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post #1 of 6 Old 01-17-2010, 09:01 PM - Thread Starter
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I upgraded HD-DVD A20 to firmware 4.0 couple of weeks ago. Everything was fine till today when in the middle of KingKong I got disk read error message. I took the disk out for inspection and found it to be free of smudges and scrathes. I cleaned it anyway and put it back in the player. It went on and on with loading with none of the other function keys working. I finally gave up and power down the unit by taking the power cord out of the outlet hoping to reset the player. When I plugged the unit back all the functions were back. Now I can play only SD DVDs on the player. Any attempt to play a HDDVD locks the unit in loading and the only way to regain the control is by killing the power. Any one has experience with this issue. What can I do to watch HD-DVDs. I have a large collection and dont want to let go of this unit.
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decently common failure. In the end I think the drive itself is probably going to have to be replaced.
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Can you please elaborate a little.
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I think he means the hd-dvd rom drive. Think cd-rom drive for a pc. many of the toshiba's used the same drive, and can be swapped out.

Thats if you can find a working one cheap. Might be better to get a player off ebay. I can't imagine them costing much.

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Where can I find direction to swap the drives? I also own a brand new A3 that I can take the donor drive.
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Where can I find direction to swap the drives? I also own a brand new A3 that I can take the donor drive.

I think A3 has a different drive. You need a drive from an A2, A20 or XA2. Open it up its self explanatory. Look for broken A2s or A20s on ebay that say they are "stuck on welcome".
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