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DVDs not working.

I have a Sony MHC-GNZ5D system. Its supposed to run CDs and DVDs. I've watched lots of DVDs on it. For the past few days, however, the DVDs aren't working. The CDs are working normally. When I insert the DVD, it skips it and goes on to the next disc. This never happened before. Why is it happening?! Did I accidentally change the settings?

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That means that the lens is dirty or defective.

Try fist cleaning the lens with a cleaner disk, if that does not work, it will be necessary to access the lens directly and clean it with q yips and isopropyl alcohol.

Posted on Dec 23, 2008

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