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I have 2 dvd players that have gone out on me this week. One does not read the disk and the other door won't open. Is there a lens cleaner for dvds that might work:

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  • softee2003 Mar 04, 2009

    My players are not Cobys. One is a Panasonic DVD/VHS player that is kind of old, VCR still works but DVD keeps saying Can't Read. The other is an I.T., don't even know what brand that is, but it has the surround sound hooked up; on this one the door will not open. Thanks anyway though.

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The Coby 224 is a bottom of the line "piece of cheap Chinese crud". No offense, but this is a DVD player that costs more to ship it over here than it does to manufacture the product. Purchase something a bit more substantial for continued dvd viewing.

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