Just got my BDP-83 back after two weeks away (most of that shipping time) to get the "will not open" problem fixed. Everything seems to be in order now. They did replace the loader frame, however, they noted on my repair that the loader was contaminated with excessive dust.
I never leave my player open, don't leave discs out to get dusty, and I don't generally leave the player on for any length of time, so the amount of time the fan is running should also be short. No one ever smokes in my house, and we don't burn incense. We do have a cat and a dog, but neither one sheds in any appreciable amount, and both spend almost all of their time inside, so they don't pick up much dirt. We do have forced-air heating and cooling, but we use microparticle filters that are changed at least every 3 months.
Still, I somehow manage to get a large amount of dust accumulation inside the 83. Is there a way to prevent the normal intake of cooling air from contaminating the loader (or anything else inside) with dust or other contaminants? What do the rest of you do (other than the obvious dusting of the AV cabinet and contents) to keep your 83 clean?
(I'm wondering if the same thing is behind the issue I'm currently having with my 983, where the disc tray opens just fine, but you have to "nudge" it to get it to close. I used the 983 a lot more than usual while the 83 was away for service.)
Edited by dcbii - 1/21/13 at 12:35pm