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Steele DVD Player Repaired

By on August 2, 2014
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I went to my friend house yesterday and he asked me if I could repair his DVD player (brand name Steele). I asked him what is wrong with her DVD. She said the DVD player cannot play DVD. So I took a look at it and yes it just showed “No Disc” on LCD display.

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After further testing, I found the front panel button was defective too because the disc mechanism door couldn’t open. Not many people want to repair DVD today because it is really cheap and people always decide to replace it more than repair it. Since she was my friend, I try to help her.


I asked her if I could take the DVD and repair it at my home, she agreed and said that this DVD was her friend gift and would be happy if this could operate again.

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Once the DVD reached my home I opened it and began troubleshooting. First of all, I don’t suspect power supply section because it could be powered on. I checked the button first and there was no continuity registered in my multimeter when I pressed the button. To my surprised, all of the three buttons (microswitches) were defective. I was just wondering why all of buttons was defective together. I tried to clean it but still no hope and decide to replace it.

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After the replacement of the buttons I continued to check on the motor for disc mechanism door and found it was spinning easily and didn’t look like jammed. From my experience, it is always the motor or just a laser lens get dirty because of dust when DVD player show “No Disc”. So I tried to clean the laser lens and also lubricate the disc mechanism gears to make sure it is working on full performance. I am sure everything will work now and thanks God, it worked again. I could play DVD and really happy with my job. I am happy to keep this out of the landfills.

Thank you

Best Regard

Rudi Wijaya 

This article is contributed by Rudi Wijaya from North Sumatera Medan (Indonesia). He is an electronics repair hobbyist and specializes in TV, Monitor and DVD repair. He usually repairs the items that belong to friends and family.


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  1. Luciano Khware

    August 2, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Hi Rudi Wijaya,
    So the "NO DISC" problem was cleared after cleaning the lens and lubrication?
    This is a nice and well elaborated repair work.
    Keep it up!

  2. Anwar Shiekh

    August 2, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    All 3 buttons out... too strange.

  3. Robert

    August 2, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    Hi Rudi, good job. Thanks for the article. I'm a hobbyist also.

  4. Julius

    August 2, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    Hi sirs,I am a physics teacher whose mind is jammed with theory . Thanks to you guys my practical electronics is growing fast. Pls Continue the good job.Julius

  5. Merlin Marquardt

    August 2, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Good article. Strange about the three bad buttons.

  6. Amir

    August 3, 2014 at 1:48 am

    Nice article. Learned a bit about dvd player repair. Thanks

  7. Rudi Wijaya

    August 3, 2014 at 2:29 am

    Yes, I am wondering what is the culprit all of button were defective, maybe that is caused by rough press.

    I always clean lens and lubrication when repair DVD, it helps to prevent call back.

    You are welcome !!

  8. Venu gopal

    August 3, 2014 at 9:21 am

    Yes most of the chinese made dvd players comes with poor quality micro switches and they becomes defective within a short time. Also the spindle motor of these cheap dvd players fails to give 'no disc 'messages.... . Thanks for the article.

  9. Gerald

    August 3, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Hi Rudi,
    Good work and good attitude in repairing cheap equipment that others would throw away. I fully support that.


  10. Joshua oloo

    August 4, 2014 at 12:22 am

    Hi Rudi,thanks for Article,I once came across the same problem "NO DISK'' but this time the pick up lens was the culprit otherwise keep up the good work of sharing repair tips.Regards.

  11. Anthony

    August 4, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Wow,you may not believe this. About a month ago,I bought a cd/dvd player from a big computer store,call MicroCenter in Cambridge ,Massachusetts.It was a brand new unit,but the price wasn't bad,it costed me $25 for that player.The player was working great after seeing some dvd movies.When I don't see any movies at the time,I don't unplug the ac power line to keep the player off.The player's ac power plug is on the wall's power socket all the time with the led display "on" with the player in "off" position which is normal. After a few days while the player warm up,all of sudden,a door open up with a tray pop out for no reason! What could this be? Once in awhile it happen again! I may want to take it apart and find out what may cause the tray to pop out. I may want to freeze the right component to stop this problem and change that component!Another way to check it out, I may want use a infrared thermometer to see a temperature change. Did you know that I used a Huntron scope long ago when I worked at some companies? That a useful tool to check for weak components.Ciao!That mean,"goodbye" in a Italian.

  12. Yogesh Panchal

    August 4, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Hi Rudi, Good work keep it up ,some time this type of jobs do not get you good margin but definitely it will revive and sharpen your practical knowlage.

  13. Salim Khan

    August 4, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    How do you clean the laser lens?

  14. Rudi Wijaya

    August 4, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Hy Venu, Gerald, Joshua, Yogesh you are welcome !

    Hy Anthony, Thanks for sharing!

    Hy Salim Khan, I use cotton buds with glass cleaner liquid. I don't know other's method.

  15. Muiddin

    August 5, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    wow! That's a great one. Tnx

  16. Humberto

    August 19, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Hi Sir, good repair, congratulations.

  17. Raymundo Saura

    August 27, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Nice article sir learned new again thanks

  18. Luis Estrada

    September 8, 2014 at 3:35 am

    Nice work! I would also like to know how you clean the lens. Some manufacturers like Sony do not recommend cleaning. Cheers.


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