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DVD Freezes between 1hr and 1hr 10 mins on all disks

My DVD has recently started freezing at around the one hour mark for all of the DVDs I have tried recently.  When I eject the disc to see if there are any scratches or anything, they look fine but are warm.  Is this a matter of the DVD overheating, a lens motor issue.  Any suggestions?  I have watched a movie then stopped it so that the player stays on, and will resume when I want to watch again but still can't get past the trouble point.  I have resulted to watching the last portion of movies on my laptop (which plays the discs without any problems) ... but that is getting old real quick.  This is my second Toshiba and haven't had any problems with either until now.  Please let me know what I can try, or if this is a common problem etc.  Thank you in advance for your help.

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  • quickz Apr 21, 2008

    Absolutely the same problem - but it happens after 2 hours - we have tried turning off - fast foward - going back to menu and using scene selection. Nothing works. We can take the same DVD to our other TV that has a built in DVD player NO problem at all!

    This is really really annoying.


  • Anonymous Oct 08, 2008

    I have the same problem with the same unit. I'm not about to take it apart and re-grease anything

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2009

    I have the same problem. Movies often freeze at 1hr 17min, but not always. DVD works in my other player no problem. I'm not sure I agree with the suggestion that it is a problem with the grease. If it was in fact a problem with the grease on the rails then I would expect the player would not be able to access the content near or beyond the point where it freezes. Usually when I encounter this problem I can go to scene selection and go to the point that failed, or beyond, and it will play for a few seconds then begin skipping and then freeze. I think it may have to due with overheating. That would also explain why a complete power down for 3 minutes resolves the issue. If I run into this problem, then try playing the DVD again in the morning, no problem. I suppose it is possible that overheating could cause the grease to thin and not work as well, but then I would expect that there would be problems at various points on the DVD, not just the same spot with many DVDs

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    You Need to go to walmart buy you a disk cleaner kit the wipes not the Machine. Wipe each disk you put in and try to make it threw all of them, Most important Go to Radio Shack or The Shack and purchase yourself a CD/DVD Laser cleaner it is just like a DVD with cleaners on the one side. You just put it in the machine and follow the steps.Remember to rate my solution and give testimonial it is how i earn my achievements Thanks in advance.

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You Need to go to walmart buy you a disk cleaner kit the wipes not the Machine. Wipe each disk you put in and try to make it threw all of them, Most important Go to Radio Shack or The Shack and purchase yourself a CD/DVD Laser cleaner it is just like a DVD with cleaners on the one side. You just put it in the machine and follow the steps.Remember to rate my solution and give testimonial it is how i earn my achievements Thanks in advance.

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I had the same problem and contactd Toshiba. They suggested I reset the unit by unplugging for at least 3 minutes. It worked. Good luck.

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

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It is a mechanical problem believe it or not. The grease on the rails that the laser rides on is not doing it's job. Clean off old grease & reapply white lithimuim (hope I spelled it right). I have fixed computer dvd-cd, stereo, cd players & dvd players with this method.

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