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Built in dvd player will not let me insert dvd

When I try to play a dvd it will not allow dvd to be inserted.

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  • dhoskins Dec 24, 2008

    When I purchased the T.V. 4 days ago it accepted a DVD just fine. Now that i am trying to play the DVD already in the T.V. i get nothing. I had to eject the DVD by pressing and holding the eject button for 5 seconds. Now when I choose "Built in DVD" on my remote I get a no signal message.

  • weedy_66 Jan 02, 2009

    our LG40 worked fine for 2 months now the built-in DVD has broken. We get a "no signal" message on the tv and it won't accept DVDs.

  • dsorochan Jan 06, 2009

    Same problem, worked at first now won't accept a disc. Seems to be a common problem. I'm guessing there is a switch or sensor that senses when you put a dvd in which turns the player on and sucks the disc the rest of the way in. Did the first poster get it repaired?

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  • mindydoug Jan 18, 2009

    I just experienced the same thing. Have had the tv for two months and the dvd has worked fine until I ejected a dvd and tried to insert another movie and it will not insert. I also have the no signal message on the screen.

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2009

    Yes this was very useful thanks a lot, it seemed the sensor needed to be reset!


  • Anonymous May 15, 2009

    Wouldn't eject or play--unplugged set for 20 seconds and now it works--thank you!!!

  • willie_3333 May 18, 2009

    Had a CD in the player. When finished removed CD. Next day used the TV. Everything was OK. That night went to put a DVD in and it wouldn't take it. It said " No DVD" . Pushed Eject button to make sure that there was no disc. It said, no disc. Switched over to built in DVD mode and it said "No Signal." It seems the TV doesn't recognize the DVD player anymore.


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The LCD/DVD may need a reset. Unplug the unit for 10 sec then plug back in. Instead of power button, push eject button. The blue DVD screen should appear. This worked on my unit which I had for only 2 months. If not call customer service.

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Unplug, wait 20 seconds.  Plug back, and press Eject button 5 to 10 times, the TV will turn back on, do not jam the DVD back in, insert it in slowly but with pressure, the sensor should load it in without force.  

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I tried the solution from Medman922.  It did not work exactly as he suggested, but it came close enough.  I unplugged for 10 seconds, then plugged back in.  Pressing the eject button did not help, but when I powered back on, the player started up normally.

Posted on Feb 15, 2009

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We have the same problem. But since the machine is less than a year old, and thus under warranty, I called LG, and they were very nice about scheduling a technician to come and replace the DVD component (for free).

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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