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Rumbling drive My DVD player "rumbles" at the beginning when playing a disc...for about 5 minutes. It then quietens down for most of the movie and then makes more noise at the end. It is as if it was out of balance, or running off center. The picture is OK at all times. There is no noise when playing CDs. Thank you for any help.

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Re: rumbling drive

The dvd motor needs to be service or change take it to a tech to look at it.

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