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I was unable to play a particular disk in my player. The motor or something just made a fairly loud whirring sound. So, I removed the disk and confirmed that my player is OK by trying 2 different disks. I tried the apparently faulty disk in another player and it seemed to be fine. Now I have a replacement disk with the same movie and again my player just makes the same ugly sound. BUT, when I put this one in my back up player it makes a few sounds and then smooths out BUT never plays. My back up player is a laptop PC and it shows no files on the disk. Any ideas?? I will try a 3rd disk but I will be surprised if it is any different.
 

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Have you checked online to see if any updates are available for you DVD player?
Does the movie appear clean on the playing side?
 

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Responding to Drabdr, how would I update my main standalone DVD player. Also, both disks appear clean and have no label or anything that might account for vibration.
To update my original post, I have tried the 2nd faulty disk in another DVD player and it plays fine. Why would a disk only vibrate in 2 different players and yet play fine in another? Other disks play fine in my 2 players.
 

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Responding to Drabdr, how would I update my main standalone DVD player.
The newer players have USB port on the back of them. You can check the mfg. website to see if they hav a firmware update. You can download it on a flash drive; then follow the service instructions in the service screen.

Also, both disks appear clean and have no label or anything that might account for vibration.
To update my original post, I have tried the 2nd faulty disk in another DVD player and it plays fine. Why would a disk only vibrate in 2 different players and yet play fine in another? Other disks play fine in my 2 players.
That's a good question, and I'm kind of stumped on that. The only thing I can think of is the "questionable" DVD is just warped enough to not play in the "questionable" DVD player.
 

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No warp that I can see in either disk. And my main player is too old to have a USB port. I will think about replacing it. Tomorrow I will receive a 3rd copy of the same disk. If it won't work I will give up and move on.
 

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No warp that I can see in either disk. And my main player is too old to have a USB port. I will think about replacing it. Tomorrow I will receive a 3rd copy of the same disk. If it won't work I will give up and move on.
Hopefully that third disk will work fine. I would be cautious of the sources of the disks if they 2nd one did not play in your computer.

Let us know how it goes. Sorry I could not be any more help.
 

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Just received a 3rd copy of "Stone Angel" AND IT WORKS FINE!!! The owner of these disks in Netflix
 

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Just received a 3rd copy of "Stone Angel" AND IT WORKS FINE!!! The owner of these disks in Netflix
Wow!

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