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DVD player not reading or playing DVDs

I have owned a Toshiba model number 3960 for less than two years. Recently, the DVD player will not read any DVDs. When I insert a DVD, I hear the DVD player attempting to read it, however, after a short time there's a clicking noise and it says "No disc" or "Error." Since the DVD player is fairly new, I was wondering what would be the best course of action. I spent $60 on the DVD player and would perfer the most economical route. Thanks for the help!!

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Re: DVD player not reading or playing DVDs

Don't waste your time get a new player. You can pick a new one up for about 60$ or less now. If there is clicking thats most likly the lens is stuck and probably because the electric motor inside is dying. I see this all the time with roms not even worth the time to fix them anymore.

Posted on Jan 06, 2007

Re: DVD player not reading or playing DVDs - iLO DVDR05 DVD Recorder DVD & Blu-Ray Players

Try cleaning the lens.

Posted on Jan 05, 2007

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