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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-05 02:52 PM
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Should I get my DVD player repaired, or just buy a new one?
I thought it was dirty, but it won't even play the lens cleaner disc.

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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-05 02:53 PM
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1. pitch it
they will charge you more just to open it than a new one will cost
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-05 02:54 PM
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3. I'd like to toss your ass out, too
:D
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-05 02:57 PM
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12. but THAT is worth opening up!
:bounce:
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-05 02:53 PM
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2. They're so cheap these days.
Even though it's wasteful, it's cheaper to get a new one.
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-05 02:54 PM
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7. yeah -- just did comparison pricing
and they start at $35.

:hi:
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gordianot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-05 02:54 PM
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4. On your computer?
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-05 02:54 PM
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5. Get a new one
I don't even know any reputable repair places anymore.
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Hobarticus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-05 02:54 PM
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6. I gave up and bought a new one...they're cheap as dirt.
I had my old one fixed, once, and it still wouldn't read DVDs right. Didn't even bother taking the old one back to try again.

Bought a 5-disc changer for $150. No worries, since.
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ISUGRADIA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-05 02:55 PM
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8. I hate our disposable society but I bet it will be cheaper
to buy a new one $30-$100 depending on make and sales going on than the cost to repair it. Labor alone for an hour would probably make repairing prohibitive.

Is it an old machine? You might call and check repair prices first.
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-05 02:55 PM
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9. Buy the same model
Then put this one in the box and take it back and say it doesn't work. Ask for your money back..LOL
:evilgrin:
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ISUGRADIA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-05 02:57 PM
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13. careful with that idea
we had a mayor here in MN that did the same thing with clothes and got busted. She had to resign as mayor and got put into some program instead of jail time or a fine.
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-05 03:08 PM
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15. Oh..I would never do it
It was just a joke. I'm sure people do it all the time though.
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-05 04:28 PM
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27. You'd get busted too
These things have serial numbers for a reason.
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lazarus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-05 02:55 PM
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10. yup, dump it
Edited on Thu Jun-16-05 03:01 PM by lazarus
Pick up a new one. Don't go too cheap, though, or you won't get decent quality.

I've gotten hooked on the 5 disc players. You can put multiple discs in and scoot around watching what you want.

Check out this beauty:

Sony has a 400 disc player that plays DVD-RW/-R (VR and Video Mode) DVD+RW/+R Playback, SACD Multi-Channel/MP3/CD-R/CD-RW.

Sweet!

I'm hoping to get this for Clausmas.

One other recommendation: Check the remote! I got a new DVD player I really like, except that I hate the remote. I got too used to my old RCA remote, and now the buttons are all in the wrong place. :-)
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-05 03:13 PM
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16. Thanks, Laz
:hi:
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lazarus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-05 03:14 PM
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17. Love ya, babe
:hi:
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name not needed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-05 02:56 PM
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11. How can you afford these things!
:D
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-05 03:21 PM
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20. HEZBOLLAH!!!!
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-05 02:57 PM
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14. Hubby used to repair electronic stuff on the side
then they closed the one store where he could buy the parts. Can't even get them online anymore. So he says throw it away and buy a new one.
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GalleryGod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-05 03:19 PM
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18. Shitcan,then, BUY.
$39.00 around these here parts :hi:
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MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-05 03:20 PM
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19. We've paid to have one looked at
to determine whether it was worth repairing.

It would've been cheaper to just pitch it in the first place. Pitch it.
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-05 03:21 PM
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21. cheap b*tch
:D :hide: :D :* :bounce: :loveya: :hide:
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-05 03:28 PM
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22. at least I don't wear a fake ass!!
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-05 03:41 PM
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23. i'm 100% REAL baby!
:D

go ahead, give me a squeeze
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-05 03:46 PM
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24. you're not Charmin!!!!!
:P
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-05 03:49 PM
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25. but i AM Charming!!!
:bounce:

go ahead. want me to turn around? :P
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malmapus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-05 03:52 PM
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26. Been asking myself the same
Actually brought it to my workplace and took it apart to try and see what was wrong. Actually thought I had it (there wasn't enough pressure being put on the DVD from that top plate for the DVD to spin on the platter). But yeah 45 mins into "The Two Towers" and it stops again.
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