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5 Causes to DVD Player Not Reading Disc and 2 Steps to Fix This

Although some people have digitized DVD collections and thus play DVD content without the use of DVD player, others still play DVD through a DVD player manufactured by Sony, Samsung, Philips, Toshiba, Panasonic or others. If you choose to play DVD via a DVD player, you should make sure all is fine, including the disc, the loading tray, the laser lens, and more. Otherwise, you may find that DVD player won't read disc.

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What is happening when your DVD player cannot read and load a disc? How can you fix this issue? Read on to get answers.

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DVD player not reading disc

Why Your DVD Player Won't Read Disc?

The most likely and common causes include:
▪ The DVD disc isn't placed properly.
▪ The disc is dirty, damaged or burned in player-incompatible format.
▪ DVD player firmware issue.
▪ The DVD player loading tray doesn't work well.
▪ The laser lens is dirty and needs cleaning.
▪ The servo doesn't work well.

How to Fix Sony or Other DVD Player Not Reading/Loading Disc?

DVD player firmware problem can lead to DVD player not loading/reading disc, showing "No Disc" error. Before you take any further step, power off the DVD player and wait for a while, and power it on again to see if DVD reads correctly. If the problem still exist, check the following steps to fix DVD player won't read disc issue. Related error: DVD player not loading discs >>

Step 1. Check if the disc is placed correctly and if the disc is in good condition.

Make sure the disc isn't put in upside down and also ensure the disc isn't out of alignment in the loading tray.

If a well- placed disc can't be read by your DVD player, try playing it on another DVD player or a computer with DVD drive. If the disc still cannot be read, it is probably dirty, scratched, or burned in a wrong format. Then, you need to clean it, repair it, or re-burn it to see whether the DVD not playing error is fixed.

Step 2. Check DVD player's loading tray, laser lens and servo alignment.

Firstly, check if the tray can load DVD smoothly and can clicks fully closed. If it cannot work properly, it should be already broken.

When both disc and tray are working well, then the lens that directs the laser may be the culprit of DVD player not reading disc issue. You can clean the laser lens to see if it works. Two cleaning ways: blow away the dust by using a hand-operated photographic dust blower; run a commercially available lens cleaner unit for a few times.

If the problem persists, the laser may be already burned out. Or the problem may lie in the servo alignment. Servo and related devices control the spin of the DVD. So if the servo isn't aligned properly or doesn't work correctly, then it may be unable to recognize the disc or move the disc properly. As a result, it will cause the DVD player to assume there is no working disc.

If your Sony DVD player says 'cannot play this disc' and won't read disc because of player glitch, you may need to replace parts or buy an all-new DVD player.

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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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