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Trys to load and skips from frame to frame

The dvd trys to load and play. I get two or three wiggly frames, then nothing. Counter keeps counting and I get audio now and then. I bought a laser cleaner by Phillips, ran it several times, but same results when I tried a dvd. What do you think?

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  • mcpheel Jan 01, 2009

    says loading then makes a whirring noise, worked good for about 3 months


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I would try and take off top cover then using q tips to manually clean the lenses dont worry about the laser it is made to move in all directions so go ahead and apply slight pressure when cleaning i usually use a wet one then a dry one to asorb excess moisture.


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:: Remote Control Overview
1 POWER Press to power the DVD+VCR on or off.
2 TRK+/- While a tape is playing, press to manually adjust tracking
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3 0-9 Use to select channels and set menu items.
4 SKIP/F.ADV Press to skip ahead in one-minute increments, up to 5
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5 SHUTTLE <</>> Press the 4 and 6 buttons to scan forward and
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6 MODE/REPEAT Press to set the Play Mode to Random or Programmed
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Try again. I found that it will record even with skipped frames to DVD-RW but will not burn to -R even if I took the RW burn and copied it back to the HD because the skipping portion is still part of the file.This happened whenever I edited very closely and was fine-tuning out any commercials. It happens also if you are watching another file while recording. When fast forwarding through a commercial on the file you watch, it taxes the portion that is recording a file at the same time.
If you're not sure and the other files have no dropped frames, then just sacrafice this one. You can burn 1 file at a time to narrow down which one it is.

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