NO READ and 4 loudish sounds when disk inserted
I see this forum and hope it still finds someone using my old DMR-EZ28. I just Thurs had a recording work fine. Then on Fri the player gave NO READ to any disk put in, tried several disks, known good, same results. I have another identical EZ28 and the disks all worked in that one.
So I manually cleaned the lens and the rubber ring (I opened the unit and DVD cover); there was a little dirt but nothing seemingly significant, and no real dust-bunnies, etc. around the mechanical works. But the result was the same when put back together and tried again.
I read some of the posts about sounds the machine makes, but could not figure that out. I hear 4 loudish, mechanical sounds when disk is inserted (louder than the working EZ28, which almost upon disk door closing gives a soft electronic sound and starts reading. I could tell the disk was getting moved up and "grabbed". I don't know what sequence of actions it goes through, but I "cheated death" by trying it with the cover off so I could see, and the noises seemed to come with twitches of the lens movement mechanism.
So maybe that is part that is not moving up to read?
I hoped some enterprising person here might have seen such before and might advise.