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  1. #1
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    MY DVD player Keeps Freezing

    Hi

    I took my pc to bestbuy to fix my dc rw and my dvd player cause neither worked--- the CD RW wouldnt read blanck cds and the DVD player would freeze every 30 seconds when watching a movie and stay froze from anywher from 10 second to 30 seconds

    Well they fixed the CD RW - had to buy a new one and they said they fixed the DVD player... lol no they didnt fix that

    Just got done trying to watch man apart - froze every 30 secodns fro atlest 5 seconds then got longer to like 30 seconds

    Anyone know why this is

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    RAM? Just a guess though.

    I get a touch of split second freezing from time to time on my Samsung DVD player, so I can imagine it's driving you around the bend having to deal with that.
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    * hey

    Nope not RAM unless 1 gig is not enoguh

    So I have 1 GIG any other ideas of what oculd be causing this?

    It is driving me crazy - I looked inside (Idont know much) and all wires are connected and everything... IT IS KILLING ME

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    You checked to make sure the DVD is not scratched?

    Your only other option would be to try running a DVD off your computer and not the actual DVD Player and see if you get the same problems.
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    Hmmm ... sounds more like a software problem then anything. What app are you using to watch your movies?
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    Nope

    Its not the DVD movie - plays fine on my dvd player that goes with my TV

    Nope not the software - I have treid Actual Real Player, PC Friendly DVD player, and even bought a 20 dollar one called DVD Zone

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    Upgraded your graphics drivers lately? Could be caused by bad sound drivers also depending on your sound settings..

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    Have you tried other DVD's.
    Many DVD's will play fine in a dedicated player but the DVD drives are more sensitive to scratches etc.

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    Do you have access to another DVD drive? Maybe borrow one from a friend. Then you can establish if it's the drive or not.
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    ?

    Originally posted by x222943
    Upgraded your graphics drivers lately? Could be caused by bad sound drivers also depending on your sound settings..
    My grpahics card is radeon 7000 - do I need to upgrade? When you say upgrade do you mean updates or buy a better graphcis card - as it works for eveyrthing else

    My sound card is an on board with my mobo - KT333 LITE from soyo - plays all my cds and all never had probs there...

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    Onboard sound cards can be a huge problem when it comes to compatibility issues.
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    so...

    So does everyone think it is my sound card

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    Yes ... yes we do. But try to find a dvd drive that you can install and test in your system ... it would help you to figure it out.
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    also, is DMA enabled on the IDE controller the dvd drive is conntected too.

    DMA usually improoves dvd performance bigtime.

    especially if you have slower hardware, eg, slow soundcard

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    ok

    so if it is my onbaord sound card -- would I have to buy a new motherboard alon with a new sound card... since the motherboard has the sound card.

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    If ther disks are the slightest bit dirty,it will cause freezing.

    I've had this happen MANY times,try cleaning your disks and you should be good 2 go!!!!

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    Re: ok

    Originally posted by lokodezine
    so if it is my onbaord sound card -- would I have to buy a new motherboard alon with a new sound card... since the motherboard has the sound card.
    No, depending on the motherboard you either disable via a jumper on the board itself (unlikely) or you disable it in the bios (very likely).

    then you just push the new sound card in and install

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    You are all off base. No one sugested that it may be the DVD ROM's lens that is dirty. I had this same problem with both my PC DVD ROM and my home DVD player. I thought it was the disks themselves, but it was not. I got a cleaning disk for the player, and it worked like a dream, no more freezing.
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    pixel

    ok will try - I have a lens cleaner at home, Ill try right when I get home, but honestly doubt thats the problem casue the drive has only been used 3 times

    Also its not the disk, if u mean the dvd disk - the dude, because it worked on other dvd players

    Sopmethings a matter and i dont know what

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    Originally posted by pixetech
    You are all off base. No one sugested that it may be the DVD ROM's lens that is dirty. I had this same problem with both my PC DVD ROM and my home DVD player. I thought it was the disks themselves, but it was not. I got a cleaning disk for the player, and it worked like a dream, no more freezing.
    the way no one has probably mentioned that his dvd drive was sent for repair wasn't it.

    Must admit, if the drive is oldish, then i doubt its the lens dirty, reason being, in 4 years 2 dvd drives of mine have gone dodgy, random reading problems, etc

    wasn't dirty lens, was probably due to parts over heating.

    a lot of people i have spoken have also said that the early dvd drives are dodgy.

    im on my third now

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