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If your CD or DVD player stops reading, insert a CD cleaner disk in the device & run it several times to clean the dirt off the optics. The CD cleaner disk has brushes on the data side of the disk which sweep the optics clean.

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Dvd disc want play. Attempted to play several disc with negative results. Receive message that says"No Disc".


  • This could be a real easy fix actually. When you have a disk in the DVD player and it says "NO DISK" the 1 of 3 things is going on.
  1. Make sure you have a non home made DVD. Some DVD players will not play DVD'S in certain formats.
  2. If you have a normal DVD in the DVD player and are getting "NO Disk" then there is a real good possibility the lens is just so dirty that it is not recognizing your DVD at all. This happens a lot to all disk players that are neglected from the cleaning process. Get a disk player cleaner and run it through a few times until the disk is read again. Sometimes the lens is so dirty you have to try a few times just to get the cleaner disk itself to play just to do the actual cleaning. Make sure to run that cleaner disk through once a week. These disk cleaners "sweep" the lens and work well. You can get one at your local Best Buy for $8usd.
  3. The last thing it could be is that somehow the lens has come out of alignment. Just a millimeter out of alignment is all it takes to not be able to read a disk and DVD players get bumped and knocked off the shelf easy. So this can happen often especially with the more smaller travel DVD player.

  • Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa.

Regards, Tony

Jul 19, 2011 | Durabrand DUR85

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Asus DRW-241st stopped recognizing any DVD's though it still reads CD's. Other then that it seems to be running just fine.


Good day sir, Try to clean it with a CD lens cleaner if problem persist.I recommend replacing your optical disk drive or use it as a slave for reading CD's so that your new ODD will last long. in my opinion most DVDRAM, player etc. can read most formats except Bluray disc. using the device from reading CD,VCD and DVD lessen's the device life span.
sometimes if we rarely use the ODD its already not working.

Jun 29, 2011 | ASUS DRW 24B1ST Disk drive DVD RW ( R...

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why my DVDs room player cannot read while it is playing?


buy a CD/DVD lense cleaner...and clean the device...the cleaner looks as CD disk...and it has the cleaner attacehd in that....insert that and run it for some time....
now try play a CD/DVD

Feb 17, 2011 | Sony DW-D22AB : DVD+/-RW 16X Dual Layer...

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My LG, HDD/DVD recorder Model DBRH1979 cannot read any dvd or cd discs, I hear very little drive noises.the HDD is OK.Can someone help please? thank you Lou Same


using a dvd/cd cleaner, clean the optical lens of the unit, it could be some dirt that make the player not to read every cd you inserted.

May 30, 2009 | LG DBRH197H DVD Player/HDD Recorder

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Toshiba 32'' Model 32HLV66 DVD/TV Combo - DVD won't play


you must do a optical head cleaning on the unit, could be the optical lens was dirty thats why it can't read any disc inserted.

you Lens cleaner for CD & CD-ROM player
With Voice instruction (English), Music and Automatic stop
Scientifically designed, easy to use and keeps your player's sound at optimum condition

Nov 23, 2008 | Toshiba MD13N3 13 in. TV/DVD Combo

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