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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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  • janee smitty May 21, 2007

    that is what i initially thought. then i removed the remote from the living room and it still does it. we have never used the controls on the system so not sure if that is possible.

    Just to clarify the symptoms.
    We put the movie on and it plays for some time. Then the search appears on the tv and it skips to the next chapter. sometimes,it keeps skipping again and again and again.

    It happens for many dvds that i have. So i have a unusual situation.

    Junkie

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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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