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Works fine, then no picture.

We were watching a new DVD on our Toshiba 3950 thru to the end. We ejected it and put in a dfferent DVD. Now we have no picture and only sound - no matter what DVD is inserted. Cables all check fine.

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Re: Works fine, then no picture.

Clean the lens of your dvd.if that does not work your lens must have gone bad have a tech look at your set for possible repairs.good luck

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