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My Teac DV-L800 player won't read any pre-recorded movies,the unit makes a whirring noise for a couple of minutes before coming up with read error.However if i put an audio cd in the unit it read this straight away....what could be wrong?

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The optics are either dirty or are starting to fail. Higher laser power is required to read DVDs. Try opening up the unit and cleaning the lens using a cotton swab and alcohol. If that fails, the unit will need to have new optics.
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