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    DVD not working

    We have had a sky system installed with a DVD player. Our DVD player isn't working comes up 'unknown ' disc. Can you help?

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    Re: DVD not working

    the only times i have seen this is when you have been trting to play a copy or home made dvd...normally on a rewritable dvd...

    there are many incompatiability issues between makes of dvds and dvd players...and finding the correct combination of disc v player is a job and a half..

    is the player ok with an original dvd or a simple music cd....it should be...
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    Re: DVD not working

    Still trying to sort this out cleaned all my DVD's and it seemed to have done the trick but tonight I've tried to play a pre recorded DVD and an original one with the same response 'unknown disc type'. Any further suggestions?

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    Re: DVD not working

    This is most likely one of two problems: a dirty lens or a component failure - most likely in the transport.

    However, you should start by cleaning the lens in the player. Dirt on the lens can cause read errors and it does not take very much to cause problems. Factors that contribute to a dirty lens include the amount of airborne dust in the room, residue from smoking, dander from pets, and poor DVD care (e.g., inserting dirty disks into the player).

    you can get dvd player lens cleaners from all good electrical shop (and some bad elctrical shops also).
    although i have not tried it on DVD's, i have used olive oil or washing up liquid to help clean up dirty music CD's...put cd under tap of luke warm water, apply oil or liquid, then with a soft damp tissue gently clean the disk. rinse and leave out to dry.
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    Re: DVD not working

    I thought I had solved this but to day the problem returned. Inserted a new disc and the same message came up - unknown disc. Should I go and buy a new DVD?

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