SONY DVD Player - Intermittant won't load disc

Discussion in 'Hobby Electronics' started by Chromatik, Feb 17, 2004.

  1. Chromatik

    Chromatik Guest

    Hi all,

    I have a SONY DVP-NS305 DVD player that is around 12-18 months old.

    Recently it has stopped recognising discs. When DVDs or CDs (originals not
    burnt) are inserted the player makes a noise like it is seeking for a short
    while on and off (~60secs) then reports "Cannot Play This Disc".

    A month or so ago I put a CD in and it didn't see it, took it out to check
    for scratches (there weren't any) then put it back and it worked. On
    another occasion a CD that was playing stopped mid track without error.

    All DVDs are Region 4 that have been used sucessfully previously.
    Both the CDs and the DVDs I have tried are pristine, scratch/dust free.
    Inside the drive bay looks clean/free of dust.

    Any suggestions on remedies before I take it to the doctor?

    Many thanks
     
    Chromatik, Feb 17, 2004
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  2. Chromatik

    amstereo Guest

    sounds like te rom drive is either failing, or needs a service (read:clean)
    pop the lid off and see if it runs a stock PC dvd-rom (look for the grey 40
    wire flat ribbon cable and a 4 pin PC power plug)

    If it is, then, opening these drives are a little dificult, but not
    impossible.

    If it is a laser mech on a plate type job, then metho and cotton tip
    gentally clean the lense.
     
    amstereo, Feb 17, 2004
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  3. Chromatik

    Rod Speed Guest

    "Chromatik" <chromatik(at)optusnet.com.au> wrote in message news:4031fae0$0$28870$...
    > Hi all,
    >
    > I have a SONY DVP-NS305 DVD player that is around 12-18 months old.
    >
    > Recently it has stopped recognising discs. When DVDs or CDs (originals not
    > burnt) are inserted the player makes a noise like it is seeking for a short
    > while on and off (~60secs) then reports "Cannot Play This Disc".
    >
    > A month or so ago I put a CD in and it didn't see it, took it out to check
    > for scratches (there weren't any) then put it back and it worked. On
    > another occasion a CD that was playing stopped mid track without error.
    >
    > All DVDs are Region 4 that have been used sucessfully previously.
    > Both the CDs and the DVDs I have tried are pristine, scratch/dust free.
    > Inside the drive bay looks clean/free of dust.
    >
    > Any suggestions on remedies before I take it to the doctor?


    If you smoke, try cleaning the lens with metho carefully.
     
    Rod Speed, Feb 18, 2004
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  4. Chromatik

    Chromatik Guest

    "Rod Speed" <> wrote:
    > "Chromatik" <chromatik(at)optusnet.com.au> wrote:


    > > I have a SONY DVP-NS305 DVD player that is around 12-18
    > > months old.


    > > Recently it has stopped recognising discs.
    > > Any suggestions on remedies before I take it to the doctor?


    > If you smoke, try cleaning the lens with metho carefully.


    Thanks Rod and amstereo.

    I don't smoke and despite appearing very clean inside I gave the lens a
    gentle once over with a cotton bud and metho, alas the same problem.

    In lieu of alternatives looks like a trip to a doctor in in order. Any
    recommendations for repairers in Sydney (between, say Parramatta/Ryde)?
    Preferrably with free-quotes as I imagine repair bills would come close to
    new players in many cases.

    Thanks.
     
    Chromatik, Feb 20, 2004
    #4
  5. Chromatik

    Rod Speed Guest

    "Chromatik" <chromatik(at)optusnet.com.au> wrote in message news:40368e03$0$28870$...
    > "Rod Speed" <> wrote:
    > > "Chromatik" <chromatik(at)optusnet.com.au> wrote:

    >
    > > > I have a SONY DVP-NS305 DVD player that is around 12-18
    > > > months old.

    >
    > > > Recently it has stopped recognising discs.
    > > > Any suggestions on remedies before I take it to the doctor?

    >
    > > If you smoke, try cleaning the lens with metho carefully.

    >
    > Thanks Rod and amstereo.
    >
    > I don't smoke and despite appearing very clean inside I gave the lens a
    > gentle once over with a cotton bud and metho, alas the same problem.
    >
    > In lieu of alternatives looks like a trip to a doctor in in order. Any
    > recommendations for repairers in Sydney (between, say Parramatta/Ryde)?
    > Preferrably with free-quotes as I imagine repair bills would come close to
    > new players in many cases.


    Yeah, not usually economic to repair.

    Well worth cleaning the lens if you smoke, but thats about it now.
     
    Rod Speed, Feb 21, 2004
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