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DVD playback no playback

Had this machine 3months with no porblems, then today suddenly there is no picture when playing back any DVDs.

Tried DVDs played before, the picture is ok when watching "normal" TV, and I can hear the sound ok.

Any ideas???

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Sounds like the scart lead is not in straight. Scart connectors have the audio pins at one end, and the video pins at the other. If the lead isn't in straight then you often get sound and no picture and vice versa.

Check the connection by pushing the scart lead in securely. (Both DVD and TV end of the lead)

Failing that could be a dodgy lead.

Posted on Mar 18, 2008

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