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Will not read disc

Sometimes when I put in my DVD's some will play then when you change to play another disc it will not read the disc. I have had it in the repair shop twice in the last month. The first time the shop changed the motor,I brought it home and it player for about two weeks,then it started not too read the disc again, I took It back and sat there and showed them what it was doing,I even took my own disc to show them what was happening,while there it happened and they said they had not seen this happen before. When the repaire shop called and said that they had found that the motor they had put in before was bad,and had to put in a new motor,and that when they tried again only one disc failed to read,but when I put the disc in a differant cradle it played. please can you help with a solution too this problem?

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Adjust the trimmer below the lens.

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had same problem here but then i found a soloution might help you helped me

I purchased my LS50 over 16 months ago. I had a H03 error before and it went away after sitting on the shelf for three days. It worked ok for another couple of months and then stopped again. The screen says reading but the motor is not spinning. , then i spotted that the laser lens is in the wrong place. When at resting location, the lens should be parked near to the spindle in the middle. The mechanism to move the lens backward and forward sometime get stuck at the end of its travel - furthest away from the spindle. If your player is out of warranty, then you maybe able to try this. Open up the bottom cover by taking out the screws - 10 or so. This will reveal the lens and motor module. Flip over the model and you should see the gear and shaft for the lens. Move the gear so that the lens move towards the centre. Click the covers back into place , reconnect the battery and try. If it works, put all the screws back. Mine was fixed this way but this is not a gaurantee that this will work on yours. Good luck.
Forgot to mention. You can also clean the gear shaft in case there are small particules stuck to the grease and affect the movement. After cleaning, apply a tiny bit of grease just to lubricate the moving shaft. Not too much. I am glad that the instructions help.
it helped plenty of friends hope it helps you

Posted on Dec 12, 2007

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Posted on Aug 04, 2008

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    This problem is related to OPTICAL BLOCK ASSEMBLY. Two things are involved in this situation.
1- sleg motor start malfunctioning.
2- Optical Lens problem.

In both situations you have to replace the OPTICAL LENS BLOCK.
Therefore your DVD need lens replacement. And it would work fine again.
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Posted on May 31, 2009

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There maybe a problem with the optic lens (dirt) try to clean it very gently with cotton, also the motor plate that holds the cd/dvd is not holding it very well so it not rotates at proper speed try to clean the both sides where the hole of the cd/dvd is when it´s inserted, if you think that you migth not have skills for that don´t do it.

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Posted on Jun 25, 2009

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Did You Try Taking off The Cover And Cleaning The lens With Rubbing ahocal

Posted on Jul 18, 2009

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