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roger bell on August 12, 2005
Koss DVD player - won't eject disc.

I have a Koss KD260-2 DVD player. In the last 48 hours it has decided to show me the message "dealer lock on" and will not eject the disc which remains in the player. Disc is "Constantine" from Blockbuster and continues to play OK.
This first happened last night and I found the answer on the net - press DVD stop button whilst holding the remote control Power button. This worked OK last night but alas no more.
Are Koss machines just "junk" as most reviews suggest?
Any other suggestions?
Thanks in anticipation.
Alain Tang Choon on October 5, 2005
RE: Koss DVD player - won't eject disc.

i feel your pain the smae thing happened to me
thanks for the power button trick ill try it

anyways mine has been that way for like a year and i doubt your going to like my solution

first turn off the dvd player
take out all the screw to remove the case then you will see where the disc is hel in the caseing in the middle with a silver cover saying caution lazer radiation etc pressthe clips and lift off the metal then change the dvd and put back the cover and there you go

its really annoying
but not as bad as the no disc error i keep getting :(

good luck
hope i helped
Steve Mowry on October 15, 2005
RE: Koss DVD player - won't power on

I have a Koss KS2503. When I hit the power botton to turn on thr DVD player, there is a quick message that shows in the viewer. It's "msg 04". As soon as this shows, the DVD player turns off. Does anyone know what this is?
Steve Mowry on October 15, 2005
RE: Koss DVD player - won't eject disc.

I think this will help you with the issue your having.

My player won't eject the disc and displays "Dealer Lock On". Otherwise it plays fine.

The dealer lock feature was intended to prevent theft of discs when on display at the retail location. To shut it off, you press and hold the "stop" button on the front panel of the player. While holding that, simultaneously press the "power" button on the remote control. You can release both buttons now. A message will say "dealer lock off" and now you can eject the disc.
Steve on October 18, 2005
RE: Koss DVD player - won't eject disc.

When I tried the "stop" button on the front and held the "power" button on the remote, nothing happened. I had to have the player on and then I pushed the eject button to get the "dealer lock on" message. Then I pushed the front "stop" button and the "power" button on the remote and got the "dealer lock off" message. It has worked fine ever since!!!
Thanks for the help
Steve
Jeffery funk on November 12, 2005
RE: Koss DVD player - won't eject disc.

hey u guys i got the same problem i got a KS 2503 and this thing is driving me krazy when i power up i get a message sayin MSG 01 and then it says goodbye and i got a disc in it so how do you get it out again??
carly on December 4, 2005
RE: Koss DVD player - won't eject disc.

My dvd player is messing up randomly all the time- sometimes it won't play the dvd, or the eject button won't work, or other buttons don't seem to work except the power button. But then other times, when certain problems are gone, anothers show up. Is it possible that this is happening because of the power going out a few days ago? I don't know how to fix this, please help.
kiamonster on December 26, 2005
RE: Koss DVD player - won't eject disc.

My dads did the same thing as roger bell's and my dad being a repair man told me the power supply board is fried. So me being the internet junky I am he sent me looking for one on the net. Low and behold the only way to fix this problem is to A)Send it back to them, they will charge $120 and they will send you a new one. B)Like me try to find a replacement board. or C)Just give up and never in your entire life buy another koss so long as you live.
JEFFERY FUNK on December 29, 2005
RE: Koss DVD player - won't eject disc.2

hey guys the powerboard was not the problem ok u know what it was? i had too much weight on top of the unit so it would not open up and eject a disc like duh sorry lol..
Stacey on January 7, 2006
RE: Koss DVD player - won't eject disc.

My Oritron model DVD720 won't open either. Any suggestions guys?
Shirley on January 19, 2006
RE: Koss DVD player - no visual.

I only received sound but no picture. I have recheck all the cable.

Any suggesions
Riley on February 15, 2006
RE: Koss DVD KS2503

My son has a KS2503 and it wouldn't power up, he took the fuse out to replace and lost the fuse, does anyone know what type this fuse is???
Colette on February 27, 2006
RE: Koss DVD player - won't eject disc.

Thanks to Steve Mowry Guest
10/15/2005
19:12:39
(Third message from top of page.)

I followed his directions exactly and the "Dealer Lock On" message finally went out as well as the little lock icon. Hoping it lasts more than a day.
Jay K on February 27, 2006
RE: Koss DVD player - won't eject disc.

