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DVD Player/recorder After a few years, the machine stops recognizing DVDs. When you put them in, it says it's not recognized, and spits them back out. These are factory DVDs that have played in the past. Is there something that degrades the player's ability to read discs over time?

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Re: DVD Player/recorder

Yes ,you can try to buy at radioshack a cd cleaner if that does'nt fix the problem you'll need a new optic,let me know

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