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Won't read ANY dvd

Can't play any dvd and it tries to read for ages and then just disppalys "Can't Play".

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    Can't play message too only read audio cd and some DVD

  • lindsey_alli Feb 08, 2009

    Sony dav s880 displays 'reading' and then 'can't play' dvd



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Need to clean the laser reader. i find wiping dvd's with a cotton cloth usually solves the problem temporarily

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Try cleaning the laser lens. If the laser gets some dust or dirt on it, its reliability to read disks is decreased.

eHow To Clean DVD Laser:

With age and use, the emission of the laser can decrease. With this event, the ability to read disks decreases.

Check to see that nothing is binding and that the mechancal part of it is functioning smoothly.

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