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Troubleshooting - How to Fix DVD Player Says 'Wrong Disc' Error

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3 Solutions to Fix DVD Player Disc Error 'Wrong Disc'

How do I remedy the situation of a Coby DVD player that says wrong disc in player for every disc placed in the player?

DVD player always put obstacles in our way of playing DVD discs. It makes loud noises, says no disc, says wrong disc, etc. But don't worry. We will help you to fix those common DVD player problems one by one. In this article, we will focus on troubleshooting 'wrong disc' error.

Why DVD player says wrong disc error when you put in a DVD? There're various reasons for this problem: the disc is dirty or scratched; the disc is region encoded for another area; the lens is dusty. As such, we can take out the following measures to fix DVD player wrong disc error:

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How to Fix DVD Player Wrong Disc Error - Clean, repair/replace DVD disc

Every time when we encounter DVD not playing issue, the first thing we should do is to check if the disc has fingerprints, smudges or scratches. For dirty disc, use a soft cloth to clean it carefully. As for scratched disc, you can go to a local used DVD shop to refinish the DVD's coating or go to the store where you bought the DVD to require a replacement.

How to Fix DVD Player Wrong Disc Error - Clean the laser lens in player

If the laser lens of your DVD player is covered with dust, DVD player will not read discs. Then, what you can do is to use a cotton bud dipped in a little alcohol to clean the laser lens gently. Alternatively, you can use disc cleaner. After cleaning, the disc error message may disappear.

How to Fix DVD Player Wrong Disc Error: Change the region code of the disc Easy & fast

If your DVD player isn't an all-region or multi-region player, it will not be able to read a disc encoded with a different region. When unmatched region leads to wrong disc error in DVD player, you can remove the DVD's region code by ripping DVD with WinX DVD Ripper Platinum and then burn a new DVD without region restriction. Now, let's show you how to perform this task.

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Then, follow the steps to rip DVD to region-free digital copy for later burning.

Step 1. Insert DVD into DVD drive and open WinX DVD Ripper to load it by clicking DVD Disc button.

Rip DVD to region-free ISO file

Step 2. In Output Profile panel, go to DVD Backup and choose Clone DVD to ISO Image or Clone DVD to Folder to process full DVD backup.

Step 3. Hit RUN to begin ripping DVD.

Once done, you can burn the region-free ISO file or DVD folder to a new blank disc. [Check guide: how to burn DVD]

Next, put the newly burned DVD into the tray of DVD player and you should not see wrong disc error message.

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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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