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Toshiba SD-43HK Discs failing to load.

Have problems playing dvd discs on this machine. Plays some but not others. (all region 2 europe). Plays half a movie and then freezes.(always virtually halfway through) Plays CD's with no problem. Used cleaning disk which played perfectly and full sound check complete. This is the second machine with the same fault. First returned and replaced under warranty. Some discs will not even load. Unable to read and screen shows 'no-disc'. Advice please.

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Sorry not a solution but experienced the same problem. The problem started off the same as you described by now my player won't play DVDs at all. Seems that the laser is faulty and it is cost prohibitive to repair (it's sold as a complete module which would be around £100). I've been advised to replace it :-(

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