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Old 12-13-02, 10:54 AM
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Is it normal for a player to make a loud sound when I play a DVD?

Does anyone know if it normal for a dvd to make a loud sound when it is spinning in my pioneer dvd player tray? It seems as if some dvds make a louder noise than others. Even with the tv volume turned up, this noise is still annoying. I clean my dvd lense on a regular basis but this doesn't help. Is there any way to eliminate (or reduce) this noise?
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Old 12-13-02, 10:58 AM
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Old 12-13-02, 01:42 PM
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What kind of noise is it? It shouldn't have anything to do with the laser lens. Might be a bad bearing on the motor assembly. Could also be an out of balance DVD, but unless it was really severely out of balance, it shouldn't make too much noise unless it's a high speed device like a DVD-ROM in your computer.
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Old 12-14-02, 11:33 AM
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It sounds like a spinning dvd. Anyone else have dvds that spin loudly in their players?
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Old 12-14-02, 12:09 PM
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Anyone else have dvds that spin loudly in their players?
Yeah, mine sometimes sounds loud when the dvd is spinning. I've had the dvd player for years and could never figure out why. Sometimes it does it, sometimes it doesn't. However, most of the time the sound quiets down after a few minutes of playing. Also, the sound does not seem to affect the picture, sound, etc.
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Old 12-14-02, 03:22 PM
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Lots of the cheaper plays do this. I have a Pioneer 414 and it is normal. If it is wone of the better players I would be worried.
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If you've got a carpenter's level, I'd suggest checking to make sure that whatever the player is sitting on is exactly level. If it's a little slanted, you will get sound because the disc is scraping the tray. You may not notice damage to the disc or the tray if it's just the edge of the disc hitting it.
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Rush Hour 2 makes a whirring sound on my Panasonic PV-D4752. A rental copy of the movie made the sound and so did a new copy I bought. Weird - as it's the only DVD to ever do this on my player. Doesn't bother me though since the volume of my home theater drowns out the whirring sound.
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