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SONY DVD Player - Intermittant won't load disc

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

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  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
  2. amstereo

    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

    If it is a laser mech on a plate type job, then metho and cotton tip
    gentally clean the lense.
  3. Rod Speed

    Rod Speed Guest

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

    Chromatik Guest

    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.

  5. Rod Speed

    Rod Speed Guest

    Yeah, not usually economic to repair.

    Well worth cleaning the lens if you smoke, but thats about it now.
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