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My DVD player is becoming very selective about the DVD's it will play, and the ones that it rejects as the wrong "format". It seems to be getting more selective by the day, and prefers newer DVD's with less scratches. I suspect perhaps the laser is dirty or damaged. It's a very new player, and I've only encountered problems recently. Any advice? Is there a simple and safe way to attempt cleaning it at home, or does it need a professional service?

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    This is very helpful, but would like confirmation that this will work first.

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Put a little amount of type -A grease in the rail roller bars .. rail roller bars is under the tray ,moving back and forth bringing the lense set,,only the rail roller bars not the moving parts and buy a special lense cleaner to clean the lense this i do treat a problem like yours..

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Ya, it does sound like the lense is dirty. To clean it you can pick up a cleaning CD or DVD. It basically will clean your lense while it plays. You can find them at bestbuy or circuit city. The CD actually has a brush on it and will wipe the dust from the lense while the disk plays. Keep me posted. If you thought this solution was helpful please rate it when you get a chance. Thanks - Tech101

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