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Philips DVP3020 plays CDs but not DVDs

Was given an old machine - it plays cds but does not play dvds - message on screen just says 'loading'
can anyone help??

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    thanks for the fast reply - i'll get one tomorrow !!

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Try running a good quality dvd cleaner. After the cleaning cycle try a known good dvd & see if it plays. Hope this helps.

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I am assuming that your lens cleaner is for CD as well.

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