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Sylvania SDVD9004 Troubleshooting

It was released in 2011 and the model number is SDVD9004.

Unresponsive Display ¶ 

The screen has a weird color or does not show the image.

Dead Pixel ¶ 

Sometimes small black dots appear on the screen from either dropping or manufacturing flaws. They can only be fixed through screen replacement.

Screen Damaged from Presure ¶ 

Pressing into a screen with fingers can leave ghost finger impressions behind. They cannot be fixed beyond screen replacement.

No Sound ¶ 

There is no sound coming from the device.

Volume Turned Down ¶ 

The volume can be turned down accidentally. Turn the dial towards the back of the device to increase the voume.

Mute Button Engaged ¶ 

Sometimes the mute option is accidentally hit or forgotten about. Hit the mute button to unmute DVD player.

Headphones Plugged-in ¶ 

If headphones are plugged in they will override the normal volume functions. Unplug them and normal speaker function will be resumed.

Speakers Broken ¶ 

If volume does not return there may be damage to the speakers and should be replaced.

Disk Will not Read ¶ 

The disk in the DVD player is not working.

Disk is Dirty ¶ 

Discs are read by lasers and their absorbance; fingerprints can absorb lasers and scatter them. Clean the disc with a clean cloth.

Disk is Scratched ¶ 

Scratches damage the plastic of the disk and behave similarly to finger prints. Either repair or replace the disc.

Quiet Drive ¶ 

The CD drive makes a sound when spinning the DVD. If there is no sound then it means it is broken and replacement is necessary.

Device will not Turn On ¶ 

The DVD player is not turning on or is on for a short period of time.

Power Switched On ¶ 

Hands can accidentally flip switches on the side, shutting off the device. Flip the power switch in the on direction.

Battey Life is Poor ¶ 

If the battery is old, then it may have degraded internally. To expand the battery life or to simply charge the device, replace the battery.

Charger is Loose ¶ 

Charger components can come loose. Make sure that all components are completely plugged in.

Buttons do not Work ¶ 

The buttons on the DVD player are not functioning.

Buttons are Dirty ¶ 

Dirt under buttons can cause contact issues or can cause buttons to not fully compress. Clean the buttons thoroughly.

Buttons are Jammed ¶ 

Jammed buttons will not register. The keys need to be unjammed by cleaning or replaced.

Drive will not Open ¶ 

The DVD player will not open to place a DVD inside.

CD Placement ¶ 

If a CD is not correctly inserted it can jam the inside of the drive lid. Press the open button and make sure the CD is inserted correctly.

Open Button Jammed ¶ 

If the open button is jammed then the lid will fall open, close the lid with tape until it can be fixed by cleaning or replacing the button.

Faulty Spring ¶ 

If the screen no longer holds tension lid will lock in place. Use a prying device to open the lid after pressing the open button. The spring will need to be replaced.


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