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Movies will start...then stop

Had a question yesterday about dual layering. Now, it won't play anything. The discs that were playing yesterday will now only play for a minute and then they stop and eject. Or they will start(I'll get a PLAY on the screen) and then the screen turns black and nothing happens. Could use any help or advice thanks

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  • Power06 Dec 09, 2007

    DVD player came out of box failing to play 50% ot he DVD I tried and most of the time stops playing in the middle of the DVD If the unit had a lot of run time cleaning would be considered but being a new unit I feel a Mechanical or Electrinic adjustment is needed. How and where are these adjustments made. I feel it is an electronic adjustment issue because it plays the older DVD's better as if they may have more magnetics, if that makes sense.

    I have taken the unit from the roof but didn't wont to take it apart until I have some direction.



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Get a DVD Laser Lens cleaner kit with a disc and fluid. Run the kits per instructions, This may help. If it doesnt your laser may need a mechanical or Electronic adjustment.

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