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Movie freezes, skips.

I have a sony dav-s550, its about 5 years old, when you try to watch a movie it starts to skip and freeze,and so on, but plays music just fine, ive been told the laser is at fault ? ive have tried a dvd cleaner, i like the system, but i am wondering if its worth repairing, any advise please..

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  • cantfixya Jan 16, 2008

    thanks, good idea about the cheaper dvd,

  • snfunique Nov 03, 2008

    hi



    I have the sony dav s400, and have the same problem - can it be fixed?? if not can you buy just the player without the speakers? - are they all the same connections with the sony

  • snfunique Nov 03, 2008

    my sony dav s400 keeps skipping on all films its around 6 years old - i am told its the laser - is it true? - can it be fixed - or should i buy a new system? - can you buy the dvd player on its own without speakers? - will the existing speakers wiring fit all sonys? thanks

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Does sound like the laser. Realitically, not worth repairing. I'd say you'd be worth connecting a cheap DVD player to the system - then the Sony can carry on providing the surround sound audio and the new DVD player can provide the video. Then, if the cheap DVD player is still going, it can move to a bedroom TV if and when you replace the surround system....

Otherwise, I would imaging the speaker set (and even the non-working DVD player) on its own might fetch a reasonable price on an auction site - anyone who has a stolen DVD unit will probably be desparate for the speakers as Sony don't sell them separately!

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

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    Colin Williams Apr 02, 2015

    all dvd's have a servo controller which controls the spindle, stepping, tracking and focus. the most common problem with all are dirty motors. give them a spray in the bach holes with wd40, not q20 or any silicon based oil as it will turn to gue. put and disk in such as a ce and set it to repear and random, leave it gooing for a few hours and hopefully your system will work as new, all it takes i one dirty motor and everything is thrown out of sync, repair centers love popping in a nel loader at a price. i have revived 100's of old dvd's over the last 14 years. focus and

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