TOSH 5109 DISC READ ERROR help!

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  1. Kevin Nolan

    Kevin Nolan Stunt Coordinator

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    I recently replaced my 5109 (which was working fine) with a changer. Well the changer needs to go in for repair (POS!) and got my faithfull 5109 out to fill in and it won't read DVDs anymore, I get "disc read error" on the display.
    IT worked fine before retirement any suggestions as to what to do short of taking it into the shop??
    Nolan
     
  2. Kevin Nolan

    Kevin Nolan Stunt Coordinator

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    Well I would like thank all the people here for thier FINE support...Hmmm I think it may have been better here before (in this particular forum)don't take me too seriously but geez BEULLER..SOMEONE....ANYONE..BEULLER?
     
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    You should know by now that some areas of HTF experience more traffic than others. Eventually, someone will post a response.

    When you packed the 5109 away, did it go into its original shipping carton? Was it protected from dust? And was it ever jarred or shaken?

    Also, what is the condition of the material you're feeding the player (scratched discs, etc.)?

    One thing to try at first blush is to unplug the unit and plug it back in again. Failing that, I'd be concerned about the laser assembly. Meanwhile, call Toshiba USA's service number and tell them exactly what you're seeing.
     
  4. Kevin Nolan

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    Thanks Jack...
    It was stored in my garage undisturbed wrapped in a comforter of all things. I opened it up last night (took the cover off) and put a NEW disc in still the same prob....BUT I cycled the tray and gave the disc hub a little push and WAHLAH!...it read the disc! All players CD/DVD players give a little spin to read IE to verify a PLAYABLE disc is present, my TOSH was not doing this.
    So the unit has a problem and at this point I'll take it in and have it repaired because it cost almost 5 bills when I bought it and it still a very good player.
    It just pisses me off you take great care and BLAH!
    KN
     
  5. Jack Briggs

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    Kevin, when was it stored in the garage, and for how long? Does your garage have any kind of climate control? And does it get very damp in there? How dusty is that comforter, by the way? I think I am seeing all sorts of possible problems.
     
  6. Kevin Nolan

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    The garage is insulated and it never gets below 65°F and the humidity may have been a problem because we live in a very wet climate in the winter but I never have seen moisture be a problem with any other object stored there...because of this I have considered it to be a "cool, dry, area".
    The comforter is not a old dusty rag but a newer bed spread that was clean.
    I guess this is a (storage)lesson for me. I went out and purchased a new Yamaha DV-C6480 today excellent so far and I guess I'll get the others repaired and have 3 DVD players.
    Nolanski
     

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