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Will not read the DVD after it is inserted/not spinning

My unit will load my DVD's and music CD's, but as it attempts to read the DVD's, it starts and stops a few times and then the message" No Disk" appears. Is this a laser lens problem? Is this a motor problem? Is this a problem that I might be able to correct at home or will I need to take it in to have a part repaired or replaced? I would appreciate any help with steps that I might take to try and correct this problem.

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  • hometheatre Feb 25, 2008

    s, i have same problem on some cd/dvd's. but not on all



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My unit will load my Dvd's and Cd's, but as it attempts to read the Dvd's, it starts and stop and it making a click sound as the back on the right side .i dont know why,can you help?

Posted on Dec 31, 2006

  • Hung Nguyen Dec 31, 2006

    when i hood in the power to make trun on but it can't, i hear the click sound as the back at right side coupple time the it stop.



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