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Stops playing Lately my player simply stops playing a DVD in the middle of a show ... it will just stop on whatever image is on the screen and "freeze." Can't rewind or fast forward when this happens. Then I get the blue Curtis screen. It seems like it's not spinning or spinning sluggishly. I've tried all the troubleshooting suggestions to no avail, but none of them really addresses this particular problem. My DVD's are clean and new. I treat anything I own very well. Does it need to be repaired? Is it even worth it? This started happening one year after purchase, so my warranty is of course expired. (I bought it Nov. 2006.) I don't use it excessively or roughly. Very disappointed, as I have enjoyed this player and would rather not have to go out and shop for another. What can I do?

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If the warranty is already expired, and you have some spare time, VERY carefully, remove the screws on your player and look for dust. This could be causing overheating. Also, if it freezes, try feeling for hot spots. A blown fuse could be causing this and you may be throwing away a 2 dollar fix. If this does not help, bring it to your nearest technical assistance provider and tell them your situation.

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