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Dvd player just freezes and wont do anything - Yamaha DV-S5350 DVD Player

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  • maryjom Aug 03, 2008

    I have the same problem - this machine has rarely been used (6 times in past year). Would like a solution. Thank you

  • schmel99 Aug 26, 2008

    dvd player used maby 15 times now started ok frooz up ,unpluged does it all over agian

  • tbebee Sep 18, 2008

    Our player which is a few years old just started this same behavior. At first I thought it was the DVD's from NetFlix, but each time we take the DVD to our old APEX player, it never encounters this freezing problem.

  • fixya-joem Oct 14, 2008

    When power is supplied, the front panel says WAIT for a moment and then goes black. Unit will turn on with remote. I get a TV program picture on the TV for about 2 seconds and then the TV goes black (I can see where the picture would be, so I think the unit has power on the output, just no content. The front panel shows 00:00:00. The unit freezes and will not respond to the remote or buttons. I must remove poer to reset.

  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2008

    My DVD is was rarely used until recently and now when we try to use it it freezes up and show multicolored vertical lines on the tv. The only way to unlock it is unplug the unit and restart it, but the same thing happens and in various spots of the DVD.

  • robipete Nov 11, 2008

    freezes after a minute with virt lines

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    I have the same problem and I have 3 different players. They start then stop no matter what player or disc I use.

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I suggest the garbage can. I bought my husband the DVDR05 and it has not worked from day one. It will play about 15 minutes and then freeze up. We have read the book to see if it was something we did wrong. We finally shut off the tv and turned the player on before turning the tv on and we got half way through a movie that way. It is very upsetting.

Posted on May 24, 2008

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I called tech support on this DVD player, and they had the solution. you have to reset the unit, but the way you reset the unit is quite unusual! You open the cover of the DVD, not the view screen but the cover of where you insert the DVD itself for playing, and then plug it into the wall and turn it on with the battery removed and the cover open, and leave it that way for at least six hours. The unit will work normally afterwards, just turn it off and back on and try it out. Mine plays now just like it used to. Seems like they could have supplied a hidden reset switch to save time but they didn't. Amazing...

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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I had the same problem with an relatively new DVD player (driving me nutz!) and searched all over the net for a solution. What worked for me was to open the DVD drawer and blow as hard as I could into the opening to dislodge any dust affecting the lens. Worked perfectly-- my player stopped freezing. Have played 3 movies since it started working again. I suppose a hair dryer would work even better but I was too lazy to go upstairs to get one. Good luck!

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Take it to the man with the tool in his han!

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