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DVD doesn't always read

I have a player that doesn't always read the disk.  Sometimes it locks up, skips, or says the disk is not readable.  It doesn't matter what the age of the disk is.  It won't read the newest one, but will read some copies.  A cleaner was used, then the machine was opened to check for dirt, etc..  Any suggestions?

Thanks, Lisa

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  • Sanchez14305 Nov 27, 2007

    I have the same problem. The DVD will play sometimes and when it does it will skip a bunch of times in the beginning of the DVD. The DVD can be new or old and it won't play. I cleaned the lenses with water then wiped it dry. Please help.

  • vidboy Feb 02, 2008

    My LG DN191H does the same thing. LG phone support said it is likely the lens. Of course it is jus tone month past the end of the warranty.

  • thesheki Feb 10, 2008

    I had the same problem with DVDs not reading, skipping, etc. I sent the unit in for repair and a new optical sensor was installed. Less than two months later it started doing the same thing, and another optical sensor was installed (under the 90 day service warranty). Less than three months later it is now doing the same thing. We don't use this DVD player that much, either.

    There is something very defective in this high-end player, and I would really appreciate finding a lasting solution.

    Kirk

  • Anonymous Jun 04, 2008

    MPD845 Magnavox. Won't read the dvd. says that it is loading and then no disc.

  • Anonymous Jul 01, 2008

    When a disc is inserted it just says loading for a few seconds and then says no disc

  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2008

    doesnt read the disk

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I switched to Juji disks, rare to have the problem now unless power failed with disk in drive then its toast. Will not even reformat. I now erase in my PC drive then reformat and it's back. Of course the content is lost.

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Mine does the same thing. It will "lock up" when playing a movie. It only started last month, when it was less than 9 months old.

Posted on Feb 02, 2008

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TAKE IT BACK!!! I got one and that happened so I took it back and got another one-same problem, THERE JUNK!

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