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Written by Dale Richardson - Updated: June 23, 2023
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Portable DVD players are loved by a number of people for a wide variety of reasons. Some people love them for their seemingly magical ability to distract children. Conversely, others love them because they’re able to distract themselves. No matter the cause of your love, when your portable DVD player stops working, it’s a pain. So today, we’re answering questions related to troubleshooting; why does my portable DVD player say no disc? And why does it keep cutting out? Let’s get going!
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In short, yes – portable DVD players can play CDs more often than not, but as with all things tech, you’ll need to read the specs to be sure.
Now there are a lot of “basics” type questions to answer today, and there’s really no sense in wasting time. Let’s hop right in, shall we?
Now, without further ado, let’s answer the most common questions related to troubleshooting a failed/failing portable DVD player.
And this is where we get to the most common troubleshooting question for portable DVD players. If you’ve ever gotten a mysterious error code minutes after your device was working perfectly, you know the struggle.
So why does your portable DVD player say “no disc?” Surprise! That answer varies! (I know, I know – it’s not great to read that over and over, but it is the truth.)
There are a few potential reasons for a “no disc” error code:
If your portable DVD player says no disc, be sure to check that the disc is a supported format, properly inserted and that it’s, you know, actually in the player.
This is one of the most common troubleshooting questions for one reason – pretty much every issue you’ll find with portable DVD players can be resolved by a hard reset. The issue, though, is that this process varies by manufacturer. Luckily, there are a few key steps to keep in mind:
For Sony Players:
For other brands:
You have two options here. First, look at the owner’s manual, or second, guess! Most brands either have a reset button in the settings menu, while others program it so that a combination of simultaneously holding the power and volume buttons will reset the device. At the end of the day, I can give general guidance here, but it boils down to your specific device’s design – so I can only do so much.
There are two common causes for a blank or black LCD screen on a DVD player:
No matter your portable DVD player-related question, this article should have answered it. We covered a few common questions today related to troubleshooting. Whether you need to reset a portable DVD player or figure out why your portable DVD player says no disc, we’ve got you covered!
Be sure to check out our list of the best portable DVD players on the market today and swing by our portable DVD player basics guide if you want more information. At the end of the day, you can rest assured that Fraffles is the best source for home and garden guides, how-tos, and DIY projects on the web.
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