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Old 2nd Sep 2015, 9:04 pm   #1
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Default In car DVD Player repair.

My father in law has just purchased a second hand car. Sadly this evening we found that the in car DVD player works and switches on but will not read any discs. It comes up with a disc error message. Basically it's a 12 volt portable DVD player that bolts to the roof of the rear of the vehicle. Hoping anyone on here could offer a repair service for this? Will gladly post and cover shipping and repair costs. I have the tech specs in owners manual for it. If anyone can help plz PM me.

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Old 11th Sep 2015, 7:11 am   #2
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If anybody could recommend where I could get this repaired in the Birmingham or Worcestershire area? Or recommend someone on here too? Would really like to get this sorted out for my father in law. Many thanks.
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Old 11th Sep 2015, 10:53 pm   #3
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Hi Dave. It would probably be more cost-effective to fit a replacement unit!
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Default Re: In car DVD Player repair.

The problem will almost certainly be the laser and these may be difficult to obtain. As Phil says, its cheaper to buy a new unit.
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But try cleaning the lens first.
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Old 12th Sep 2015, 3:50 pm   #6
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Default Re: In car DVD Player repair.

We had already discussed a replacement unit. However this is bolted onto the roof lining of the vehicle which had been cut to accommodate the brackets etc. It would be difficult to find a similar unit to fit the existing imprint and hole in the headlining of the car. My father in law would also only like the accessories fitted to the car that are original to Hyundai. So a replacement kit is hundreds of pounds. I've never had much success with the optic cleaning kits so I kind of dismissed it, you think it's worth a try? I've experienced cracked lenses on the Toyota kits we fit at work. Do you think I have the skills to change this myself? I really wouldn't have a clue on even where to get new parts or how to repair this. It's a long way from a valve radio! Many thanks for your replies.
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Old 12th Sep 2015, 6:49 pm   #7
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Default Re: In car DVD Player repair.

Try rubbing the laser lens with a cotton bud. The car may have been used by smokers.

Changing a modern optical block isn't a difficult job generally speaking.
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Old 13th Sep 2015, 11:59 am   #8
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Hi Dave,

as advised above, go for the simple method first and try cleaning it.
CD and DVD Cleaning Kits can be found at cheapo stores such as The 99p Shop.

The kit needs be one that includes cleaning fluid, which is generally IPA.

Another thought is sometimes copies and region code can give rise to read failure.
Did the car come with any dvds that presumably worked and can be used for testing?

Good Luck - Mike
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If it's a genuine Hyundai accessory, it might be worth keeping an eye on auction sites and online breakers for a second hand one if cleaning the lens doesn't help.
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Old 15th Sep 2015, 9:36 am   #10
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Hi Dave,

it might help if you advised the make and model number of the dvd player.
This could contribute to finding the best place for repair, if eventually required.

It might be an original accessory, or could be a unit professionally installed.

Regards - Mike
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Old 19th Sep 2015, 7:21 am   #11
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Default Re: In car DVD Player repair.

Thanks for all the replies. Currently my father in law is away on holiday in it for 4 weeks. I have purchased a cleaning kit ready for his return. If this is unsuccessful I shall post the make and model number up here as a request for further help. Thanks again all for your valued input.
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Old 20th Sep 2015, 11:03 am   #12
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Hi Dave, if you do have to return, please can you post some photos showing the unit and its installation.

Purely out of interest, they would be nice to view.

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