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Old 07-12-22, 09:24 PM
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Playback problem with my 1997 Toshiba SD-2000 DVD Player

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Iíve been having a problem with my 1997 Toshiba SD-2000 DVD player. Whenever I try to play a manufactured-on-demand disc, the player will try to read the disc for a length of time and then it will quit and display an error message on the screen (usually some sort of code). I donít seem to have this issue when I play conventionally made DVDs. Thereís something about the MOD discs that the player has trouble with. Iíve cleaned the laser lens with a soft cloth and Iíve made sure the laser assembly moves without any resistance - so Iím pretty sure those arenít the issue. Any suggestions from someone with more knowledge on the subject would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
Old 07-12-22, 09:46 PM
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Re: Playback problem with my 1997 Toshiba SD-2000 DVD Player

Good try cleaning the lens, that would be my first suggestion. It sounds like the laser is wearing out and canít handle less than perfect (i.e. standard conventionally made) DVDs that are easier to read. It happens.
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Re: Playback problem with my 1997 Toshiba SD-2000 DVD Player

Most likely a first-generation player can't play burned DVDs. Even ones a bit later were iffy with them, some wouldn't play burned dual-layer or rewritable discs for example. If it still plays regular discs then be thankful it still works.
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Re: Playback problem with my 1997 Toshiba SD-2000 DVD Player

Originally Posted by Alan Smithee
Most likely a first-generation player can't play burned DVDs. Even ones a bit later were iffy with them, some wouldn't play burned dual-layer or rewritable discs for example.
Good point! I recall some would also only play burned DVD-R and not burned DVD+R.

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