Originally Posted by Vic C
I was thinking it could be dust becasue I love my player has been playing everything perfectly. Its still playing my test DTS H D M A Disc perfectly so Im not real sure. It definetly would be easy to pull it out of my rack and blow it out. I dont have a brushless or brush cleaner disc.
I was looking for an excuse to buy the new Marantz but of course the I want is now disscontinued so I either figure out where the problem is or wait it out. My tech has an 05 with bad lazers maby I could work somethingout with him and put my Lazer's ( transport ) from my 51 into the 05 and have an ELITE for pennies bacaue I doubt he will have any use for a dead chasis. Just a lot of work to get my Avitar to play right lol.
Im glad I looked at this threads responce thanks Rick I do need to get back in there and see whats what I was thinking mabe its a heat problem but Ill bet is possible the fan sucked something in and put it in a bad spot!
You need to look back a few pages maybe around page 998, there is a discussion between myself and several others regarding changing drives this is not as simple as one might think, the drives are matched to the mother boards and require a code to be put in if the drive is changed.
I can't help thinking from what you describe though you may have a disc problem with the Avatar BD is there any way you can borrow another just to test or try your disc in another 51/05.
Removing the drive from the player and dissembling it to get at the lens for cleaning requires a level of technical skill and delicate touch but can be done if you are careful. Again there are a couple of posts with a diagram showing how to clean the lens. A quick search on some of my posts this year (I have not posted much this year at all) should bring these up and with the input from others will outline the difficulties you might and will experience. (If I can find it quickly I'll add links, got some other stuff to attend to this afternoon). Added later. Have a look here http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showpost.php?p=20456712&postcount=28966
post by Toshiman regarding lens cleaning and if you go to page 998
of this thread there is quite a bit of discussion from about third the way down regarding swapping out drives and what is needed.
My advice would be first off to try some compressed air from a can used for camera lens and sensor cleaning with an extension tube fitted, squirted into the slot from underneath the tray keeping the can level and unshook (do a test squirt away from the player first to get rid of any residue) so that no liquid is squirted instead of gas. Failing that I use a Maxell brush
cleaner specific for bluray players
(the wind tunnel one is ineffective in most cases). If however the lens is really gungy then it will require a strip down of the drive and cleaned carefully with a cotton bud (I prefer a lens tissue or soft linen cloth but many recommend the cotton bud perhaps because it is easier with the small tip, but is coarser and should be used gently) and rubbing (Isoprophyl) alchoholEdited by Rick R - 7/1/12 at 6:58am