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Color to black and white and back again

This DVD player worked fine for years. Lately, however, it sometimes loses color and plays color DVDs in black and white. A DVD sometimes even goes from color to black and white and back again while viewing. There is no pattern to this that I can discern. Is there a way to fix this?

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  • Anonymous Jun 12, 2008

    I have a similar problem. DVD works just fine except it plays EVERYTHING in black & white. I've tried pushing every button on the front of the player to go back to color -- I still think my then 3-year old was to blame for part of the problem. I would like to try the cable fix, but I am pretty clueless behind the back of systems.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    Black and white to color on screen.

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If you are using S-video cables for your video, try replacing the cable. svideo has 2 lines in it, one for color (chroma) and another for brightness (or black and white-ness (lumina) if one of those little pins is broke, or missing, or the cable is bad, this may be the case.

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