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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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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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Re: Won't play dvd's

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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