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What to Do When Samsung DVD Player Keeps Pausing

It is quite weird that Samsung DVD player pauses every 3 seconds or longer. A Not Available message appears when the disc starts playing. If you are running into such an issue, check our solutions.

Let's start with the causes. Figuring out where the problem lies helps stop Samsung DVD player from pausing. The problem may be the DVD player itself and the disc you are playing. For example, the DVD player hardware issue, dirty or damaged disc, etc. If the issue only happens to one disc, the disc may be to blame. If all your discs freeze when playing on your Samsung DVD player, the cause may be the hardware breakdown. Below are some tips you can try.

Tips on Fixing Samsung DVD Player Freezes

1. Make sure the DVD disc you are playing is clean. The picture may freeze when the disc has finger marks, dust, scratches, etc. Use a soft cloth to remove dust. There may be dust in the Samsung DVD player and on the optical lens. Clean your DVD player with a cloth or a DVD player cleaning disc.

2. If you connect your Samsung DVD player to a TV, check the HDMI cable and inputs on the TV. Try another cable.

3. Perform a firmware update if it is available for the player.

4. Unplug and restart the DVD player and play the disc again to see whether the error is fixed.

5. Do a power reset on the unit. Unplug the power cord of the DVD player, a few minutes later, plug it back, then turn on the DVD player.

6. Do a factory reset.

7. Contact Samsung Customer Care for further support.

8. Ask for repairing or exchanging after doing all the above steps and the Samsung DVD player still keeps freezing. Learn what to do when the DVD playback is jerky on Samsung DVD player.

9. Contact the manufacturer for help. Or find a new external DVD drive for your laptop >>

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author - Donna Peng

Donna Peng

Donna Peng's fascination with multimedia began at an early age - shortly after she licked the physical disc and then she's been obsessed ever since. Her decade-long career at Digiarty after the graduation has seen her unmatched expertise in the field of DVD, digital video, software and anything related to home theatre. She is currently fascinated with photography.

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