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Mcd288 problem When i try and insert a disk it wont take it ....the screen on the dvd says closing

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Re: Mcd288 problem

Try not to use any rental dvd discs or dvd burner discs. Go get a brand new dvd movie(again,do not burn a DVD disc and play in this unit.) and put it in see if it works? Should have at least 2-3 movies for testing.
If you have tried to put in some BRAND NEW DVD movies and still doesn't work,you have a problem with the unit.

Posted on Feb 04, 2008

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Says close when i try to play my dvd.

My MCD288 developed the very same issue just 2 months after buying it. I kept thinking than my little niece had to do something with that, and only today, after 2 years decided to open it up and check. Well the problem is the GREY (not the black one) microswitch that is soldered on a little PCB atteched to the CD/DVD mechanism. You can check it on board with a multymeter. It stops working. I unsoldered it, opened it up, cleaned it and resoldered it. It now accepts CDs and DVDs and does not spit them out after a while. If only I could find a solution for the buzzing sound. It must be defective design. Maybe change C560 and C561 on main amp PCB with smaller capacity ones? Or maybe put away the toroidal transformer?

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If you are using a rental dvd disc,check and see if there is scratches?If so,try to get one without that many scratches!

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