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    Hi everyone,

    Maybe someone can help me. My dvd player is acting up again. It is a Sony S360 and will no longer read any discs. I found this posting and tried to change the configs without any success:

    https://www.videohelp.com/forum/archive/sony-dvp-s360-dvd-players-no-disc-error-t243336.html

    When I do a Check Disc Memory I get a 1F. If I do a syscon diag. everything reports ok but when I an auto check on the disc itself I get an error when it checks SLED on. I have very little knowledge of electronics but am good at following instructions. I have had this unit for awhile now but really don't have the means to go and get a new one so any ideas would be helpful.

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    I guess no one has any suggestions after 44 views? I cannot believe in one week both my players went. I never had this trouble with my VCR and it is still running.
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    Does the player read CDs? (See if it will recognize a CD, if you haven't tried it, already.)

    Are you sure the player is kept in a clean, well-ventilated area? Smoke in the air and dust/etc. from a disc can transfer to the lens. You may need to clean the laser lens (by taking the player apart and carefully cleaning the lens with a soft swab and cleaning solution, not a cleaning disc).

    Other than that, I couldn't say - it's always possible something needs to be readjusted in the electronics or replaced, but I don't know the player. Of course, a disc player has a lot more delicate internal machinery than a VCR.
    If cameras add ten pounds, why would people want to eat them?
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    I tried cleaning the head/laser and when doing so I was extremely surprised at how clean the unit was inside. I did swap some areas with the alcohol an there was no dirt present.

    I think I am going to call this one a dead machine. I am search Walmart right now.
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    Have you indeed tried seeing if the player will recognize a CD?

    The post you linked to implies you were trying to change/recalibrate the settings - is that the case? It probably won't work, but you can always try unplugging the player from the power supply for at least half an hour, or more. On some players, that forces a reset to default settings.
    If cameras add ten pounds, why would people want to eat them?
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    Sorry I thought I answered that question. The dvd player does not recognize any type of disc at all. I had gone into the sys config only to see if someone looked strange. There is a disc check there and when I use that utility, it stops with an error during a SLED check with a DVD or CD.

    I have restored the machine back to its default settings as well and still nothing has worked. I appreciate your help but I think I am going to write this off as broken.
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    DVD players don't last forever. And the push on manufacturers to keep prices low has led to them using cheaper and lower quality components, which makes the players die sooner. Another problem is that there is push for players to be as small as possible. This leads to heat buildup, so today's DVD players need to be exposed to as much open air as possible. Heat buildup can shorten the life of players. I'm not sure how old the player is, but it's not uncommon for some players to only last 1 or 2 years before breaking down. Of course sometimes players will last longer. It all depends on how you use it also. Players used for 4+ hours a day, players left in pause mode for hours (more people do that than you might think) before resuming playback might simply wear out sooner than a player used for a few hours only on weekends. Also, players in houses where someone smokes can also have shorter lifespans as oils from the smoke tend to build up inside the players.
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