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Portable dvd player keeps saying bad disc

I have a polaroid portable dvd player and every time i put in a disc, even new ones it takes a while and makes noises then it comes up "bad disc" what is wrong, and how do i fix it?



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Try cleaning the lens with a lens cleaner cd, if this doesn't work the lens itself is scratched or faulty and you will need to buy another dvd player

Posted on Nov 27, 2008

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You'd need to open the unit, and the problem is either that the laser and the tray are misaligned, which can be tricky to fix even, or worse, you need a new laser. Either way, the Polaroid dvd player may not be worth getting repaired if it is no longer under warranty.

Good luck!!

Posted on Nov 29, 2009

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