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LG XBR446 DVD Failure

The DVD drive seems to have completly failed. It cannot read DVDs whether burned by me or purchased movies. It will not record new DVDs. The drive always claims that the disk is invalid. It makes soft thumpy and clicking noises while trying to read the disks. The failure first occured while I was formatting a previously burned DVD. I have contacted LG support and the only two things they can do is "reset the unit", which I did myself and with the support person on the phone, or give me a local approved repair shop. I called 4 of the shops around my home and my work. Three of them had one excuse or other and would not look at my box. The third is always an answering machine and I have never been able to talk to a human. My parts warrantee has not run out yet and I would like to get it fixed before it does.

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  • EdBecker Mar 31, 2008

    I can no longer play movies on my DVD player. All I get is a message that I have an invalid disk. Sometimes the message states that I have no disk inserted.

  • creativehabi Mar 23, 2009

    Same problem - DVD player won't read certain DVD's and says there is a disk error. The same DVD will play in any other player in the house!

  • Glenn29 May 11, 2010

    I have a problem, my DVD drive always failed and shows no disk on screen even I try to clean the DVD optic lens and DVD disk.



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The DVD drive always been failed even I try to clean the optic lens and DVD disk seems have problem and shows no disk on screen.

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Sorry Jexx and Timm LG has nothing to do with Samsung. LG was at one time called Goldstar Electronics. Just thought I would bring ya both up to speed.

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Yeah, the pickup is bad, definitely. Especially by the clicking noises you're hearing. I have no idea why the local repair centers won't look at it, possibly they might not be authorized to repair LG/Samsung? Call LG again and tell them about the service centers that are giving you excuses and LG will talk to the service centers themselves. It makes the service centers look bad and they'll usually look at your unit.

Posted on May 06, 2006

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    My bad, I was thinking of Zenith...


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Before you do anything I'd advise a lens cleaner. A unit with a stray piece of lint or dust on the lens can cause this hunt and seek problem. They're not expensive but just buy a decent quality one. It's worth a try.

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