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Get video but not audio.. may have cables connected improperly??

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It's either cables not connected correctly, or the TV that you are connecting it to is muted or the audio source isn't correct (for example running thru an external audio system). Try connecting it to another TV in the house and if it works, then you'll know if it is or if it's not the DVD player itself. Also try a different audio cable. If it's RCA plugs (typically, the older style with Yellow, Red, and White colors on the connections), it's odd for them to fail, but not sure the connections you have.

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