I had the same "MSG 4" issue, i guess it was cuz i also had quite a bit of weight on top of the unit, but i useda just give it a few good whacks and it would open. However just the other day my wonderful ks2503 started freaking out. I have my computer hooked up to my AV 2 and for some reason it turns on, plays my music at the normal level, then gets reeeeally loud for a second, then i hear a buzzing through all the speakers and the screen just goes black.

I have had nothing but problems with this unit since i got it. I will never get another Koss anything, but its what i have.. Any help would be appreciated.
Vicki A on March 4, 2006
RE: Koss DVD player - won't eject disc.

Thanks to Steve Mowry, I now have been able to eject the disc. Alleluia!

Time to watch another movie!
Kurt on March 8, 2006
RE: Koss DVD player - won't eject disc.

can not power on a kd260-2

Power light is on but nothing else will come on.
Anybody had a propblem with the power on/off switch?

Thanks
Ryan on April 18, 2006
RE: Koss DVD player - No Disc Error

My Koss KS4101 displays a NO DISC error after I put in any type of disc. It will not play at all. Any suggestions?

I can still take out the CD/DVD just fine. A CD started to skip today and now nothing will play, just the NO DISC error message.
Maggs on April 20, 2006
RE: Koss DVD player - won't power up

The fuse has the following: F4L250V The man at Radio Shack believed it was a 4 amp 250 V slow blowing fuse. I've blown 3 so far.
JOHN on May 3, 2006
RE: Koss DVD player - won't power on.

I HAVE A KOSS KS2503 AND JUST RECENTLY WHEN I TURN IT ON ITS READS MSG 04 AND THEN SHUTS OFF. I DONT KNOW WHAT THE PROBLEM. CAN SOMEONE HELP ME OUT?

ILL KEEP TURNING IT ON AND BOUT THE 4TH OR 5TH TIME ITLL WORK WITH NO PROBLEMS THEN WHEN IM DONE WITH IT I TURN IT OFF, THE NEXT DAY ITS THE SAME PROBLEM.

IM THINKING BOUT GETTING A NEW SYSTEM, CAN SOMEONE HELP ME BEFORE I DO?

JOHN
TAKER182004@YAHOO.COM
JAMES on May 4, 2006
RE: Koss DVD player - won't eject disc.

GETTING MESSAGE 01 LAZER WILL NOT MOVE AND TABLE WILL NOT TURN HELP
John on May 5, 2006
RE: Koss DVD player - won't eject disc.

ks2503 getting "msg 04" tried the stop - power button remote,no result,please help
lostcan on May 23, 2006
RE: Koss DVD player - won't eject disc.

THANKS FOR THAT 123 STEP HOW TO TAKE OUT THE DEALER LOCK ON .... WORKED FOR ME JUST HOLD FOR 5 SECOND THE STOP BUTTON.. AND THEN WHILE YOU ARE HOLDING POWER OFF THE DVD WITH THE REMOTE.
Tischell on June 10, 2006
RE: Koss DVD player - won't eject disc.

Thank you very much. Holding the stop button on the dvd player and then pressing the power button on the remote really worked.You saved my day thanks
Kelly on June 13, 2006
This Koss stuff is crap

So this Message 4 crap keeps coming up and then saying goodbye. I am soo sick of hitting it, whacking it, and trying to take supposedly heavy stuff off it to make this piece of crap work. Hello, it is the 2000's why did I even buy this? Anyway, I am a poor college student so of course I cannot afford to buy a new one....can anyoone help this problem or am I going to have to pay up and not make rent to watch movies?.......PLEASE HELP ME!!!!:) I beg of thee!QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ
Allen on June 14, 2006
RE: Koss DVD player - msg04

My koss will not play dvds if i hit dvd it will say msg 04 then turn off!! Also my system quite playing audio the other day and i can't get it to work. I downloaded the update but can not put it on becuase the dvd disc player want work!! Please can anyone help me?
agc 4 life on June 23, 2006
RE: Koss DVD player - won't eject disc.

I have a Koss KS2503 as well. My fuse blew last night and I need to find the number of amps. The fuse shows F4AL/250V. What does the F4AL stand for?

Again I need to find the number of amps this system has.

Thanks
sonja on June 24, 2006
RE: Koss DVD player - won't eject disc.

