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Will not play some dvd

Will noit play certain DVD, I take the same DVD and insert in my Sony and it plays fine

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Some tapes you put in mite be made of the computer witch some times does'nt work or your dvd's are scratched up. my old dvd player did that same thing (i bought a new 1 at the end it worked fine after)

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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