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DVD Player won't read

The DVD player won't read the DVD's. It started a while ago just not reading some and reading others. Now it won't read any & probably just needs the laser cleaned. I just would like to know which screws to remove to get at the inside chassis.

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Re: DVD Player won't read

I have to disagree with the previous answer you got. It's a common scenario that someone uses his DVD player to play CD's and then the point is lost. DVD players DO get plagued with dusty lenses, same as any other disc player. If you can get to the lens its worth a try, but from your post it seems that you should take it to a pro lab. I say this because you'll have to open the TV chasis to get there, and TV's are just about the most dangerous home appliance to mess with. Touch the wrong spot, even when plugged out, and you can get bit by enough voltages to kill. Take care and good luck

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It is very rare to have any problems related to dirty lenses, on DVD players. This is because the rotational speed of the disc is so high compared to CD, that a significant drag wind builds up under the disc, which keeps the lens blown clean of dust deposits. Your laser might be defective though. Also, make sure that the DVDs are encoded for the right region.

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Can anyone give a response that let's the person actually open and try to fix it. Not just tell them not to and to take it to get repaired... If they wanted to do that, they wouldn't have written on here

Posted on Dec 11, 2012

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There is something that you can do safely and it'll cost you just a few dollars, just go to any electronic store(Kmart, circuit city, office depot, best buy etc.) and buy a dvd laser lens cleaner and that might solve your problem. This way you don't have to open the TV chassis.

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You didn't say whether the unit was shutting down. Usually when there is a fault in the VCR the TV shuts down to protect the unit. Your unit has a fault in the tape system. It has a bad sensor or something in it which is triggering a fault. Sometimes kids put things in the slot and cause this kind of problem. Using a flashlight look into the slot and see if there is an obstruction. If there is try to get it out. If you are capable and understand TV safety, unplug the set and remove the back to look for any foreign objects in the set. If there are no foreign objects you will probably have to have the set looked at by a shop if you want the VCR to work. If you have composite video and audio inputs on the unit you can hook up an external DVD player with an RCA patch cable. Hook the same colors together on each unit. Yellow for video, red and white for audio. You will have to select the input through the menu. Good luck.

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The problem of dvd is the optical lens it's just dirty, first try to use a cd cleaner if doesn't work you should do it manually. Unplug your unit first then try to remove the cover of your unit but be sure to remember all the parts location, then you should use a cotton buds then wipe the optical lens very gently but be sure not to touch your optical lens. this may help you thank's.

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