Originally Posted by ParticleZX
It's a laser cleaner. Ok so I'm confused now. It just played Kung-fu(multiple tried successes), Iron Man, and Horton without any problems. Still working off 1.3. You're probably right about the loader. I got it from Best Buy with a service plan but I'm a bit leary about having them send it off cause I have a feeling they'll just say it's too expensive to fix pick out something comperable. Thanks for the input Mr.K.
If you have a service plan have them send it right to Sammy for repair. It's $110 and fedex ground will run you /them less than $20 to ship it there. It would be worth it to get a new free loader. The ones I have got back from there or put new '08 loaders in have been problem free, so far that is.
If they send it somewhere else the loader alone will be >$250 plus shipping and are usually on backorder from all the sources. I assume Sammy is refurbing loaders since one I got back has a '07 loader, but acts the same as my '08s? I was frankly shocked since it was repaired just over a year ago in the spring of '09 and I assumed it had a '08. Might have just been on the back shelf and the don't rotate their stock or the are so low in supply that they are fixing all the broken ones. For me it is not worth the time to tear into the loader so I just replace the entire loader.
If the loader on my project player is in fact dead I'm going to dissect it to see if there is anything that can be done to prolong the life of these. I'm guessing that after a couple years use and the high heat this thing puts out that the glue for the laser alignment is breaking down and putting these out of alignment?
These audio drops are getting annoying. Only other movie I have had this much audio issues with was clash of the titans, if I remember right. Edit: it was the Wolfman not Clash that had trouble.