I think it's broken - what now?

johndickinson

Active Member
My pioneer dv-525 (think thats the correct model - about 5 yrs old) died last night.

It plays CD's and my R0 Terminator but has problems playing anything which is regionally coded???

The player is multiregional as of Monday but when trying to use it last night to watch a R1 it got as far as the menu and then froze. I thought it was just a dirty disc so gave it a clean however it started clicking.

So do you think that it

a - needs to have a lens cleaner put through it?

b - fixing - not really an option as it would probs be better to get a new player

c - firmware update?

Any suggestions on fix/new player (ideally prog scan, multi region, and to be connected to a plasma)

Many thanks

John
 
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FoxyMulder

Guest
I have read lasers tend to have 1000 hours life to them before they need replacing, perhaps the laser needs replacing, no idea what this would cost and with so many cheap quality players about it might be better buying one of them, i used to have a Toshiba SD 2109 cost me £400 multiregion, last year i replaced it with a Toshiba SD 220 cost me £120 multiregion and the performance is comparable (( although i think the 2109 edges it slightly )) point is prices have fallen and new players with WMA9 HD ability will be released later this year for very cheap prices.
 

Zacabeb

Active Member
If you recently applied the multiregional hack, are you sure it is not the hack that causes this? Do any R1 or R2 discs play at all and does your R0 Terminator still work without problems?
 
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FoxyMulder

Guest
If it plays ur region 0 Terminator ok then it does sound like a firmware problem caused by the hack u tried.
 

johndickinson

Active Member
Thanks for the suggestions but I have been using the hack since I got it as it came as a multiregion player. Is there a way that I can update the firmware?

Cheers

John
 

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