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DVD quits while watching a movie

While watching a movie my Bose 3-2-1 Series II stops. The picture is still there but the screen freezes as though I put it on pause. Sometimes it starts going again after a minute and sometimes it doesn't. When it stalls, I can not get to the menu or stop it. I have to shut it off and go to a scene which may or may not have been the scene I was watching.

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  • Anonymous Aug 16, 2008

    My Bose 321 also stops mid-movie, the screen freezes and then "cannot read disc" message comes up. Often I have to unplug it and plug it back in to get it to open.

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Have you tried cleaning your lens?

If so your dvd drive may be going bad

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If you tried the yellow composite cable "in every single hole" it wasn't exactly 'exactly' following the manual then, was it?

Are you using component cabels, too (red, green and blue). Mis-wiring them will give you B/W or other wierd visuals.

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To convert Bose 3-2-1 GS Series 2 DVD system to Multi-Region playback

1. Press the Right button on your remote control
2. Press the Up button on your remote control
3. Press the Shuffle button on your remote control
4. Press the Stop button on your remote control
5. Press the Mute button on your remote control
6. The disc tray should eject twice to confirm the region change
7. Press the Standby button on your remote control to power off your machine
8. After one minute, press the Standby button on your remote control to power on.

Done!

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