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Conia dvd player problem

Dear Sir/Madame My Conia DVD player (not recorder) has: M550 printed on the front of the unit. The problem I am increasingly experiencing is: Freezing, or sticking when I play orrowed DVDs and 'home burnt' DVDs that have been viewed a number of times and consequently have lots of very fine scratches (yet with no obviously terminal damage). The sticking problem occurs both when playing, as well as when fast-forwarding. The sticking problem can occurr every few seconds making the program impossible to watch, or else it can stop the program altogether. The sticking problem is usually accompanied by an unusual sound which at this stage I will refrain from attempting to describe in case I confuse your prognosis. The sticking problem only rarely occurs when playing DVDs that have been recorded by my family on a separate DVD recording machine, which we presume is becase there are NO scratches on those disks whatsoever. As my Conia DVD is no longer in the warranty period, I would be extremely grateful if you are able to assist me in this matter. I am relatively practical, so would not be afraid to open the unit and check/replace parts if you are able to explain roughly what to do. Kind regards Dale + 61 405 467616

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Dale, Have you tryed yet to clean the lens surface on the dvd player yet ?? A small build-up of film or dust can make a cd/dvd player's tracking ability to go downhill quit fast. The lens Im talking about it on the Laser Pick-Up assy. Us an approved cleaning disc to do this or take off the top cover and take a small q-tip with just damped with alcohol. Very carefully clean the surface in a circular motion and let dry then clean again with a dry q-tip to get off anything lefyt on the lens. Now for the disc. Those small scratchs can be gotten rid of with a disc resurfacer. The disc resurfacer will work on very minor and shallow scratchs. you can only get rid of them if you dont see any dark inside the scratch or you can barley feel the scratch with your thumb nail. If the cleaning dosent assist you then the unit will neeed a tracing/focus alighnment and thi is something you cannot do unles you have an alighnment/service manual and the proper equipment-ie scope & alighnment disc's. Good Luck

Posted on May 02, 2006


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