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DVD player problem

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by tripwire45, Jun 10, 2006.

  1. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Sorry I've been away for so long but I'm unbelievably busy. Anyway...quick question. Our DVD player was working fine up until 2 days ago. Now, whenever we put in a DVD, we get the "loading" message but nothing loads. The message just keeps going and going and going...

    We've tried different DVDs but with the same result. Anyone out there have a clue to what the problem and solution are? Thanks.
     
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  2. hbroomhall

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    Depends on the unit, and how old it is, and how often used.

    My experience is that they die through wear and similar fairly quickly.

    I have got through 3 of them in just a few years.

    Fortunately they are very cheap to replace - although getting units with component output seems to be getting harder.

    Harry.
     
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  3. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    clean your laser... or a couple of dollars at Walmart,
     
  4. The_Geek

    The_Geek Megabyte Poster

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    I'm having a simular problem with a Plextor DVD burner. Suddenly, it will not read DVD's anymore. CD's are ok, just not DVD's. I guick check of the blinks it's giving indicate (according to Plextor) that I need to return the device for repair. Given the price of DVD burners lately it'll probably be cheaper (in the long run) for me to just buy a new one.
     
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  5. arisen

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    Do you hear the laser mechanism wirring away? Or does it just display 'loading' but you can't hear anything moving inside?

    If there's some noise, could be a laser prob, if no noise it might be a motor issue.

    The tray motor on mine has just gone. Time for an upgrade.
     
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  6. Bluerinse
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    You might want to try and clean the rubber drive belts, they can start to slip and so the mechanism won't reach the desired speed. Just wipe them with a cloth dipped in IPA.
     
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