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Dvp will not play any dvd discs, it will play a lens cleaner dvd perfectly. when putting a dvd in it only goes only goes as far as saying loading.

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    When downloading pictures on to DVD they will not play on DVD player. Two have shown disc not recognised. One is accepted but when swown on TV screen immediatly goes in to stop mode and will not play.

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    will not take disc. says loading when you put disc in and then says no disc. will not play

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This is a known problem with the DVP3020.

I am assuming that your lens cleaner is for CD as well.

Although identical, CDs & DVDs store data completely differently, which means DVD players need two lasers to read both formats.

It sounds like the DVD laser has failed on your player, which is why it will still play your lens cleaner.

Unfortunately the cost of replacing the laser outweighs the value of the player.
The DVP3020 has been replaced by the DVP3120 which is far more reliable.

The DVP3120 with a multi-region modification can be bought for £17.99 from CheapestElectrical.

Click here for details:

http://www.cheapestelectrical.co.uk/catalogue.php?category=6&title=DVD+%26+Video

Posted on May 14, 2008

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