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My tishiba DVD player has become inconsistent in what DVD it will play. It usde to be that I shoved a DVD disk into the drive and closed it and after a couple of zip sounds the pop up to select which DVD player did I want to use. The default was always Toshiba. When I clicked on the Toshiba DVD player a little whirring later and the program open and began showing the menues of the DVD. Now it just whirrs and zips and clickes and nothing. Some opf my disks still play. At one time they all played


Answers :

Hey Stew

The most probable problem here lies with the lens of you player. Since it still plays some DVD's , it's probably not burnt out so that means that it's dirty. This is supported by the fact that the problem is getting progessively worse.

You will need to give it a good clean to get it going again.

There are two ways to do this
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  1. Lens Cleaning Kit
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  3. Manually Cleaning The Lens

#1 Lens cleaning Kit

Lens\015\012cleaning discs are very convenient and effective when used often. It is\015\012recommended you clean your lens with a cleaner once a month.

You can buy these kits at any department or electronics store and they cost about $5-$10.

The\015\012kit consist of a disc fitted with soft brushes and sometimes a cleaning\015\012solution. You just play the disc in the device for a few minuets and\015\012that's it.

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#2 Manually Cleaning The Lens

The\015\012lens cleaning kits work okay , but sometimes it is not enough to get\015\012the lens clean. This is when you would clean the lens manually.

WARNING\015\012: Remember to disconnect the power supply before removing the outer\015\012case and do not touch any electrical component even after the power is\015\012disconnected.

You will need :
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  1. Q-tip x2
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  3. Isopropyl Alcohol 75% plus , Lens Cleaner or Nailvarnish remover.
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  5. Philips and/or Flat Screwdriver
With DVD players , the cover is normally fastened with multiple screws on the sides , back and under the unit.

When the device is open and you can see the disc tray , you will need to open the tray in most cases to gain access to the lens.

Plug in the power , eject the tray with the remote and plug the unit out when the tray is extended.

Now you should see the DVD lens in the unit which looks like this :

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Now\015\012, take a Q-tip and dip it slightly in your cleaning solution of choice.\015\012Very gently rub the q-tip in a circular motion over the lens being\015\012careful not to put pressure on the lens. Let the q-tip just rest on\015\012your fingers.

Now take the second Q-tip and pull at the cotton\015\012tip to loosen the fibers. Now also in circular motions , dry the lens\015\012gently. Make sure that none of the cotton strands stayed behind on the\015\012lens and then close up the drive.

That should sort you out. Please let me know if you have any questions or need more info

Kind Regards
StephanSA
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