I have a KD260-2 dvd player and last night my dvd would not eject, only would say dealer lock on. Then tried the stop and power button simutaniously. Voila it worked. Thank you for the tip. Wish I could find you guys last night. Got stuck watching Land Before Time instead of Sex In The City.

Thanks Again
Scot on June 25, 2006
RE: Koss DVD player - No picture

I have a Koss KS2503 and have watched a total of 3 DVD's on it. I can not get a picture on it no matter how it is set up. I have taken it in and no one will work on it. It was nice when it worked but it just doesn't work often. Any ideas? Cords have been checked on other units so they are fine.
jackie on July 1, 2006
RE: Koss DVD player - won't eject disc.

my koss dvd player won't eject even though i pressed the power button on the remote while pressing the stop button on the unit. A message appears 'dealer lock on' over and over again. what am I doing wrong.

Jackie
Gabriel on July 4, 2006
RE: Koss DVD player - MSG04

We keep getting the MSG04 display and can't seem to figure out what is wrong. I saw several references above but no clear solutions. Does anyone know how to work through this problem so we can use the player again - or is this a "throw it away and get another unit" issue?

Thanks
STEVE on July 7, 2006
RE: Koss DVD player - won't eject disc.

MSG01 I TRIED THE FOLLOWING STEPS. 1. ELECTRICAL RESET, UNPLUG FOR ABOUT 2 MIN. 2. POWER UP, HOLD STOP AND POWER OFF BUTTON FROM REMOTE IN THAT ORDER. STILL NO LUCK. I DID BREAK THE CASING (IT IS WELL OUT OF WARRANTY, SO NO FACTOR THERE.) STILL NO LUCK ON GETING IT TO WORK AGAIN BUT AT LEAST I DID GET MY "BEHIND ENEMY LINES" DVD OUT. I AM THINKING IT IS TOAST, BUT ANY MIRACLES WOULD BE APPRECIATED. I KNOW WITH TODAYS SYSTEMS IT IS USUALLY MORE TO FIX THAN REPLACE AND WHEN YOU REPLACE YOU HOPEFULLY GET UPDATED TECHNOLOGY. ANY LAST THOUGHTS FOR REPAIR OR LAST WORDS INT MEMORY OF THE KOSS 2503 1 3/4 YEARS OLD.
Christine on July 12, 2006
RE: Koss DVD player - picture but no sound

I have a problem with my koss dvd. When it plays a dvd I get a picture but no sound and the close captuning is on. I don't know how to fix it? There was nothing in the manual about that. Any suggestions?
winky on July 16, 2006
RE: Koss DVD player - msg 04

its the turn table ..take the top off...when the turn table spins at power up hold it down lightly..but still let it spin...also you can loosen or tighten the screw atthe top of the turn table..it worked for me , hope it works for you....
cryophil on July 16, 2006
RE: Koss DVD player - won't eject disc.

I had this MSG 04 problem. Opened the KOSS KS2503 player up. Messed around. Figured out that the 5-disc tray was hanging up a little during the initialization.

The issue is that the tray screws into and rotates around a stand-up beam. On the underside of the tray are gear teeth which are spun by a gear on the main unit underneath. The real culprit is the stand-up beam in the very middle. It is too long.

The fix is to first try just tightening the middle black screw holding the tray onto the stand-up beam. If this tightens and MSG 04 goes away, you're done. If it does not tighten at all or much at all, then remove the screw (actually a bolt) and using a razor or sharp blade, scrape the top 1/4 millimeter off the stand-up beam. Apply some grease around the beam and on top.

Note, you may have to remove the tray to do all this. If so, that is the most tricky part. Carefully lift on the tray on the front side as you rotate it. Try to free a disc circle edge over the top of the front DVD cover and free the tray. To re-set the tray, put it on the stand up beam with the front side of the tray slanted up and slowly rotate while setting it in and down.

After re-seating the tray, screw the bolt down but do not tighten all the way. Tighten it enough to allow rotation and enough to rid the msg 04 problem.

I shaved my stand-up beam and have never seen a MSG 04 since.
Jill on July 22, 2006
Koss DVD player - won't read disc

My 1-month-old dvd player has been working fine until today. It suddenly says no disc when I have a disc in- any disc. Any idea why it won't read any discs?
STEVE on July 24, 2006
RE: Koss DVD player - won't eject disc.

Message:
Jill:

I know it may seem obvious and insulting to your integillence, but have you tried to reset? Unplug, cleaned disk, tried a new disk etc.. If that doesnt work keep the owners manual handy it might give you some troubleshooting tips.

