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Dvds won't play properly and sound isn't right

My Dell inspiron E1505 media player plays my cds great, but when I try to play a DVD the sound breaks up and its sometimes unresponsive to commands.

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  • Ma-ease Apr 20, 2009

    For the last 3 months, the audio when I play DVDs is spotty, just like the original post. I've gone through the support steps on Dell's website and nothing helped. I tried Justin9997's suggestion and it did not work.

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Sounds like you may have an issue with it reading discs. It can probably play CDs fine because it's fast enough to buffer ahead of it since an audio CD isn't very much data compared to a DVD. Try cleaning the laser lens with a dry paper towel first (not moist or a dusty kleenex). If that doesn't seem to clean it, or you have visible smears or smudges on it, you may want to try a very very moist (barely the next level above dry) paper towel, then try it immediately.

If that doesn't solve the problem, try different DVD software (VLC Media Player, perhaps) or try a different DVD if you haven't already.

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