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I've had this player for quite a few yrs now. Never had any issues until the other day. My daughter likes to leaves dvd's in it and on. I heard a faint rotational noise and it was the Oppo. Turned it off and didn't think much of it. Now today she's having a fit because Baby Einstein won't load. It spins and squeaks for a few mins then "Unknown disc" appears on screen. Tried a few different discs, same result.

My assumption is something inside needs a little cleaning or light machine oil. Any guesses? I know I could replace it with a $100 BD player, but I'd like to get some more miles out of it if possible.
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I've had this player for quite a few yrs now. Never had any issues until the other day. My daughter likes to leaves dvd's in it and on. I heard a faint rotational noise and it was the Oppo. Turned it off and didn't think much of it. Now today she's having a fit because Baby Einstein won't load. It spins and squeaks for a few mins then "Unknown disc" appears on screen. Tried a few different discs, same result.

My assumption is something inside needs a little cleaning or light machine oil. Any guesses? I know I could replace it with a $100 BD player, but I'd like to get some more miles out of it if possible.

I don't know about fixing it yourself, but I've read Oppo will fix their players at a very reasonable flat rate.

Do you strictly use it as a DVD player? If so, I'd be tempted just to replace it.

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I've had this player for quite a few yrs now. Never had any issues until the other day. My daughter likes to leaves dvd's in it and on. I heard a faint rotational noise and it was the Oppo. Turned it off and didn't think much of it. Now today she's having a fit because Baby Einstein won't load. It spins and squeaks for a few mins then "Unknown disc" appears on screen. Tried a few different discs, same result.

My assumption is something inside needs a little cleaning or light machine oil. Any guesses? I know I could replace it with a $100 BD player, but I'd like to get some more miles out of it if possible.

Have you tried unplugging it and leaving it for a few hours? No promises but that has worked for me in the past with this player and the BDP-93 when this sort of thing happens.

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I don't know about fixing it yourself, but I've read Oppo will fix their players at a very reasonable flat rate.

Do you strictly use it as a DVD player? If so, I'd be tempted just to replace it.

Considering it's age and what a new player would cost, it's either I fix it or it gets recycled.
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Have you tried unplugging it and leaving it for a few hours? No promises but that has worked for me in the past with this player and the BDP-93 when this sort of thing happens.

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Going to try that. If that doesn't help, I'm opening her up.
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Considering it's age and what a new player would cost, it's either I fix it or it gets recycled.
Going to try that. If that doesn't help, I'm opening her up.

It certainly won't hurt at this point to open it up and see what you can do. Maybe shoot Oppo an email for tips on what to try?

Any chance you can post pics after you open it up? biggrin.gif

Do you use it's SACD/DVD Audio features? Mine is primarily used for playing SACD/DVD Audio.

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Opened it up and I was amazed at the simplicity. I did send Oppo an email, but I don't expect much in the way of advice. Pretty rare to have a manufacturer suggesting to remove cover and start poking around, but we'll see.

So here's what happens. Power it on and insert a disc. The disc does NOT spin. My best guess is the motor here is the issue. The part in question is straight up from dead center in the second pic, right above the laser. It sometimes gives a little jerk like it wants to spins, then stops and the squeal starts. All parts seem to move freely, I don't see any dried up grease. I'll have to research that motor a bit.
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Opened it up and I was amazed at the simplicity. I did send Oppo an email, but I don't expect much in the way of advice. Pretty rare to have a manufacturer suggesting to remove cover and start poking around, but we'll see.

So here's what happens. Power it on and insert a disc. The disc does NOT spin. My best guess is the motor here is the issue. The part in question is straight up from dead center in the second pic, right above the laser. It sometimes gives a little jerk like it wants to spins, then stops and the squeal starts. All parts seem to move freely, I don't see any dried up grease. I'll have to research that motor a bit.

Thanks for the updates and pics. I wonder how much it would cost to replace the drive? Perhaps Oppo could send you a drive?

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I forgot to answer the use question…it's 99% used as a DVD drive for my 2 3/4 old daughter. She knows how to put discs in, take them out, put them away, etc. She, nor my wife doesn't know about turning it off when not in use. I'm an analog man nowadays so I listen to mostly vinyl at home. While some people are trying to get albums onto to CD, I'm trying to CD onto albums!

I unmounted the motor and sprayed some deoxit down in there. Let it simmer a bit and remounted it. It didn't want to spin when I put a disc in so I helped it along and it spun right up to speed. Let a disc play for a bit. Stop it, open, close, spins right up.

Now back to playing Baby Einstein and Disney discs.
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I forgot to answer the use question…it's 99% used as a DVD drive for my 2 3/4 old daughter. She knows how to put discs in, take them out, put them away, etc. She, nor my wife doesn't know about turning it off when not in use. I'm an analog man nowadays so I listen to mostly vinyl at home. While some people are trying to get albums onto to CD, I'm trying to CD onto albums!

I unmounted the motor and sprayed some deoxit down in there. Let it simmer a bit and remounted it. It didn't want to spin when I put a disc in so I helped it along and it spun right up to speed. Let a disc play for a bit. Stop it, open, close, spins right up.

Now back to playing Baby Einstein and Disney discs.

Sweet!

Sounds like maybe dust or gunk built up in the spindle motor. Glad to hear it was an easy fix. smile.gif

I'll have to remember this should I ever run into the same problem.

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