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Reads cds but won't read dvds

This unit was working fine, then one day it started not reading dvds. the dvd's spin, stop, and the display reads ERROR. i tried different ones to make sure it wasn't the disc. i opened the unit up, took a Q-tip and lightly cleaned the lens. this did not fix the problem. is it possible that moisture got underneath the lens? do you have any suggestions how to fix this? i really like this unit.

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  • BBBerstler Nov 17, 2008

    The unit was in the middle of a DVD and just started skipping, I checked it and the DVD was clean without scratches, I put it back in and it played for a few more minutes and then stopped all together, now the unit will only play Audio CD and no DVD is recognized from the set I have played in it before.

    I tried cleaning the unit with a commercial cleaner that had the small brushes on it as well as taking it apart and checking all the movement and connections, I can not find anything really our of place.

    When reassembled the unit again will now only play CD and no DVD discs.

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S it possible that moisture got underneath the lens? NO
try a music cd,
sounds like the lase maybe getting weak.

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