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"Bad disc" message

Any disc in unit brings up "bad disc" message and won't play. Discs tested in another dvd player work fine--this just started. tom S

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  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2008

    i have the same problem . the message is bad disc,vcr is working,dvd no work.I need your help.

  • TomKS Jan 15, 2008

    Tried Maxell 6 brush CD/DVD lens cleaner--same thing. Sounds like disc is trying to spin , a clicking sound --then "bad disc" message. Note: new non HD DVD player @ Best Buy-$39---best option??

  • trypanosome Jan 24, 2008

    I also have DV2150 that displays the "bad disc" message when I try to load a DVD. I have tried a DVD cleaner disc but that also gave me the "bad disc" message. I tried turning off and turning on the machine but that didn't help. Any other solutions?



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You can buy a CD/DVD player cleaner, which is basically a set of brushes attached to a CD. This will gently brush the CD/DVD laser and hopefully that will restore your player to full working order.

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