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Yes my trusty ole' blu-ray is skipping/freezing.

Model is a Samsung BD-C5500, just out of warranty by 6 months. Seriously, does this happen with consumer electronics that they just seem to "die" just out of the warranty period? Seems that way.....

Anything I can do to revive my C5500? Maybe a can of air to clean it out?

Any suggestions would be great.

http://www.samsung.com/us/video/blu-ray-dvd/BD-C5500/XAA
    
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Have you tried updating the firmware?

And what program are you using to play the blurays?
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http://www.samsung.com/us/support/downloads/BD-C5500/XAA

I would not recommend using AIR Take the unit apart and gain access to the laser optical lens,
Get a cotton bud and some CPU (or something of the like) cleaner and spin it gently over the lens and then use a dry one to dry it off,

Make sure you dont get the cotton bud soaked,
Edited by macca_dj - 10/3/11 at 6:28am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fibre_optics;15158942 
Have you tried updating the firmware?

And what program are you using to play the blurays?

Updated to the latest.
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Originally Posted by macca_dj;15158953 
http://www.samsung.com/us/support/downloads/BD-C5500/XAA

I would not recommend using AIR Take the unit apart and and gain access to the laser optical lens,
Get a cotton bud and some CPU (or something of the like) cleaner and spin it gently over the lens and then use a dry one to dry it off,

Make sure you dont get the cotton bud soaked,

So don't do that? or do that?

The movie that does it is Transformers : Dark of the Moon. Just tried another movie, ie Chicken Little. Plays fine. No skips. I think it may be a defective disk.
Edited by bluedevil - 10/3/11 at 5:41am
    
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Like I said I would not recommend using Air ;-)
Edited by macca_dj - 10/3/11 at 7:30am
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post #6 of 12
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Exchanged the disc, happens in the same exact spot. Talked with a co-worker with a blu-ray player as well as the same disc, happens to him in the same spot. Manufacturing flaw. Yay!
    
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Tried all the above, still skips. Bought a $88 LG from Walmart, all is fine now.
    
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Next time, buy from Costco. IF it doesn't work, take it back and get a new one. Best warranty on the planet.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Bear;15255755 
Next time, buy from Costco. IF it doesn't work, take it back and get a new one. Best warranty on the planet.

Let me check the where the nearest Costco is.....
attachment.php?attachmentid=233149&stc=1&d=1318305103

Wow....just wow. Please think before you post.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bluedevil;15255788 
Let me check the where the nearest Costco is.....
attachment.php?attachmentid=233149&stc=1&d=1318305103

Wow....just wow. Please think before you post.

Nowhere in this entire thread, nor your location, does it say exactly where in Michigan you are located.
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