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DVD problems It won't read the disks at all

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  • bandit1372 Feb 08, 2009

    Any disk inserted prerecorded or blank can not read .

  • ERFITUP May 11, 2010

    What type of disks are you trying to use?

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Ok. I just corrected that problem. You need to take it apart. There are 5 screws, 2 on the side and 3 along the back. Remove same and slip the top off. You will now see a plastic cover which is over the laser. Once again, there are 2 screws. Carefully remove same along with the front portion ( their are 3 clips on the bottom and 2 on the side. The eye ( laser) is now visible). Simply saturate a q tip with rubbing alcohol and clean the laser. Reassemble, and let it set for about 15 minutes. Slip your DVD ram disc and it will read it and allow you to record, just like before.

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There is a problem with the disks

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