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Dvds dont work

My portable dvd player does not recognize dvd's. It will play cd's and regular disks that have movie footage on them that arent dvds but when you put in a dvd it either says loading and then stops by itself or it says error no disk. Do you think there is somthing i can change to make it work or an inner problem that has to get fixed by an expert?

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Have you tried a cleaning disk and make sure the movie disks have no finger prints on them that will stop it from loading.

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