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Won't read ANY dvd

Can't play any dvd and it tries to read for ages and then just disppalys "Can't Play".

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Re: Won't read ANY dvd

Need to clean the laser reader. i find wiping dvd's with a cotton cloth usually solves the problem temporarily

Posted on Apr 28, 2009

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It takes less power to read some DVDs than others and a lot less power to read an Audio CD. The Laser will continue to deteriorate until it won't play anything.

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Wont stop reading "no disc" on the display even

If it will play a CD but not a DVD then it could be the Laser is failing. If it won't play either then its more than likely that the Laser has failed.

First thing though is to try cleaning it with a Lens Cleaning DVD.

If after this it still won't recognized a DVD you need to remove the Main Cover followed by the DVD Tray cover. You can then clean the lens directly with some lens cleaner fluid and a QTip. Make sure you only use a little cleaner fluid and wipe off with a dry QTip. Do not touch the lens with your fingers.

After you've reassembled the unit if you still have the same fault then the Laser has failed and would require replacing, although this is not normally cost effective.

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