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"No disc" reading on Toshiba 1200

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by PhilS, May 19, 2002.

  1. PhilS

    PhilS Stunt Coordinator

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    I have a Toshibal 1200 DVD player (interlaced), which is about 2 years old, and therefore out of warranty. I was switching discs yesterday while testing some video issues and it suddenly started saying "no disc" even when there is a disc in it. I have tried unplugging the player, switching discs, pressing various buttons, to no avail.

    Does anybody know what the likely problem is (maybe the optical pickup?), and does anyone have a guess as to what the cost of repair might be? Since it is out of warranty, and since you can get the Toshiba 3750 for about $180 (which is a progresssive scan player), I am thinking of just replacing the player rather than repairing it. On the other hand, if it was only going to be $25 to $50 to get it repaired, I'd probably repair it.
     
  2. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Sounds like the unit has expired on you. Could be the optical pickup.

    I'd go ahead and get the new player, while taking this unit to a Toshiba-authorized repair center to get an opinion. If it's a cheap fix, you'll still have the 1200 as a second player.
     
  3. Reginald Trent

    Reginald Trent Screenwriter

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    Place DVD in player then turn it off with disc still in player. Turn it back on. This has worked for me whenever I had a problem DVD.
     

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