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Sony DVP-C650P: Grid-like overlay on picture

When using my 6-8 year old DVP-C650P CD/DVP player, for the first 30 minutes or so there is what looks like a screen or grid pattern all over the picture. Sometimes this goes away; sometimnes not. This does not happen when watching cable or a separate VHS player.

Any idea as to what causes this problem?

/s/DVD Challenged in Nashville

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Let me see what I can come up with. Our board here still doesn't notify we experts of all requests all the time, so I would have been back to you earlier.


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You need to convert avi files to dvd format before burning, otherwise the player won't recognize them. Google "avi to dvd" and you'll find a number of free or pay programs that will do the conversion for you.

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The only other thing I can suggest, having repaired many Sony CD/DVD players, is to get a can of compressed air and try to blow any dust out from the laser assembly. Since you've already cleaned the lens (the most common problem), you also might have dust down inside the assembly. Try blowing with the air nozzle down inside, around the gap between the lens and the cover surrounding it. Do it from at least a couple of inches away, if the air is too powerful you can damage the wiring inside the assembly.

If this fails to correct the problem, your laser output may have diminished over time and the only repair is to install a new laser assembly. The cost of this part will most likely not be worth it to you since the unit is quite old now.

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