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DVD player skips

When playing a DVD, the DVD pauses at odd intervals for about 3 seconds then continues to play. Sometimes it is every 10 seconds, which can be annoying when trying to watch a movie. I used a DVD head cleaning disk, twice, but it did not solve the problem. The DVD works in my other player, so I know there is a problem with the DVD player. It is a Samsung combo DVD VCR player.

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Re: DVD player skips

I guess it depends on how old your player is,but i would say it's your player,that's the bad thing about having multiplayer units,when one go's bad it kind of screws you up.but since dvd players are so inexpensive nowadays just replace it.

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1. The spindle motor not functioning properly (this is by far the most common, if the spindle motor is not spinning the discs then the optical lens can not read them). For the most part it is an cheap part to replace averaging around 25-35 dollars if you can replace it yourself. If you do not know how and have to take it to a repair shop expect to pay 50-75 dollars in labor depending on the area you live in. The best thing is to do some comparison shopping and call the different repair shops and get estimates. The key is to listen closely when you insert the disk into the player, you should be able to hear it spin up. If you hear nothing then that is most likely the problem.


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