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My Sony DAV-C990 plays CD's and DVD's fine for about the first 20 minutes, then starts to skip and freeze. I read on a particular site that this can be an overheating problem that can be taken care of by using Heatsinks on the bottom side in the area where it feels hot. Is this the typical problem and solution with these units? I have owned mine for several years and do not use it that often. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks, Lu.

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This is a common problem with sony it means unplug me or i will explode, it is a protection of the heat sync and usually means that a cooling fan has shorted out. If under gurentee return to Sony for repair if not under guranebntee as is generally the case check on the net for a replacement fan motor - as far as i know sony were sourcing thier fanns from Sunon there is a German based headquarters - just google sunon europe

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A lot of "aged" problems relate to the power supply with this type of unit. If you are a handy chap and know what capacitors are you will find that finding and replacing the "dry" caps in the power supply will fix most problems including streaky pix and crackly audio.

Posted on Mar 10, 2008

SOURCE: DVD skips or freezes when playing and not related to a scratched or dirty DVD

I think that this is the laser unit as I have three of these units and I have swapped everything but the laser unit.

Posted on Mar 12, 2008

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its better to buy a brand new than to diagnose cause it will be damage again soon.. your money will be useless.

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