DVD player is slowly dying.

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  1. Michael Geiger

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    I bought a Pioneer DV-525 a little over 2 years ago. It doubles as my cd and dvd player. Over the past several months it has been getting very picky about what cds it will play. It seems like most of my cdr's require me to cycle the transport several times for it to read. Original cds are not as big a problem but it still won't read them on the first time occasionally. Dvds are no problem. This seems to be random, no corelation with disc condition. Sometimes it plays a scratched up disk the first time. I bought a brand new chemical bros cd last week and it wouldn't read it until the 5th or sixth time I ejected and reinserted. I've used a laser lens cleaner at least once every couple months since I purchased it. Does anyone have any ideas as to what's happening ? Is there anything preventative I can do ? Can this problem be fixed inexpensively ? Should I start saving for a new one ? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    I don't put much faith in those lense cleaners.

    So, it sounds as if this player gets a lot of use. About how many hours per week, do you think?

    Given how inexpensive DVD players have become, while getting better in the process, a new player should not be so daunting a prospect. And that's what I'd be thinking about now.
     
  3. Keith Mickunas

    Keith Mickunas Cinematographer

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    Some Sonys have a laser alignment function in their service menu. You might want to do some hunting and see if your Pioneer has the same thing. Its supposed to help clear up problems like this.
     
  4. Jimmie Lee

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    Michael,

    I have a three year old Pioneer DV-05 player that has been showing the same symptoms as you describe. Although I don't have any answer to the problem, perhaps this is a Pioneer issue. Does anyone else have a Pioneer player that randomly rejects disks?
     
  5. Leon Liew

    Leon Liew Stunt Coordinator

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    I have the Pioneer DV525 since 1999.Its still holding out
    perfectly maybe because its strictly a DVD player for me.
    I have a separate CD player thus reducing its workload.
    Well sometimes it boils down to luck.If you are lucky the
    machine will last. [​IMG]
     
  6. Patrick Cate

    Patrick Cate Stunt Coordinator

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    I have the same problem with my Pioneer DV-05. It will play DVD's fine, but some CD's won't play. I've only noticed it recently. At first I thought it might be because the first CD's I tried that exibited the problem were Japanese and Korean imports. Since they were recent CD's I also thought they might be some of the new copy protected CD's I've been hearing about. I've since pretty much ruled out those possibilities though and now realize that my player is probably just slowely dieing. I'm pretty mad about this actually since I honestly don't use my DVD player much, and certainly not much recently. It has certainly made me rethink buying another Pioneer player.
     
  7. Brian Harnish

    Brian Harnish Screenwriter

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    I've had my Pioneer DV-525 since January of 2000. No problems whatsoever and I use it every day. [​IMG]
     

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