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Dvd player recognizes dvds randomly. Sometimes it will play a particuilar dvd and sometimes it won't. There is no rhyme or reason as to why it selects to read a dvd at a particular time.

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Hi,

Are you using store bought DVD's or burnt ones?

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    I would advise you try what all the others have suggested. Try a lens cleaner. It might be the solution to your problem. If this doesn't help then there is something wrong with the lens unit which in this case would require servicing.

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Quality of the DVD media will effect reading, However a simple maintenance of the DVD drive will improve the capability. How?
Simple lens cleaning progress will help better recognition and reduces the errors. Because tiny dust pieces and environmental causes might create obstacle on the laser lens. A lens cleaner with liquid solution will resolve the issue by %80 above success rate. You can obtain a DVD lens cleaner kit from local IT stores, I recommend you get with liquid solution, also some kits come with DVD/CD media cleaning option as well.

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The only thing I can help you with is a phone number
1-800-627-4368.

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It sounds like the laser lens on the DVD player is dirty. They will need cleaned from time to time. radio Shack sells several products to do just that. Here is a link to what they have: http://www.radioshack.com/search/index.jsp?kwCatId=&kw=dvd%20cleaner&origkw=dvd%20cleaner&sr=1

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