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Dirty or damaged disc error message

For every disc inserted, dvd player spins and hums a little and then displays "dirty or damaged disc" alert message on tv screen, while the dvd player displays "disc error." I do not have a manual as this player was given to me without one. please help.

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Is this a question about a mac laptop or a normal dvd player connected to a tv,because the way this is worded,it seems this is listed in the wrong category. The answer above was based on this being a mac laptop.If it actually is,then new drives are cheap on ebay, but if it is just a normal dvd player, just go to walmart and get a cheap one,they have one for $18.88 right now where I live, I'm sure they have something similar by you.

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Hi there im sorry to tell you but inless you have used an dvd/cd cleaner inside the disk drive and it hasent worked after the clean your looking at drive failure this happens to every laser product at some point with age or wear, there are many sites that sell replacement dvd drives and there not to expencive and quite easy to replace with normaly one screw holding it in place under a push plate at the bottom of the laptop. if you need help locating a drive ill be happy to help you look for one please leave details of make model ect on here and i will help you look many thanks

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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