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Getting search randomly

When i am playing my dvd's, it goes on the search functionality and fast forwards automatically. I am not sure what to do here. Thanks Junkie

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Re: getting search randomly

Have done alot of these dvds and havnt seen this fault which would make me think you have jammed button either on main unit or more than likely on remote.try this and see how you get on,.

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I found on another web site that there are different initial sequences. Once I use the one for Region 2, it worked fine.

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Turn on the Player with no disc on the tray. The tv screen and the dvd lcd will display "No Disk"

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5. Press the "Open/close" button in the remote. The tray will open. Leave it open for a few seconds.

6. Just press the "On/off" button in the remote.

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