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MY DVD PLAYER WILL NOT PLAY DO I NEED IT ON A CHANNEL ? IT PLAYED BEFORE AND THE CABLE PEOPLE CAME AND HOOKED UP AND CABLE BOX AND NOW IT WILL NOT PLAY THE POWER COMES ON

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Hi There, It sounds like the cable people change the connection. For me to help you, I will need a detailed description of every connection, from where it is connected to the other end of the connect along with the name of the connection. Thanks, Mike

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