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Will not play

The little spring on the back left side of the lid that opens up to put the disc in is broken, or has come lose so it does not allow the back left to close all the way. therefor the disc will not spin, and no menu or anything will come on. i just get a blue screen. if i squeeze it gently it will shut, but still nothing. the front closes with no problem, it's just the back left that ever so slightly will not properly close. what i am sure i need is a repair shop. any help on one in my orange county area. thank you.

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It is damaged and need to be replaced.

Posted on May 12, 2017


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SOURCE: My daughter's DVD player is not working. Not sure of brand but has CSIR in kryptic type writing, purchased duty free.

Did you try the laser. If the laser is misaligned it will not pick up the necessary information. It could be a case that this might even be broken, if so return it to where you purchased and ask for a replacement. I say this because this was the problem I had recently.

Posted on Jun 28, 2007


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