Originally Posted by rezalon
my denon 2910 has just all of a sudden stopped working. basically, i put in a dvd (or music cd) and it seems like it can't read the disk. not sure if its the electronics (circuit) or something hitting up against the lens. the first problem i noticed was that it would start looping on a dvd - ie, would play about 1-2 minutes and then restart at the point of origin. a couple of weeks later it stopped reading dvd's and then finally music cd's. sad thing is my old denon 1910 still works fine. any suggestions? not sure if i want to spend the money to take it to denon to get it fixed being that it is out of warranty. ps3 in the works for blue ray playback but likely not near the quality of denon
I've had some similar problems with my player. Every once in a while the player would stop reading all, or some combination of CD's/SACD/DVDA/DVD's, and display 00:00:00. The 2910, at least mine, seem to be a noisy machines up close, and this time I wasn't hearing the disk spin up like it would when working properly.
So I opened the case and tried loading a DVD again. I could see the top of the spindle struggle to turn. I went ahead and manually helped the spindle turn, and that seemed to help it get going again, and stay that way for a while. In the last year, I've probably had to do this 2-3 times. I'm thinking either the motor that spins the disk may be slowly failing, or the player is sticking someplace and needs a dab of lubricant. I'm not sure which lubricant to use, but so far I have narrow it down to:
PTFE 3n1 oil (2nd pick)
lithium grease (first pick)
I'm still researching to find out which type will work best and will let you know what I find.
Hope this helped.