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The DVD player in my 24" Toshiba Combo DVD/VCR TV is working intermittedly. It plays fine for a about 30 minutes ... then it stalls for a few seconds, starts again, stalls, starts again, stalls until it just freezes an image on the screen. Fast forward works, plays awhile and stalls again. At first I thought it was just a bad DVD but now any DVD I try has the same problem ... plays awhile .. then stalls. I have cleaned it with one of those disk cleaning applications with no help. Any suggestions?

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Hi,

The first thing i would suggest you to do is a hard reset by unpluging the the player for 30min and then try again.

If this does not solve your problem then please see if the player tries to read the disc.
Load a disc and listen.Does the player make squealing noises or is it totally quiet? Squealing noises may indicate that the player is trying to synchronize with the disc but can't due to an obstruction on the lens or in the laser path inside the pickup or a defect in the pickup. This can also be caused by an intermittent signal problem due to a faulty ribbon cable.

Totally silent means that the photo sensor is not getting any usable input from the laser at all, meaning that the pickup is "blind" for lack of a better word.
This can be caused by an obstruction of the beam by foreign matter on the lens or inside the pickup all the way to a marginal or failed laser diode and/or photosensor array. This can also be caused by a bad ribbon cable with one or more severed traces.

You could try to clean the optics. This is the most common malfunction as far as i know in all disc players. It would involve taking the cover off and finding a way to expose the lense, and then cleaning it with a very gentle brush. some players have a cover for the lense that swings to the side during playing, this greatly reduces the chance of dust accumulating, but its still worth the try.

If you actually see dust on the lense, then its just that simple. clean, close, play.

It may also be worth your while to check on the small shafting that guides the carriage of the laser pickup. Dirt, grome, dust and solidified lubricant can cause stoppage of the carriage and the laser eye then fails to read the next track.

If the problem does not get solved then you have to get it repaired.

Goodluck..
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Probably a missaligned head, not much that can be done without opening it up and checking the movement and the lense. Parts are probably impossible to come by. If it's not under warranty then you will probably be best to replace the entire unit unfortunately. Would probably cost more to have it repaired. Get the extended warranty next time.

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This can be either a dirty lens or the optics starting to fail. On very rare occasions it is the digital processing section. Try opening up the unit and cleaning the lens using a cotton swab and alcohol. If that failes to correct the problem, try playing a music CD. If the CD plays OK, I'd suspect that the optics are starting to fail. Reading a CD takes a lot less laser power than a CD.
Keep us posted.
Dan

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