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Old 01-30-04, 11:52 AM
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Defective Born on the Fourth of July!?!

I bought Born on the Fourth of July back in 1998 and it played just fine. I tried playing it again recently and my Panasonic A-310, Toshiba and Samsung machines will not read the disc! What's up?

BTW, I've e-mailed Universal - no response. Is there a number I can phone?

Help please.
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Old 01-30-04, 12:57 PM
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I'm assuming you tried cleaning first just in case?
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Old 01-30-04, 01:39 PM
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I'm picky...

This disc is as good as new. I take care when handling my DVDs. BTW, my proper handling of the discs is exactly why the "trouble" is so weird.

Of course, I do appreciate your response. Few seem to care.
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So this would be what - a birth defect?

Thank you, thank you, I'll be here all week. Try the veal.
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This happened to me on one of my Disney discs (Rescuers Down Under); no problem the first couple of times I played it, but a year later it gradually degraded with each attempted play. The disc surface was mint. Disney customer support was awesome and replaced it post haste.
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I've contacted Universal...

They asked me to mail the disc to them. They also asked about my player and the condition of the disc. I told them which brand player I own and that the disc looked "normal." I should know what's up in about a month or so.
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I had a few Universal discs that wouldnīt play as well, and I just shipped them of to Universal and got new ones no problem at all...and I live in Denmark, and it took about a month and a half, so if you live in the US, it shouldnīt take too long
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Old 02-23-04, 04:44 PM
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I got my replacement disc.

Yeah! However, I don't remember this much edge enhancement and artifacting. The picture was nearly unwatchable! Universal sent the newer 2000 version w/commentary. I sure hope they remaster this baby soon. I'll buy it again if the picture quality is "fixed."
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