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Samsung DVD-V6800 combo wont read any DVD's

To preface, ive got a 3 yo and the dvds we have are scratched quite badly.

the problem started with my lg dvd-vhs combo where it would not read any dvd's. anyway, after much playing around i decided that after 8 years it was time to purchase a new one. i bought the samsung dvd-v6800 combo a few weeks back and all was fine until i placed a pretty badly scratched dvd into it. basically it wouldnt read it, and as a result it will not read any dvd's any more, even the ones it was reading the previous day.

the player is still under warranty, but i feel that even getting a new player once i insert a badly scratched dvd i will have the same problems again.

now my theory is that possibly the laser is in a weird state as a result of trying to read the scratched dvd. my question is, is there a way to reset the laser/and or position of the laser ??? ive tried the power off/on, but no luck. i was wondering if there was a factory defaults setting or something like that which may force the laser caddy back to a default position ??

any assitance would be appreicate.
thanx in advance. I have the same problem even share the fact that it first went bad with LG player and a scathed DVD

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Hi,

A couple of things you can try (prior to warranty repair/replacement):

  • reset by unplugging for an extended period of time (say half an hour or more);
  • try a CD lens cleaner similar to ones used for PC's CD ROMs;
  • play an ordinary VCD, music CD or a known good DVD;
  • open the try and spray compressed air inside;
  • gently tap the top cover right over where you think the laser eye carriage might be;
  • do a couple of load/eject.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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Try to use a DVD cleaner first. Lens of DVD is very sensitive. Even a single dust will result to the lens acting up. It happened to me before and I just used a DVD lens cleaner and it fixed the problem. My player is a different brand but you can give it a try. Any DVD lens cleaner available in the market will do.

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Actually..that is mostly due to the higher definition and quality of the dvd today..the older technology, was more
forgiving, so to speak..with not as much demand for fine imaging tech. So, if you can not recondition those dvd#with a cleaning agent, then you may need to not use them on the more recent vintage devices..


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When you put disc in dvd player tray, optical laser got initialized automatically and all previous data in memory of player erased.
You should not worried about laser movement because its control by servo section of dvd player circuitry.
Kindly contact Samsung to provide warranty cover of your newly player.
Need further info, let me know please.


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