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    Jefferson Casavant May 11, 2010

    Please state when this happened, and if you have DVD software.

    In the meantime, try a Video Head Cleaning CD (it's probably going to run you $5 to ten dollars).  What it is is a CD with brushes on the bottom that take the dust off of the laser lens.

    I found one in a grocery store.  Shouldn't be too hard to find.

    Also called: Laser Lens Cleaner

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Mine was meant to be a solution, sorry.

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Clean it Hope lance is not read.....Or you replace your nearest vendor ............to service it.....Now.

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