Samsung DVD-P230 Troubleshooting
DVD Player Will Not Turn On
DVD player will not turn on.
DVD Player Not Plugged In
Check to make sure your DVD player is plugged into a working outlet. Sometimes outlets can blow fuses or be linked to a switch that is turned off, so check to make sure the outlet is properly supplying power.
If the power button is not depressing, it may need to be replaced. If the key in question is the power button on the DVD player, try using the remote control to turn on the DVD player. If the remote power button is stuck, try the power button on the DVD player. If one of the buttons works while the other doesn’t you most likely have a problem with the broken button.
If the DVD player is plugged in and the power button depresses but the DVD player will not turn on, the plug may need to be replaced.
The DVD Player Will Not Read The DVD
When the DVD player is on and a disc is inserted, the DVD player does not recognize a readable disc.
Bad DVD Disc
The problem may not be the DVD player. Try using a different disc. If after several attempts to get the DVD player to read different disks and you still cannot get it to work then there is a different issue.
Dirty Laser Lens
The problem with your DVD player might be that dust has accumulated inside the player and is covering the laser that reads the DVD discs. If you have a relatively new DVD player this is less likely to be the issue. However, it is worth checking by opening up to the inside of the device and cleaning the lens.
The DVD player may not be able to be read the the disk if the laser that scans it is broken. If this is the case then the laser will need to be replaced.
Tray Will Not Open or Close
When prompted the DVD player cannot open or close the tray.
DVD Player is Off
First, make sure the DVD player is plugged in and on.
If the open button on the device will not depress, you may have a broken button. Try using the remote to open the tray by pressing the “Open” button.
Something is Blocking The Tray
When prompted to open, the DVD player makes a whinny noise and tries to open the tray, but will not. This could mean something is blocking the tray from opening. Check to make sure there is nothing placed in front of the DVD player that could block the tray from opening. You might also need to open up the device and see if the blockage is internal.
Tray Motor is Broken
If the machine is told to open the tray and still nothing happens, the tray motor could be broken. Check here to see how to replace the motor.
There is no Video Showing up on My Television
When the DVD player is on and the disc inside is running my television does not show a picture.
Check to Make Sure Your TV is on The Right Input
The AVI cables need to be plugged into the correct jacks which corresponds to a TV input. Turn your DVD player on and cycle through the different inputs on your TV until you find the input that displays your DVD player menu.
Try Using Different AVI Cables
The problem might not be with the DVD player but rather with the AVI cables. Try using different AVI cables that are compatible with the DVD player before taking apart the device. The AVI cables also utilize the audio aspect of the DVD player, so if there is sound playing but no video, then the video portion of the AVI cable needs to be replaced.
Broken Output Jacks
If different AVI cables have been used and there are still no results then there may be a problem with the output jacks on the DVD player. If this is the case, then the output jacks need to be replaced.
Unresponsive LCD Screen
“The LCD screen on the DVD player is blank and shows no information when the DVD player is on.”
Replace LCD Screen
If the DVD player is on, but the LCD screen is blank, it needs to be replaced.