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DVD surface layer damaged

I have a couple of DVD's that are a few years old. They havent been played much and have been safely stored etc but the surface of these discs has developed a sticky cloudy film. When put into a player the discs skip and the picture freezes. What is the cause of the problem and is it fixable? I have heard stories about "DVD rot" but is this a genuine problem or an urban myth?

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If surface gets "yucked" up the laser mechanism cannot see or read the data encoded on its surface. Try cleaning the surface with a wet paste made of baking soda and scrub it in good. It cleans without scratching the plastic surface coating. You have to get rid of the surface film that is causing the issue without scratching the plastic. Good luck!

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SOURCE: DVD Freezing / skipping

It almost has to be the discs. Try them in a friends unit.

I had a similar problem with DVD's I burned and had printed labels and put the label on the discs. It caused the disc to be out of balance. I peeled them all off (what a job) and the discs play fine now. I'm now a "magic marker" person... :)


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SOURCE: DVD player recorder won't read or play any disc

This just worked for me. Don't know how long it will last though. I found it on this webpage
http://forum.ecoustics.com/bbs/messages/15118/130292.html

To do a reset:
On the remote control press the SETUP button,
Press the right key on the remote 3 times,
The Preference page will show up,
Press the down arrow five time to highlight
"default", hit right arrow to highlight "reset"
Press enter to reset. Turn off/on machine, etc.

Posted on Feb 14, 2008

SOURCE: JVC XV-THA5R multi-region DVD player - fault recognising a disc in and playing

I too have this same problem on my current DVD player, AND strangely enough I had the same problem on my previous player.
Previous player was made multi region and was a Sony S660 (I think that was the model number).
My current DVD player is a Denon and was £550! It is also made multi region and has the same problems! I don't get it!

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SOURCE: dvd pixilating and skipping about an hour and a half into disc

Use a dvd cleaner and then try the movies. Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: picture "freeze up" during playback

your laser lens is probly dirty ;/ just use a qtips and alcool and gently clean the lens if it not work proper ly may be your laser assembly going out...
hope that will help you....

Posted on Apr 20, 2010

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