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Old 04-02-2013, 09:05 AM
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Rear Entertainment - DVD not working

Iíve used the search function looking for an answer. I found one post that asked a similar question but no reply.

I have rear entertainment package with 6 disc DVD magazine and power is to the DVD player as the button will eject the magazine. Six discs are loaded in the magazine and the back video screen has full access as allowed on the front controller.

My problem is the DVD option remains grey on the menu of the rear controller. AM, FM & SAT are available options on the rear controller but I cannot choose DVD. What is wrong?
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:51 AM
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Do you have disks in the DVD mag? Try just one disk in slot 1. Make sure it is for the correct region. If the DVD player doesn't recognize the disk then the "DVD" wont change to white. Also try starting it from the voice commands.
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Make sure you don't have any Disney movies
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:19 AM
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Fold down the screen while the engine is running, then shut car off, wait a few seconds, then start car and raise the screen, it should then allow you to select DVD option. It happens to mine often?
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:58 PM
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Just wondering...I had the same problem too...and yes I got a Disney movie in the DVD changer...so if theirs a Disney movie in it, the rear entertainment won't work?
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:28 AM
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Thanks everyone,
Iíve tried the suggestions above and still cannot get the DVD player to show up on the rear entertainment. It still remains gray.

I googled the problem and found one comment saying wide screen formatted DVDís will not play on the BMW rear entertainment; only standard screen format. I donít yet know if this is the problem. I definitely do not have a Disney movie in the magazine.

Iím searching for an owners/service manual for the E66 model rear entertainment.
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:40 AM
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Try different DVDs, and make sure they are clean. If there is a disk read error then you will not be able to select "DVD" .
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My DVD changer wouldn't eject, would get stuck if I had more than one tray in the magazine, and only recognized the disc 50% of the time. After taking it apart to evaluate and clean it, I finally gave up and replaced it.
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