Hi, need some advice on fixing my player, after playing dvd's for perfectly for about 20-30 mins, it begins to skip/pixelates and finally freezes, locking shut the drawer and rendering controls useless, however after switching off for 10 or so mins, it will work perfectly again before playing up all over again as above.
Has it finally died or am I missing a trick to a simple fix?
Please help as kids are now driving me mad!
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sounds like you will need to clean laser, there are cleaners you can buy out of walmart for this. Don't know if they work well, I take mine apart and use soft cloth and alcohol then letting dry, works fine for me.
I'd almost bet it's time for a new dvd player! often a worn laser unit will freeze first on dvds that are burnt then will skip and freeze on scratched originals then (just like mine) will fail on the goos ones. Time for a new one unless you are will to pay more to get the laser unit replaced! Happy hunting! :)
Check your formatting on the DVD recorder, you need to finalize the disk to be playable on "any" player. That should solve the issue. Your JVC is looking for specific code as it reads the disc, when it's missing or not understood by your JVC it will either stop play or skip over it's interperated missing info. Hope this helps
Does sound like the laser. Realitically, not worth repairing. I'd say you'd be worth connecting a cheap DVD player to the system - then the Sony can carry on providing the surround sound audio and the new DVD player can provide the video. Then, if the cheap DVD player is still going, it can move to a bedroom TV if and when you replace the surround system....
Otherwise, I would imaging the speaker set (and even the non-working DVD player) on its own might fetch a reasonable price on an auction site - anyone who has a stolen DVD unit will probably be desparate for the speakers as Sony don't sell them separately!
Return the unit to the store which you purchased it from. You have an internal problem with the scanner (led) You can first try to clean the led this could be your problem. They sell lens cleaning dvd disks. try it, you have nothing to loose. If this does not work, just bring it back.