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Will not initalise DVD +RW

Hi guys. MY DVD player will no longer initialize DVD +RW discs. When inserted the player says initializing, time remaining 2:40. it seems to start the procedure, then quickly finishes, then starts again at the beginning. Once it starts this cycle you cant stop it! Have tried lots of different makes of DVD but all exhibit the same problem. All other DVD formats are fine. Any ideas?????

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The spindle may need cleaning. if the spindle is dirty the disc will slip causing errors when burning discs.

to do this you will have to open the unit up and remove the drive from the machine.

undo the screws holding the casing together (7 In total) and remove the top of the unit

the drive is similar to a normal pc dvd drive and is held in a clamp

next undo the four screws holding the circuit board to the right of the drive and carefully move it to expose two of the four screws holding the clamp in place, the other two screws are already visible on the left hand side of the drive

now carefuly remove the two cables from the back of the drive and undo the four screws holding the clamp in place. you should now be able to lift the drive, still in its clamp, from the unit.

undo the four screws holding the drive in the clamp and slide the drive out

on the bottom of the drive there are four screws holding the casing together, remove these, and carefuly coax and tease the casing apart. dont use force, be gentle.

using a cotton bud and alcohol, carefuly clean the spindle, removing all dust and dirt. you may as well clean the lens and any other dirt from the unit whilst you have it open

put the machine back together by reversing these instructions

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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