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After approx 1/2 hour of play the movie gets stuck for few seconds, plays again for 2-10 seconds, then permanently gets stuck. Sometimes a smack to the machine works, ff does not work....we usually just eject DVD, re insert, and play again from where we left off.

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Smacking the machine is a good way to destroy the DVD lens. Get a CD/DVD lens cleaner and make sure there aren't any marks on the disk. Dirt & smudges cause about 75% of all CD/DVD player problems.

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