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DVD does not start playing

When I insert the DVD into the player, the disk spins with the screen reading "loading". The motor seems to cut off and start spinning again until it finally shuts off altogether. I have tried multiple disks with the same results. I had sent this in for the same thing last summer and it was fixed. Now Lenoxx 800 number is no longer available. Any ideas on the solution?

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Re: DVD does not start playing

I am having the same issue. If you get this resolved please post the answer on this forum.

I called the 800 number and it is no longer in service.

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