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Picture sticks, breaks up repeatedly

I know NOTHING about dvd players and how they work -- mine's about 2-3 years old. Lately, all kinds of problems are happening -- dvds that play fine at the video store won't load in my player; as I'm watching a movie, suddenly the picture will freeze for a few seconds, then continue. Sometimes the picture will completely depixelize. It's driving me nuts! I've used a cleaning disk. I've shot canned air into it. It's getting worse. What can I do to make it stop????

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Re: picture sticks, breaks up repeatedly

Change the location of the unit, this sounds like an overheating problem. It is too close to other units or is enclosed in a tight space. You may also try putting a small fan behind it to cool it down.

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