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How to Fix DVD Player Making Loud Noise While Playing Discs

Here're the troubleshooting steps for DVD player making loud noise

I have a Sony DVD player. I've hooked it up to my TV. Today when I played a DVD disc I heard loud humming or buzzing noise. The noise is pretty annoying. How can I eliminate the noise from my DVD player?

We notice that many DVD player users have experienced this kind of DVD player sound problem. Their standalone or built-in DVD player makes a loud static, buzzing, grinding, clicking, rattling, high pitched, or vibrating noise when they insert a DVD disc and play it.

Sony DVD Player makes loud noise

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Why is my DVD drive so loud?

There are several potential reasons why your computer's DVD player is emitting unusual noises when you insert a DVD. These include:

The DVD may be dirty or scratched, hindering proper spinning and resulting in noise.

The drive belt or motor within the DVD player may be worn out or malfunctioning, causing uneven spinning and noise.

The laser lens of the DVD player could be dirty or malfunctioning, affecting the disc's spinning and causing noise.

Outdated or malfunctioning software within the DVD player may lead to improper spinning and noise.

Users' report: To troubleshoot, consider cleaning the DVD or trying a different one to determine if the noise persists. If the issue continues, it may indicate a hardware problem with the DVD drive or a software issue with the player. In such cases, contacting the manufacturer for assistance or seeking help from a repair shop may be necessary.

How to Fix DVD Player Making Loud Noise?

Before you try the following troubleshooting steps, you should make sure that the DVD player is on a stable level surface and isn't stacked on top of other audio-video equipment.

Troubleshooting steps:

  1. Check if you connect the cables correctly.
  2. Unplug the cables, wait for 10 minutes or longer, and then plug the cables again. Now see if the DVD player still makes loud noise.
  3. Try other cables. If there're problems with your cables, noisy issue could happen.
  4. Connect your DVD player to a different TV and check whether the noise disappears. If DVD player no longer makes loud noise, it is likely the TV. If DVD player still makes loud noise, it could be the DVD player or the DVD disc.

▪ If DVD player makes loud noise for all discs, the player is the problem. The DVD player may need cleaning. You can use a DVD/laser cleaning disc to do that. And sometimes we may find cleaning is still useless. In this case, you may need to get a new DVD player to see if DVD not playing error is fixed.

▪ If DVD player makes loud noise for certain disc, the disc may be unbalanced which means one side of the disc may be heavier than the other. Some rental or free DVDs have very bad labels on the top, making them unbalanced and causing vibrating noise while playing. In this case, there's probably nothing you can do about it, other than replace it.

If DVD player makes loud noise but you don't have a replacement, you can rip the DVD to a digital file for playback on more electronic devices.

It's easy to encounter problems such as no sound but only picture and noisy sound when you play DVD via a DVD player. Only when all things work well, including DVD disc, DVD player, TV, and the cables used to connect DVD player and TV, the DVD can play without issues. However, ripping DVD to MP4 or other digital format can help you avoid many troubles.

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author - Donna Peng

Donna Peng

Donna Peng's fascination with multimedia began at an early age - shortly after she licked the physical disc and then she's been obsessed ever since. Her decade-long career at Digiarty after the graduation has seen her unmatched expertise in the field of DVD, digital video, software and anything related to home theatre. She is currently fascinated with photography.

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