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I have a Sylvania Portable DVD player (SDVD1030) and I

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I have a Sylvania Portable DVD player (SDVD1030) and I can't read DVDs anymore. I was going to look into this.
Would there be any sort of repair manual available for this sort of thing?Right now, if put the DVD in, it makes a da-da sound, followed by a da-da sound, and then, stops, and says "can't read".
It sounds as if it is not spinning at all.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Recorders and Players
Expert:  electronicsguy replied 1 year ago.

Hi welcome to just answer

How long have you owned the system. When was the last time it worked?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I've had it for years..... maybe 3-4 years?? The last time it worked was maybe 6 months ago.
Expert:  electronicsguy replied 1 year ago.

Have you tried lens cleaner?

Lens cleaner will clean the system laser and can be fist trial here.

You can find laser cleaner at your local Walmart or radio shack

I will suggest going this route first,

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
okay, thank you. I will look into getting lens cleaner, and try that as a first step.
Expert:  electronicsguy replied 1 year ago.

Yes, please let me know the result

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I blew air on the lens. I then applied this lens cleaning fluid with a swab. Then, I blew air on it again.
I still see the problem (disc not read).
Expert:  electronicsguy replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for the update. Based on your explanation, the system has a laser failure. It is not easy to perform the test as you will need a power meter to read the lens power.

I am not sure if you would like to get the system diagnosed on one of your local electronics repair shop as I am limited here online.

At this point, I would probably evaluate repair and replacement costs.