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Broken dvd drive on lg rht397h

I go no replies to why my dvd drive tray just keeps going in and out when it powers up and wont read any discs. So looking at spares I want to know if the part LG DVD Deck Assembly 5045-1786-0786-1 (54 pounds) contains the whole DVD unit including the laser mechanism/transporter or does that have to be bought separately under item 5045-1763-2802-7 DVD mechanism (32pounds). Sales reps dont seem to know and I don't want to purchase both items and then have to return the DVD mechanism because its contained with the deck assembly.

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Most likely the tension band that is attached to the mechanical parts of motor and the tray detached. you'll need to disconnect the power and unscrew the cover open and put the band back in place.

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