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Skipping My portable dvd player is skipping when i put a dvd in in the dvd is new and the dvd player is sitting on the table.

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  • sverre_helge Apr 24, 2009

    I have TWO DVD/CD players, Samsung and LG. Looking inside reveals both are quality units. But one skips tracks all the time when playing music CD's, but plays DVD's seemingly ok, the other one refuses to 'see' a DVD/CD disc of any kind! My experience of the seller's repair work under guarentee is abysimal, not worth the agro. So I've tried to check things myself. I've re-oiled the laser-carriages etc., but no apparent faults are visible. I suspect a faulty soldered-joint somewhere, but finding it is cost-prohibitive, both for the manufacturers and me. They should check their electronic-boards more thoroughly before assembling them, check their finished products more thoroughly. I cannot save my old VCR tapes to DVD as the DVD is flawed. I'm going to try to connect my old VCR (Nokia, perfect performance) to a burnable DVD, my Mac computer perhaps, via a scart (DIA connection?) Never again will I buy an expensive DVD/VCR. I now use an el-cheapo Philips DVD for 50 Bucks, both as a DVD and a music CD... and it works and sounds perfectly. Never again.... My old VCR tapes will just have to last.



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Remove and replace the graphite grease from the laser transport worm gear assembly (use the correct Technics stuff), replace the worm gear drive belt, and ensure that the tension spring on the C-shaped plastic piece that rides the gear is OK

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