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Won't play dvd's

It will play music cd's all the time however it has a mind of it's own when it wants to lay dvd's. Sometimes the dvd will play other times it will take a long time to load then play for just a few seconds, stop, then an error display message "bad disc" will show even though it could be a new dvd. I read that someone else had the same problem but the only suggestion given was to make sure the data side of dvd is face down and wipe of any smudges off or take any stickers off of it. I've done all this. Any other suggestions than taking it will greatly be appreciated since taking it to Best Buy to get fixed is out of the option. This problem has been driving me crazy I just want to watch a dvd.

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  • dajeepman Jan 01, 2008

    I do also have the same problem. It will play CD's most of the time and store dvd's some of the time. When I try to play home made dvd's it dont want to read them. I get bad disk error all the time. My moms 30$ dvd player plays all cd's and dvd's i dont know why this is having this problem.

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Mine was having the same problem. I took the case off, blew some compressed dusting spray(the kind that doesn't leave a residue) across the lens and the problem went away. Often, when the lens on laser devices gets dirty, they have a difficult time reading. Try this with any laser device that is acting up.

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The DVD portion of the laser is failing. A replacement (if available) should be about $50-$80 and most shops would charge about $50-$75 to put it in.

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How to Restore a Scratched DVD or CD


You can save a Lot of money when you restore a scratched DVD or CD.

  • Pour rubbing alcohol on to a clean dry cloth. Try to use a cloth like the ones used for cleaning eye glasses. You can also use a pretreated paper cloth like the ones used to clean glasses.

  • Lay the CD or DVD on a clean flat surface label side down. Use the cloth to gently buff the exposed side of the CD or DVD until all smudges and fingerprints are removed.

  • Test the CD or DVD by playing it in a player. If it still doesn’t play correctly, try repeating step 2. If it does play correctly, continue enjoying your music and movies.

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How to Restore a Scratched DVD or CD


You can save a Lot of money when you restore a scratched DVD or CD.

  • Pour rubbing alcohol on to a clean dry cloth. Try to use a cloth like the ones used for cleaning eye glasses. You can also use a pretreated paper cloth like the ones used to clean glasses.

  • Lay the CD or DVD on a clean flat surface label side down. Use the cloth to gently buff the exposed side of the CD or DVD until all smudges and fingerprints are removed.

  • Test the CD or DVD by playing it in a player. If it still doesn’t play correctly, try repeating step 2. If it does play correctly, continue enjoying your music and movies.



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