How to Troubleshoot a Toshiba TV DVD Check Disc Problem

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Toshiba makes a line of space-saving LCD television/DVD combination units for use in any room. The DVD player is built into the edge of the flat-panel TV screen, and the disc slides into the component vertically. If you ever get a "Check Disc" error message on your Toshiba LCD/DVD combo, just follow these steps to troubleshoot the problem so you can get back to watching films.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Toshiba LCD/DVD player
  • Laser lens cleaning product such as Memorex, available at electronics stores.
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Lint-free cloth or lens-cleaning paper available at camera stores

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Clean the problem DVD with a clean, lint-free cloth or lens cleaning paper and a few drops of rubbing alcohol. Apply the alcohol to the cloth or to the lens paper, not to the DVD itself, then rub gently in a circular motion.

  2. 2

    Load a different DVD to determine if the problem is with the disc or the Toshiba DVD player.

  3. 3

    Make sure the problem DVD is set to a region code for your Toshiba LCD/DVD combo. For example, Region 1 is the DVD code for North America. Only DVDs recorded for Region 1 will work on Toshiba players sold in the United States and Canada.

  4. 4

    Unplug the Toshiba for five to 10 minutes to reset the unit.

  5. 5

    Clean the laser lens inside the DVD player using a lens cleaning product such as Memorex. Lens cleaners are available at electronics retailers and most stores that sell DVDs.

Tips and warnings

  • Don't attempt to open the cabinet of your Toshiba LCD/DVD combo. Power transformers inside make it dangerous for an untrained consumer to attempt internal repairs.

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