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Sony DVP-SR200P CD/DVD Player Troubleshooting

Max holds a B.S. in mass communications from SIU, an M.A. in communications from U of I, and is pursuing an MBA from Webster University.


The Sony DVP-SR200P CD/DVD player supports playback for standard DVD, CD, Video CD, DVD+RW, DVD-R DL, DVD-R, CD-RW, SVCD CD-R and various other disc types. The Sony CD/DVD player also supports MP3 and JPEG playback, and lets users enable progressive scanning. The majority of the common problems you can experience with the player can often be resolved through troubleshooting.

Sony DVP-SR200P CD/DVD Player

Sony DVP-SR200P CD/DVD Player

Picture Problems

Various problems could result in the Sony DVP-SR200P CD/DVD player displaying no picture or a distorted picture. First, make sure the video cables are securely connected to the video output jacks on the back of the Sony DVP-SR200P CD/DVD player and the the video input jacks on an external device. Second, check the video cables for damage, such as cuts and wearing down of the cable protector. Third, make sure you have the appropriate input selected on the external device. Fourth, remove the disc from the Sony DVP-SR200P CD/DVD player and check it for damage, such as scratches or cracks, and dirt or debris that is stuck to the disc. You can't do anything if the disc is damaged, but if the disc is dirty, clean it using a soft cloth. Finally, disable progressive scanning on the Sony CD/DVD player.

Audio Problems

First, make sure the audio cable is firmly connected; loose cable connections can result in the audio feed not making it to the TV or connected external speaker system. Second, check the audio cables for cuts and signs of wear. Third, ensure the audio cables are connected to audio output jacks on the Sony DVP-SR200P CD/DVD player and audio input jacks on the external device. Fourth, ensure the external device is set to the input that corresponds with where the audio cables are connected to it. Fifth, you won't hear any audio while the Sony DVP-SR200P CD/DVD player is in Slow-motion Play mode or while the player is fast forwarding or rewinding; this is normal operation. Finally, ensure that the disc you are watching or listening to has an audio feed.

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MP3's Won't Play

While the Sony DVP-SR200P CD/DVD player supports MP3 playback, it does not support the playback of MP3PRO files. Also, you won't be able to hear an MP3 file if the Sony CD/DVD player is set to Image mode.

JPEG Doesn't Appear

The Sony DVP-SR200P CD/DVD player can't display images larger than 3,02 by 2048 while the player is in Normal mode or 3.3 million pixels while the player while progressive scanning is enabled. Also, make sure the Sony DVP-SR200P CD/DVD player is in JPEG mode.

Disc Tray Locked and "Lch" Appears on the Display

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The Sony DVP-SR200P CD/DVD player's Child Lock functionality has been enabled. You can unlock the CD/DVD player's disc tray by pressing the "Return," "Enter" and "Power" buttons at the same time.

Player Not Functioning Properly

If the Sony DVP-SR200P CD/DVD player starts operating erratically, such as turning itself off and on and adjusting its own volume, unplug the power cable and leave the player alone for at least 30 seconds. This allows the player to perform a soft reset, which can resolve minor hiccups in the Sony DVP-SR200P CD/DVD player's system. Reconnect the cable and turn the player on. If the issue is not resolved, you may need contact Sony or a professional repair person.


Unkown on March 30, 2016:

How do I use Bluetooth on the DVD player

vrijesh kashyap on December 09, 2011:

thanks for suggestion,

now i have submitted it to sony service centre.

Max Dalton (author) from Greater St. Louis, Missouri on December 04, 2011:

Hi Vrijesh,

If the player is locked and it's not because the parental controls are enabled, you may need to send the device back to the manufacturer, as there are any number of internal problems that could be causing it to lock up. I know that's a vague answer, but that's your best bet. If you try to take it apart to troubleshoot it, you risk damaging it further.


vrijesh kashyap on December 04, 2011:

my sony dvp-sr200 is not opening its disc tray. It shows lock when pressing open button. It tried with power+open+stop button , also return+enter+power button. But of no use.

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