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Formats maxell discs,not sonys, then records less than2 mins.and reads dirty disc.. disc style cleaners,unplugging unit for days does nothing to help.store bought movies play perfect.

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What you can do is open the Player. You will see a DVD drive in there (same type used in Computers) You can replace it with another IDE DVD writer. This solved many of my client's problems.
I always keep a few IDE DVD roms, and writers handy in my shop. It is the simplest, and cheapest fix.
Hope it helps.

Posted on May 07, 2010

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