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Is my player knackered...?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by SanPedro, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. SanPedro

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    On good discs it's fine. On anything less than perfect discs it skips like Mohammed Ali and films are unwatcheable. The same films BTW are fine on the DVD player in the PC.

    It's an old Samsung that must 6 years old now. Is it ready for the knackers or what?

    Chris
     
  2. bonzobanana

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    You could try a lense cleaning disc. Either a cd or dvd type (it really doesn't matter which).

    Alternatively if your feeling brave you could try adjust the dvd drive inside. You normally get a variable resistor somewhere near the laser to adjust laser power. Sometimes two or three. Mark them with a tippex and only try absolutely minimal adjustments either clockwise or anticlockwise. I believe typical adjustments are dvd laser power, cd laser power and speed. Sometimes its speed that can help and sometimes actual laser power. If it doesn't help put it back to the point it was before.

    Realistically though, dvd players are so cheap now that it may not be worth your time. Amazon do a dvd player delivered to your door for £19.99!
     
  3. SanPedro

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    Thanks Bonzo

    The cleaner sounds worth a try.

    But I think this may be a good opportunity to upgrade. My machine is so old it won't play MP3 files, DVDr and of course there's no DVi or even component output.

    Cheers

    Chris
     
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    6 years old - probably knackered
     
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    :eek: Chuffing heck things barely last 6 months around here :rolleyes: :D

    Adrenochrome.
     
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    i do not recomend adjusting the laser power, optical pick ups are heat sensitive and increasing the laser power will push the heat level up and fek your laser probably in a mater of hours :nono:

    the lens cleaner disc is a better option but it may just be that tolerences on a 6 year old machine arnt what they are on new more modern equipment. also if any of the discs are copies its highly unlikely that a 6 year old machine will have anything to do with them
     
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    Is it a Sammy 807 or 709? My 807 isn't working with some discs as well.
     

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