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Will not initialize a new disk; often freezes up when trying.

Put in new disk and prompt asks if it should be initialized. select yes, and player either freezes or ejects the disc without doing anything. Resetting per the manual does not always reset, and unit has to be unplugged to reset. It did initialize disks when it was brand new but started above problem at about 10 months. Not heavily used.

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Hello, I would suggest opening the unit & cleaning the lens with a cotton swab lightly soaked with rubbing alcohol. Especially if it has been used in an enviroment wich is dusty or the unit has been smoked around. Also, are you using the same type of discs, Some discs are better quality than others try using Imation they read in almost anything. Also if you do have to clean the lens you may want to lighty lubricate the rails the laser moves on using a drop or two of 3in1 oil per rail.

If it still will not work then I would say that the laser pickup is failling. Specificly the laser used for burning the disc, Since there are usually two lasers one for burning & one for playback.

Posted on Feb 17, 2008

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