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My LD DVL-700 don't play any DVD

After fixing the header mechanism of my LD I tried to play a DVD disc on it. But when I put the disc in the plate and push the buttom "Play", the player goes to "sleep" position: the header goes back, until the end of the guide and stays there for ever. It make nothing!. Only moving the header with my fingers to the central position and turns on the player, the player starts to functioning again. I tried a lot of DVDs disc and with all of them happen the same. Does anybody knows what happen? Maybe my LD needs a firmware update? or is another problem?

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