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Dvd won't load

All of a sudden, my Symphonic cd/dvd player will not play anything. It makes a kind of clicking sound, and seems to be trying to play, but then I get an error message that says the DVD can't play. Earlier today, the movie would play, but the picture kept freezing , like it was pausing, and then it would start playing again. I went out and bought a disk cleaner and ran it, but now I just get the clicking sound and the error. Now it's making the clicking sound and sounds like it's trying to play a disk even when there is no disk in the device.
What can I do?

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Re: dvd won't load

Open it and check for a broken part in one of the gears that operate the drive. if the unit is under warranty, take it back rather than try to fix it.
either something is in the mechanical portion of the unit, or it is badly worn.
i would suspect a broken part from the noise issue/ clicking sounds.
the read head runs on a track and could be jammed up, unable to run to access the directory of the disc. inspect what you can get to, and hopefully that will be a simple fix.
good luck

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

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