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Dvd playback freezes or is choppy

I have a Pioneer XV-HTD520 that has problems while playing a DVD. It plays well for a while then begins to freeze and/or play choppy.

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Re: dvd playback freezes or is choppy

Get a cleaning disk and run it through the machine. Could be a dirty lens on the laser.

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I have a pioneer xv-htd330 and the timer light just blinks what can i do

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That should fix it..Good luck

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I have a pioneer dvd/cd receiver player,,, xv-htd540 and the timer light is on,, and the unit wont turn on..

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Choppy playback

usually problems like that means weak pick up..but try to replace first the sled&spindle motor.,,

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Pioneer xv htd520 won't play dvds

This is a common problem for this model. It has a memory IC that must be replaced. This is a surface mounted IC that requires exceptional soldering skills to replace. I work at an authorized Pioneer service center and have repaired a good number of these for this exact problem. Unless you have great soldering skills it is not something that should be attempted to do yourself, it can cause permanent damage to the board if not done perfectly.

If you have the proper skills and soldering equipment I will be happy to give you the Pioneer part number so you can replace it yourself. If not, then you really should just take it to a service center and have a professional do this.

Let me know if you would like that part number.


Dec 12, 2008 | Pioneer XV-HTD520 Multi-disc DVD Player

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