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Cannot play this disc

Hi, My Sony RDRGX210 Dvd player loads up a disc and I can hear the motor spinning.But ejects every dvd that I have tried to play. It displays a on screen message;'Cannot play this disc'. Even the lens cleaner was ejected. Any help will be welcomed. Regards, Opener

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Re: Cannot play this disc - Sony RDRGX210S DVD Recorder DVD & Blu-Ray Players

Replace laser optical pickup

Posted on Sep 21, 2007

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Re: Cannot play this disc

Remove the cover and see if the dvd run, if not you got a motor problem or a motor drive one,if yes then try cleaning the reading eyes(pickup)by blowing dry air (get a can at radio shack)check for goods, if dosent work, take it to a shop for a repair thats all you can do, is a job for a tech....good luck

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If the disc does not spin then it is likely that there is something wrong with the disc motor. If it does spin then the issue is more likely to be with the laser unit. Try cleaning the lens but if this doesn't help it's likely to be a more serious and ultimately more expensive problem.

Hope this helps

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