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DVD player skips audio and/or frames

Some DVDs play fine, others (cleaned) skips and/or momentarily freezes frames. Sometimes the picture plays well but the sound often stutters. PowerBook G4, OS 10.4.11.

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PowerBook G4 is at least a five-year-old machine at this point. A DVD drive can **** in lots of dust in five years. Try hooking up to an external DVD drive. If it plays the same discs with no problem, you need a cleaning or replacement. Frankly, an external DVD drive is cheaper than replacing your internal drive.

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