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Unfortunately that means the laser is weak or dead. It deads repair.

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Kec dvd 3

hi there.
it might just be a bit of dust on the inside laser.
Step 3 Laser Lens Cleaning
  1. Locate the lens on the disc drive.
  2. Make sure that there is no dust on or near the player and area you are working on. ...
  3. Dip one end of a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol.
  4. Lightly dab the swab on the lens. ...
  5. Let the lens dry before replacing the top plate of the DVD player.
  6. or just buy your self a disc cleaning laser disc.
  7. How do you clean the laser on a DVD player?
    To maintain your DVD player, occasionally unscrew the player's case, so you can get at the lens to clean it. You need a screwdriver, canned air or a soft brush, a foam swab or camera-lens cleaner, and lens cleaning fluid from a camera store

    read up some more at this link.
How to Maintain Your DVD Player dummies

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My GPX portable dvd player won't load discs. Can this be fixed?

Find the laser lens. It's a tiny glass circle inside a groove close to the disk spindle. GENTLY use a cotton swab to clean this lens. That's probably your only hope.

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MIntek MDP-1815

Either the glass laser eye lens is dirty, or faulty. You can first try to clean with rubbing alcohol and cotton swab. If cleaning doesn't help, re-download drivers and cd-rom software. If problem still persists, get new laser eye unit or rom drive

Sep 15, 2009 | Mintek MDP-1815 Portable DVD Player

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After loading it reads no valid disc

Either the laser lens eye is dirty and needs to be cleaned with rubbing alcohol and cotton swab or the lens unit is faulty and will need to be replaced

Aug 01, 2009 | Durabrand DUR7 Portable DVD Player

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My Dvd Player does not read disc when they are

first, try using rubbing alcohol and cotton swab and clean the glass laser lens eye.

If cleaning the lens doesn't work, then the lens control circuit will need to be replaced

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Dvd's won;'t play

The laser lens may need to be cleaned with rubbing alcohol and cotton swab. Just remove the cover of the player and clean the lens. This usually corrects the problem. If cleaning doesn't help, the laser is defective

Jul 01, 2009 | Cyberhome CH-DVD 300 DVD Player

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Insignia Portable DVD Player does not play DVDs - says no Disc?

Unit needs to be returned for service under warranty. If not under warranty. You Must open the unit by removing all the screws on the bottom of the unit and use a small plastic pry bar to open the case around the space where the volume control is.slide the pry bar all around the case to open it.Becareful not to lose any of the switch cover that may fall off as you open the case. You must replace these covers exactly to operate the unit once reassembled. Check all rubber bumpers for hidden screws before trying to open the case. you must unlock the plastic locking mechanism all around the case. Then take apart the laser and motor assembly and disconnect all the wire straps and ribbon cables. Clean all these connectors with a contact cleaner by apply it to a cotton swab and cleaning. Try cleaning the laser with a cotton swab and Isopropyl alcohol. Put small amount of alcohol on swab and gently clean laser lens, Check transport for dirt and try cleaning the travel rails of the laser to remove dirt and grease and reapply a small amount of lithium grease to a swab . Lube the rails and ratching mechanism. Do all this with the utmost case, do not use to much grease or you will cause more problems..Use light gloves. do all the work with the cotton swabs. Check disc spindle and see if it is loose, if it is use a drop of super glue to to tighten the grip of the spindle to the motor shaft.Reassemble unit and put together in case put all screws back in unit and test unit on a level non vibrating surface. Use a clear disc from CD cases to check and see if laser is turning on and attempting to track normally. If this does not work attempt to polish laser head with soft foam material and non abrasive high gloss mirror or glass polish very carefully try to make the laser clear and shiney. Do not work to fast and do not push to hard on the laser or you will ruin the alignment.Slowly try to clear the lens of all discoloration.If all this fails try to buy a new laser mechanism from e-bay and replace your old one. Hope this helps you with your problem.

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I insert disk but it doesn't load. It says no disk.

The disc won't start spinning until the player senses the disc is there. If the lens on the laser inside that reads the disc is very dirty, it can cause this problem. You might try cleaning the lens with a cotton swab moistened with lens cleaner or isopropyl alcohol.

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Hope it was the non-acetone type of polish remover - acetone will melt plastic !!

Invest in a laser eye cleaning disk - the kind with the tiny brushes.

OK what type of file format are the files in on the disk you are tying to play?

IDM-1731 does not like .AVIs.

Check your documentation as to what type of files your player can actually read and play.

Sorry I'm not more help.


Mar 21, 2008 | Initial IDM-1731 Portable DVD Player with...

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DVD disc is not recognised

itsmylife70, hello.

Two things, Laser gone low and can't read dvd. Just try cleaning the collimating lens with a cotton swab and glass cleaner. gently wet one end and dry residue with the other end.
The other thing is could be just a mutilated loom (flex) cable connecting the laser from the main pcb board. Laser is most likely gone bad.

Good luck.

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