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How to Fix a Failed DVD Drive

Instructions

  1. Clean the DVD drive completely. Remove the dust and dirt from the laser using CD/DVD cleaner disk. In many cases, this simple task will resolve the DVD failure.
  2. Check your DVD drive settings. Make sure that you're not using "compatibility mode" drivers, and that performance settings are properly set.
  3. Update the driver for your DVD Drive Click "Start," "Control Panel," "System,""Hardware" and then "Device Manager." Highlight your DVD drive, click"Action" and then "Update Driver."
  4. Run troubleshooting software. There are several DVD testing software packages, such as SANDRA and Check It. These applications may be able to identify the exact problem with the DVD drive.
  5. Look for physical problems with the DVD drive. For example, if the drive is vibrating or making strange noises, you can check to see if the DVD drive is loose in the chassis. Another common physical problem is a jammed tray, which may be fixed by inserting a straightened paper clip into the hole next to the tray door.

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after inserting dvd in player it reads no disc


Hi,
Unfortunately , Some DVD players cant read some DVD s and
then it gives either "loading" or " no disc"..reading on the display...

it generally happens when you want to play "A copied DVD/CD " taken from somewhere else..
Just to make sure that such DVD is ok ,you can try to run them on your laptop.If the disc itself has problem, laptop does not read either..
Just in case,quick remedy ,
pls Clean your DVD player's LASER lens .. A clean DVD player Lens ensures that your DVD disc would be read properly. Unfortunately, your DVD player's Lens accumulate as much dust and lint as the other parts of the DVD player. There are many available DVD lens cleaner kits that you can purchase and use to clean your DVD player.

YOUR DVD disc itself should be clean and finger prints free as well....
Here are three suggested DVD Lens Cleaner that should do the job of cleaning your DVD Player's lens.
Memorex Laser Lens Cleaner for DVD - This cleaner contains six soft brushes that gently remove dust, dirt and other airborne contaminants from your DVD player's lens. (Price: $6.09)
Maxell DVD-LC DVD Lens Cleaner - This DVD Lens cleaner features the "Thunderon Brush System" and include tests for audio performance including Dolby 5.1 surround sound. It also features an interactive on-screen instructions in 8 languages including system set-up. (Price: $10.81)
Allsop 23321 Carbon-Edge DVD and CD-Drive Cleaner - This DVD Lens Cleaner features an 8 brush carbon-system with carbon edge that removes static build-up from your DVD Players. It prevents skipping and also improves the sound and picture output of your DVD Player. ($13.11)

if this remedy does not help and if your set has still under warranty ,consult to service they may replace the LASER Reader EYE...most of the time Laser Eye malfunctions and does this..
if it is not under warranty ,never ,never have someone repaired it..go buy a new one,It will be cheaper.. ...

Hope this helps! Take care and please Remember to rate/vote and give me
4 Thumbs Up for me to continue for Helping out the Community :)
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Jul 21, 2011 | Daewoo DV-6T834 DVD Player/VCR

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Boss Audio System Model #BV8966B - will not play DVD or CD's anymore & keeps saying "No Disc"


Hi,
Some DVD players cant read some DVD s and
then it shows either "loading" or " no disc"..

it generally happens when you want to play "A copied DVD/CD " taken from somewhere else..
Some DVD players are fine at the beginning but after some time later,it begins to have some problems as you have..This is mainly due to LASER eye problems..
Just in case,quick remedy ,
pls Clean your DVD player's LASER lens .. A clean DVD player Lens ensures that your DVD disc would be read properly. Unfortunately, your DVD player's Lens accumulate as much dust and lint as the other parts of the DVD player. There are many available DVD lens cleaner kits that you can purchase and use to clean your DVD player.
YOUR DVD disc itself should be clean and finger prints free as well....
Here are three suggested DVD Lens Cleaner that should do the job of cleaning your DVD Player's lens.
Memorex Laser Lens Cleaner for DVD - This cleaner contains six soft brushes that gently remove dust, dirt and other airborne contaminants from your DVD player's lens. (Price: $6.09)
Maxell DVD-LC DVD Lens Cleaner - This DVD Lens cleaner features the "Thunderon Brush System" and include tests for audio performance including Dolby 5.1 surround sound. It also features an interactive on-screen instructions in 8 languages including system set-up. (Price: $10.81)
Allsop 23321 Carbon-Edge DVD and CD-Drive Cleaner - This DVD Lens Cleaner features an 8 brush carbon-system with carbon edge that removes static build-up from your DVD Players. It prevents skipping and also improves the sound and picture output of your DVD Player. ($13.11)

if this remedy does not help and if your set has still under warranty ,consult to service they may replace the LASER Reader EYE...most of the time Laser Eye malfunctions and does this..
if it is not under warranty ,never ,never have someone repaired it..go buy a new one,It will be cheaper.. ...

Hope this helps! Take care and please Remember to rate/vote and give me
4 Thumbs Up for me to continue for Helping out the Community :)
Thanks

Jul 11, 2011 | BOSS AUDIO SYSTEMS BV8966B Car Video...

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My DVD burner stopped working...but will still copy cd


Hello,

Please try to clean your DVD Disk Drive using a CD or DVD Disk Cleaner to clean the laser lens of the DVD Disk Drive like dust, dirt and other small particles that causes the lens hard to read or eventually not read the laser lens. IF you don't have a Disk cleaner you can find it in any computer shop or video shop in your place.

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Aug 13, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A135 Notebook

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my toshiba sd m1612 doesn't play about hapf my DVD's


Nitzan,

OK... sounds like dirty Laser Optics to me...

There are CD CLEANER disks that look like a regular CD, BUT on the bottom there is a tiny (real) "brushes" that cleans the dust and dirt away from many/most CD/DVD devices!

I don't recommend that you use it too often because you do not want to SCRATCH your Laser Optics with dust or dirt... you just want to clean the laser face...

About $2.60 (free shipping) on EBAY

Here is a quote:
Description:
  • 100% brand new and high quality
  • Designed to efficiently clean the laser of your valuable VCD/DVD/Computer/ Laptop/CD-Rom/DVD-Rom
  • Improves sound quality, and optimize performance of your players
  • Perfect to keep your Disc drives clean and operating well
  • Safely clean and remove dirt and dust from your players
  • Easy to use, simply insert the provided optical Disc/CD into your player


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Dec 06, 2008 | Toshiba SD M1612 Internal DVD Drive

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