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Whenever i want to play a DVD it tells me install DVD Decoder

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That is because of a dirty or defective lens. When you have a lens problem the unit may still play CD but not DVDs.


Try first using a lens http://electronics.bizrate.com/search__keyword--dvd+lens+cleaner.html


If
that does not work, the unit must be disassembled, and lense cleaned
with q tips and isopropyl alcohol or cleaning solution. See below:


http://www.ehow.com/how2036275clean-lens-dvd.html


http://club.cdfreaks.com/f89/how-safely-clean-dvd-lens-144525/


http://club.cdfreaks.com/f34/clean-dvd-lens-replace-player-241942/


http://www.infopackets.com/news/hardware/2005/20050315cleancdordvdromlenswithabrushpart_2.htm


http://www.llamma.com/xbox/Repairs/cleaningyourdvd_drive.htm


http://www.helium.com/items/1295859-how-to-clean-a-dvd-player-with-stubborn-grime

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