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My DV79, is it dead?

Discussion in 'Arcam Owners' Forum' started by philthyanimal, Jul 1, 2005.

  1. philthyanimal

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    When i try and play DVD's on my 79 it makes a horrible clicking noise while saying "load" then flashes up no disc.
    Cant eject the disc, then the machine switches itself off, restarts and i can open the drawer.
    Anyone else ebncountered this?
     
  2. Hifi addict

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    no I have not.
    Have you checked the DVD in your PC? maybe it's a very bad DVD.

    1 other thing that could be the case is that this DVD is from another region. If so, then you have to make your DV79 region free. Search this forum on how to do that. There are multiple threads on it
     
  3. philthyanimal

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    Its all my DVD's its doing it for.
    I've tried them in my pio 757i(which i'm now having to use) and they work
     
  4. Hifi addict

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    have you tried to put a CD in the player and see if that plays. if it's the same story with a CD then I assume you have to return it to the dealer.
     
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    I'll try a CD tonight.
     
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    ok. and 1 more question: did you have this issue as from day one or did it happen just like that?

    the issue could still be that ALL your DVD's have a wrong regioncode
     
  7. philthyanimal

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    nah, started about a week ago, the odd disc that had worked before would flag bad disc, then its got to how it is now.
    Its region modded so its not that. I'll take it back on saturday, see what they can do with it.
    Shame really 'cos its a superb player
     
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    Would you describe Is the clicking noise mechanical or electrical in origin? Does the unit get very hot in operation?
     
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    Its a mechanical clicking sound, a loud ticking almost
     
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    i think it's the same tick what you get when you put in a really unreadable disk. just enter a normal PC cd and listen what happens.... that should be the same sound I assume
     
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    Spookily my dv89 has just done the same thing (except more gradually over a couple of months) so let us know how you get on with any repair...

    BTW, does anyone know if I need to return to the dealer I bought from, or will a nearer one honour the warrranty/affect the repair? Will be ages before i can get back to the original shop (and twice at that probably)
     

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