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Dvd won't read and makes a clicking noise when i push play the problem started with dvd skipping a lot- now it won't play at all- thank you for any suggestions

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  • Jane Young Jan 17, 2007

    Hi nfandres-
    Thank you for your response-
    Can i access the lens and lens assembly without taking anything apart?
    do you recommend a certain type/brand of dvd lens cleaner?
    do i blast some pressurized air duster in there?
    thanks- i've never fixed any electronic in my life

  • post man Mar 10, 2008




    i have the same problem as thnkfl9, it wpuld not read the dvd"s and the clicking sound Also when i try one of those dvd cleaning disk the tv would try to read that disk and would say this type of disk cannot be played. help me please i have had this tv for about two years.


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    DVD plays but makes a grinding noise as it does so.

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Clean the lens with a clean, dry and soft cotton swab. use also microduster to remove accumulated dust inside the lens assembly.

Posted on Jan 16, 2007

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    Noel Andres Jan 21, 2007

    yes you can access it without taking any part, just the cover of the vcr/dvd unit. i've never use any type or brand of dvd lens cleaner, just clean, dry and soft cotton swab and aircompress duster usually use for computers. yes u can blast some pressurized air duster in there. if the problem is still the same after these precedures, maybe its about time to send it to a shop for further analysis. maybe the optical lens assembly needs to be replaced. good luck!

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