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My DVD player wont read a disc

I was watching a movie and my DVD player just turned off. Now it will turn off and on, But it will not read a disc. Ive tried several DVDS and ive tried unhooking everything and hooking it back up. Nothing seems to work.

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Re: My DVD player wont read a disc

There are several things you can do to try and solve your problem: Make sure that the DVDs you try to play are encoded for the right region. Make sure that the transportation lock (usually a plastic screw on the bottom of the unit), is not engaged. Turn off player with disc inserted, unplug temporarily from wall outlet, plug back in and turn back on.

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I have a go video vcr/dvd player. The vcr is working fine, but when I insert a dvd it shows that it is loading, it makes a clicking noise for a minute or two, and then stops. It displays on the tv, "unknown disc". Is it broken, in need of cleaning? Can you help me?

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