In other news: A memorial service was held today for my KOSS KS2503. After repeated resets, troubleshooting it was not able to be recovered. The new leader of the home entertainment center is a YAMAHA 5930 XM ready receiver. The YAmaha 5930 is assisted in this task by a Toshiba SD-4980SU HDMI, PROGRESSIVE SCAN UPCONVERT/DOLBY/DIVX/CD /DVD PLAYER. Future enhancements call for a VIZIO 42" plasma HD widescreen TV with PCI INPUTS and 480I/480P/720P/1080I inputs. Anyone on this forum heard of VISIO or its products? They are available at COSTCO, and according to the sales rep are a SONY off brand. Anyone know any more?
R M on July 29, 2006
RE: Koss DVD player - won't eject disc.

Thanks to cyrophil, my msg04 problem is fixed.

I didnt have to shave off the top of the beam.
Hints to others:
The screw to remove the lid of the unit are in the back (similar to a tower computer case) and 2 on each side.

Robert
Linda on August 22, 2006
RE: Koss DVD player -won't power up

I have a KS2503 5-disc DVD and it suddenly stopped working the other day. It won't power up for some reason. The red STANDBY light on the front comes on so I know there is power to the unit, but it won't come on and none of the buttons respond. If you press a button, the red standby light goes off, but that is it. It comes back on in a few seconds but I can't open it or get it to play. Any ideas or suggestions? Could it be the fuse that others have mentioned? Any help is appreciated.

Thanks!
Linda
KM on August 25, 2006
RE: Koss DVD player - won't eject disc.

Solved the message 04 problem thanks to the posting above. Thanks a lot!
Bob Anderson on August 31, 2006
RE: Koss DVD player - MSG 04 problem

Thanks to cryophil's posting I was able to solve the MSG 4 problem. Thanks alot.
Rich on September 10, 2006
KOSS DVD player Message 7

When I turned on my Koss DVD player, Message 7 appears and the machine turns off. Does anyone know how to fix this, or what it means.?
thanks
Ben on September 24, 2006
RE: Koss DVD player -Does not display picture

I was checking the settings and came across the progressive scan selection. It said if selected it may distort picture. I clicked yes and the picture was immediately gone yet their was still sound. I have tried all buttons on the remote and I still can not get a picture. Please help!
Shane on October 4, 2006
RE: Koss DVD player - black and white screen

I have a koss kd260 player and I set it to play all regions and when I go and play the DVD from another region, my screen is black and white. How do I get the color back?
joe on October 10, 2006
RE: Koss DVD player - won't eject disc.

yous stupid button trick didn't work!
GG on November 18, 2006
RE: Koss DVD player - won't eject disc.

Linda, I have a KS3112-2, and I'm having the same problem as you. Mine is almost 2 years old though, so I guess I shouldn't complain. I did open it, and tested my fuse, but the fuse seems ok...no clue what it is then. If anyone figures this one out, I'd love to know!
Todd on January 14, 2007
RE: Koss DVD player - won't eject disc.

Linda, I have a Koss KD260-2 and have a similar problem. It powers on, then displays message "test sel" and powers itself off. It does not get past this test. Anyone have any ideas?
Robert on February 3, 2007
RE: Koss DVD player - won't eject disc.

Thank You, Thank You, I ran into this problem and my manuel was useless. God bless people like you who use the internet.
Thom on February 10, 2007
RE: Koss DVD player - won't eject disc.

just cut out tonight with rented movies in it
Any ways I put the movies in push the button that closes the tray. Then the picture cuts out along with the sound and now all it does is say reading thats it. Plus I can no longer open the tray ARGHH!! Tried resting it unplugging it. just sits there changed over to av1 and 2 then back to dvd. At this point it just says dvd ans won't do any thing else. This sucks Any body know anything about this.
Please help
Mr. Thom
vanessa on February 16, 2007
RE: Koss DVD player - won't eject disc.

my two rear speakers always show red, so there's no surround sound i've tried every setting, and still nothing. any idea's. please help!
Esther on March 18, 2007
RE: Koss DVD player - No picture


Message:
I have a Koss KS2503 and I can not get a picture on it no matter how it is set up. I have taken it in and no one will work on it. It was nice when it worked but it just doesn't work often. Any ideas? Cords have been checked on other units so they are fine.
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