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-- I was playing a DVD and the player just paused and would not restart the DVD. I tried cleaning the player but the DVD player just says loading but nothing happens.  
-- Samsung P231 DVD player accepts the disc and the door closes but the indicator window shows loading and will not start playing.
-- My Sony DVD player takes so long to load a disc. I put in a DVD and it takes sometimes 10 minutes to play anything. During that time, the screen will read as loading. And sometimes it will say Cannot Play This Disc.

No matter you're watching DVD on Philips, Sylvania, Toshiba, Samsung, Sony, or car portable DVD players, DVD player loading problems creep up sometimes. The DVD player may take long time to load a disc, or the DVD player stuck on loading, both without giving any clue. But we can fix the loading problems. Check below for why and how to fix it.

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Possible Reasons & Fixes to DVD Player Loading Problem

▪ Make sure you have heard the spindle motor spinning the disk. If it's spinning faster or slower, try another disc. If the DVD player is not loading all discs, then there could be dirty or bad lens and mainboard of the DVD player. You will need to first clean the DVD player with proper cotton and solution. If that doesn't work either, consider sending the DVD player for repair or replacement.

▪ If a car portable DVD player is not loading discs, check the tin ribbon wire that connect the optic lens and the main board. Replace the cables and restart if necessary.

▪ Try another disc, if dvd player stuck on loading problem doesn't happen with another disc, check if the problematic disc is dirty or scratched. If the DVD is scratched and won't load, there are many fixes: remove the scratches using toothpaste, peanut butter, Vaseline or copy the scratched DVD into video files.

▪ Check if the DVD is region coded, otherwise strictly protected or improperly burned by users. Normal DVD players (except region-free DVD players) won't play foreign DVDs and therefore, it may cause DVD player not loading disc problems. To fix the error, bypass the DVD region codes with special tools.

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author - Donna Peng

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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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