. If I remove and re-load the disc and verify all 3 clips have "clicked", the problem is fixed. If they are not all clicked, the disc does not sit flat on the hub and it can't spin freely
Posted on Dec 30, 2008
Wow, thank you everyone! We were about to trash our player and buy a new one. Pressing the mode button cleared the no disc error and made the DVD start spinning once again.
Posted on Jan 04, 2010
Wow! Thanks for the advice here, Like many others, you just saved me from throwing my Toshiba SD-P2800 in the trash this morning.
I had a slightly different variation on the same theme.
Holding down the Mode key was doing nothing.
Then I tried sliding the laser eye to the centre. This caused the machine to at least TRY and play the DVD but it eventually failed to play and took me back to the "no valid disk" message.
However, when I then pressed and held down the Mode key - bingo! It works!!
Posted on Jan 19, 2010
Same scenario - "no valid disk". pressing the mode button saved it from an early death!
Thanks to those who posted.
Posted on Aug 25, 2009
I tried the solution recommended below - pushing down firmly on the disk and making sure all three clips clicked. So far, it is working . . .
Posted on Apr 11, 2009
Not a solution, but a thank you to all above suggestions...I haven't used my Toshiba portable player in probably 1 year, and I just couldn't get it to spin and play; was getting the No Valid Disc error also, so I tried the Mode button solution; that didn't do anything at first, but I kept pressing on it like mad and finally, I got the chainsaw sound, but it still couldn't read the disc. I then played with the laser eye (which, from what I understand, is just the wheel in the middle that fits in the centre of the disc, right?...I am sure you certainly don't mean the lens, huh?!) Anyway, I tried to lift the eye a bit, then powered off and on and now my DVD is playing perfectly with no grinding sound even! Maybe we should take the manual seriously and play this thing more often then once a year! Wow, what a delicate machine.
Posted on Jun 23, 2010
I fixed this by removing small items that had got stuck in the mechanism. The items were not visible until I opened it up.
First take the back off the player, then take the black cover off the laser area. Carefully pick out whatever is stuck - ours had popcorn in it...! Then reassemble the case.
This player has a wide open area below the disc, making it easy for things to fall inside.
Posted on Oct 27, 2010
One thing I tried that works so far, (now I jinxed it) is if when I put the disk in and close the dvd cover and I don't hear it starting to spin, I turn the machine off and then back on again...so far so good.... Technology rules!!!
Posted on Jun 24, 2008
Found it at a yard sell for $5.00. Loading....No Valid Disc ...I had a slightly different variation on the same problem.
Holding down the Mode key, turning 'On' and 'Off' then mode button, was doing nothing. I even hit it hard on bottom. Tried this many times. But I also wasn't getting the chainsaw noise (it's loud when you get it)
Then I tried sliding the laser eye to the center (gently). As it was up close to the middle wheel like it is suppose to be. This caused the machine when I turned it on and pressed mode twice and held down the Mode button to make a very loud noise. Had to turn it off to stop it (after a good 5 seconds). Put a disc in and it loaded after holding the mode button down one more time. Bingo! It plays all my DVD's and MP3's !!
Posted on Dec 06, 2015
I had same problem. Only used player 3 times. Held down the MODE button, got the chainsaw sound, turned it off and then on and it works! Thank you! Going on a long car trip with my nephews and really wanted to use the DVD player to keep them entertained.
Posted on Jun 17, 2010
Glad I looked this up. worked perfectly.
Posted on Jun 17, 2010
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