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DVD players with IDE drive mechanisms

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Joe Kelleher, May 11, 2005.

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  1. Joe Kelleher

    Joe Kelleher Guest

    I've just been given a Philips DVD634 DVD player,with an internal layout
    that appears refreshingly simple for a piece of consumer electronics. Even
    better, the drive appears to be a regular IDE DVD-ROM drive. Looking on
    these groups and some other web sites, it turns out that this is a common
    arrangement, but there are claims that some manufacturers are moving over to
    proprietary connections. Is this rather sensible design going to disappear
    again? Or are these proprietary connections really IDE connections without
    added expense of a proper ribbon cable? When I buy players in future, I
    really want to make sure they are IDE based, if I can.

    Incidentally, the player I've got almost always gives NO DISC with the only
    commercial DVD movie I own, but will quite happily play MP3s off a few
    DVD+Rs, suggesting it's not the DVD pickup. What might it be then?


  2. Bob

    Bob Guest

    "Joe Kelleher"
    A cleaning disc solved that problem for me.

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