DVD Player Screw-up


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Old 01-19-05, 01:30 PM
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Question DVD Player Screw-up

I have a DVD player that is only about 1 1/2 years old. It is a medium-priced one (more than $200 but less than $500). Can't remember the make and model right now as I am at work, but can get it if needed. About 1 in three movies that I rent, it has problems (the movie will get stuck, and/or the digital blocks will get all screwed up on the screen, and/or it will skip parts). I figured it was due to the moview being rentals (which mean multiple viewings), but some of my own DVD movies also have this same problem. Last night, I went to play a CD, and it also started to skip. I tried the same CD in my son's Mickey Mouse portable CD player, and it worked perfectly, so it wasn't the CD. I have one of those DVD cleaner discs that you put in and run for a while, but it doesnt appear to fix the problem. I am wondering if there is something else that I could/should do to fix the problem, before I relent and take it to a repair shop. I have not taken it apart yet, as I have never doen that before and didnt want to screw something up if the experts tell me that I should not do that.

Please advise if anyone else has had similar problems with their DVD players, and if there is something that I could/should do to hopefully fix it on my own.
 
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Old 01-19-05, 05:31 PM
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I had the same problem with a Sony DVD. Do you have anything on top of it? Like a vcr or anything, because if you do try and move it because the dvd needs to breath,because excessive heat can warp the lens and various other parts. I know with mine it only got worst and when I took it apart I found that the lens was warped and it really wasnt worth fixing
 
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Old 01-20-05, 05:55 AM
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I don't have anything sitting on it, or even really near it. It and my entire surround sound system are in a TV stand in the corner of the room. If it needs more room than what the stand offer, theni'm probably hooped. I guess I will take it apart and see what I can see.
 
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Old 01-21-05, 11:51 AM
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Does your dvd cleaner disc have the little brushes? Try running it on a loop for 12 hours straight. I saved a dvd player that way.
 
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Old 01-21-05, 11:53 AM
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My cleaner does have little brushes. I will run it overnight (if that is possible) and see what is what.
 
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Old 01-21-05, 12:04 PM
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If that doesn't work I'd get a profssional cleaning. If your player does not support Progressive scan (and you have an HDTV) I'd just get a different one.
 
 

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