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No Disc In Singer DVD Player Repaired

By on March 7, 2017
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The customer complaint that his Singer DVD Player can’t read disc-see the above photo. As usual, one has to remove the cover in order to troubleshoot the fault.

Once the cover was removed I could see dust and debris on the tray and the lens-see the photo below:


I then cleaned the lens with the help of a solution and cotton butt. I powered on the DVD player and inserted a disc and the problem still not resolved yet.

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Next I had to check the pick up motor cap as I suspected it could have loosen or detached. After careful checking I found that the motor cap was loosen and I had to use a super glue to do the job. You cannot simply just put in the glue because it needs find adjustment for correct position to lens. It takes some experiences to properly get the job done.

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Once done, I inserted a DVD disc and it worked like a charm- see the photos below.  There was no longer ‘No Disc’ appeared. If you wish to learn how to repair DVD player you can check out Humphrey’s ebook HERE.

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This article was prepared for you by Suranga Bandara who owns an Electronics repair shop in Anuradapura, Sri Lanka.

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  1. Charlie Duncan

    March 7, 2017 at 8:56 am

    Good job on placing the cap.
    Enjoyed the write up.

  2. zaheedi farjan

    March 7, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    Thats great i learn something more about motor cap thanks a lot plse i have a question l got a sony bravia kdl 46w5710 lcd tv when power on it plays well for 5mins then i got vertical lines on screen plse advise
    Best regards
    Zaheedi farjan

    • Mohammed Imraz Ali

      March 8, 2017 at 9:52 am

      Dear Zaheedi Farjan
      Good Day
      About your Sony Bravia, You should check the power supply for stable voltages or the power control board on which the main LCD ribbon cable and inverter board control cables fits, The small spider chip must be damaged and overheating, You can try by changing that power board or just the chip.
      Hope this solves your problem

  3. Parasuraman S

    March 7, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    Good job! Using supergule at that spot is a very tricky job and only well experienced (or shall I say in spoiling several in the process!) people can handle this!

  4. Albert van Bemmelen

    March 7, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    A Funtastix repair Suranga! I will check on your advice to look at
    Humphrey's E-book because my repair skills on repairing DVD Players
    probably can use an upgrade since this repair was very new to me.

    • Albert van Bemmelen

      March 7, 2017 at 3:55 pm

      I just bought and read Humphrey's interesting e-book on DVD players repair, but one question came to mind. How exactly can we adjust the Platter's Spindle motor height? I take it that it is just a matter of shifting the platter mechanical up or down on the motor axe? Or can it only be solved by exchanging the platter top from another spindle motor?

      • Humphrey Kimathi

        March 8, 2017 at 5:46 pm

        Hi Albert.
        You can use the previous spindle motor to estimate the height-Placing a small precision screw driver between the platter and the motor can give a rough estimate of the height.

        It is also possible to remove the platter only and replace with the new spindle motor, this is very true while replacing home theater spindle motor but you should be careful not to bend the platter.
        Thanks for buying my eBook Albert
        All the best
        Regards Humphrey

        • Albert van Bemmelen

          March 9, 2017 at 1:49 am

          Thanks for your reply Humphrey. I understand that the height is important. I have a digital Caliper/slide calliper to measure it exactly but I still wonder how the platter can be adjusted/is mounted on the spindle motor axe?
          And I noticed that a defect Bluray player has a special 4 pole Spindle motor which apparently differs from a CD/DVD player.
          It is the mechanical construction I am unfamiliar with. I also noticed in a Philips DVD player/recorder that the spindle motor axe with platter itself also can move up a bit without leaving its metal construction. But that also can be a defect why the plateau eject fails so often? Also because the top magnet is very strong and it simply refuses to disconnect mechanically from the spindle motor with the platter inbetween. Hence why the plateau can't be opened.

      • Robert Calk

        March 16, 2017 at 7:02 pm

        I bought that book from Humphrey and also his book on CRT TV's. I will probably never work on a CRT except for maybe my scope, but I wanted it for my library. And also to help out our friend.
        Thanks Humphrey,


  5. Luciano Khware

    March 7, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Good job, precise and well summarized write up! What kind of solution did you use to clean the lens?

  6. Humberto

    March 13, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    Great repair Suranga. Congrats.


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