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DVD not recognised

Hi, The problem I have is that my DVD player does not recognise any DVD's. The issue is that it switches over to Compact Disc mode and then stops and ejects the disc. I have tried a number of DVD's and it is the same thing happens everytime. When Plyaing CD's it is fine it does that without any problem. Any idea's on how to resolve this. Regards Vince007

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Re: DVD not recognised

The only solution is to change its firmware, NOT SO DIFFICULT. Or try buying a new one!! Patrick

Posted on Jul 25, 2007

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