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Black screen Hi, The screen on my dvd player is black...i've checked the mode the connections are good...I can barely see the picture 98% black...I've tried adjusting the brightness also...any way to help me thanks

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SOURCE: No video - just a white screen

So I am guessing you have audio and no video, your monitor has went out. you can check and see if ribbon cable is slightly uplugged, but maybe just a bad monitor. These happen usually from a drop or hard hit to the unit.

Posted on Aug 14, 2007

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SOURCE: Brightness hidden

Press and hold the MODE button for a couple of seconds, Use the arrow keys to adjust. You can view the manual here.

Posted on Feb 14, 2008

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