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Since watching avatar on my samsung BD-P1600 i am now unable to watch any other bluray discs? The message keeps stating unable to play this disc. I have tried various other films but still nothing. Also downloaded uptodate firmware but still not working, help!!!!

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If you're feeling ballsy, you can leave a disc in there and open it up (obviously, don't leave it plugged in while opening it up). Once you've located where the drive is, you can fire it up (with the disc inserted to block the laser from burning your eyes out!) and see if it spins.

If it does spin, it may be either a dirty or dead laser.

If the laser is firing AND the disc is spinning, then it may be a dirty lens. This is what I'd try before trying to peek at the laser (as that IS DANGEROUS). Take some rubbing alcohol and a Q-tip and, after unplugging the bluray player, remove the disc and apply a tiny amount of alcohol to the Q-tip. It should only be slightly moist, as excess alcohol can get into where it's not supposed to be. Gently rub the lens with the alcohol and then use the dry end of the Q-tip to pick up any excess.

If you're REALLY feeling ballsy, you can take a quick little peek from a distance and see if the laser is even firing. I wouldn't suggest it, as any reflection of the laser can suddenly send it straight into your eyes, leaving you blinded.

If it doesn't spin, then it's possibly the easiest and safest fix of all. Get some WD40 or silicone spray (any light lubricant designed for small mechanical partts and electronics, preferrably WD40) and spray some onto the shaft of the motor that spins the disc (it'll be right beneath where the disc rests as it spins). Quickly spray a tiny amount of WD40 onto the shaft and manually spin it a few times. Do this about 2-3 times and then put the disc back in and fire it up. If it doesn't start spinning, then try to spin it with your fingers. If it seems to be trying to spin on its own when you push it, then just go back and work a little more WD40 onto the shaft.

If none of this works, then one or more parts of the player are fried. You may be able to simply replace the whole drive if you want to keep the unit, though most people just replace the whole thing as it's less frustrating and sometimes even less expensive than fixing it.

Always remember, excercise caution while performing any repairs on any electronics. Even a 9V battery can be potentially fatal if given a low enough amount of resistance to pass through. Never work on anything that's on (or even plugged in for that matter) and don't just immediately dive into it after unplugging, as the capacitors need at least a count of 5 (as my rule of thumb) to discharge.

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The player is defective. Try resetting it!

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