Recorders and Players
Recorder Player Problems? Ask a Technician for Answers ASAP
Hi, I'm Nathan.Sorry to hear that you're having trouble with this but I'll do my best to help you.
This type of problem is often caused by a contaminated laser lens. You can attempt to clean it by blowing out the disc tray/slot area with a can of compressed air for dusting computers (keep the can upright only so you don't get chemical propellant on the lens).
If this doesn't help, you can try a specialty cleaning disc (Example cleaner disc) which has little brushes that clean the lens more thoroughly.
If neither of these cleaning steps help, then this is more likely a hardware fault, which could include a bad laser emitter or pickup, faulty spindle motor or laser transport, bad d/a converter, etc. Any of these issues would require repair/replacement.
Let me know the results, and I'll advise further, if needed.
Hi Nathan, I don't have a computer so don't have the compressed air, but I have already tried a cleaning disc and this was ejected as well. If its more likely a hardware fault do you think it would be cheaper to buy a new tv/DVD than to repair.. Thank you Mrs June **********
Thank you for the info June,
no, it is not worth repairing, as it would cost more to fix than to buy a new one.
You can keep using the tv as-is though and just connect an external dvd player, without having to buy a whole new tv.
You're very welcome