My dvd player LG DVD 4950 does not read any discs. The lights come on when I turn on the power and the tray opens and I can insert the disc, then the display shows 00:00:00, and after a while goes to...
Hi, the chances are your having one of two problems, now the one problem you can have a go at solving yourself but the second option is not possible as you cant get the parts and paying someone to repair it would cost more than it would to replace the player.
anyway the problems you may be having maybe due to dirty or dusty laser leans or it could be that the laser has reached the end of its working life.
1 go to your nearest computer hardware store and buy a leans cleaning cd, these have little brushes on the bottom and when you put it in the player it spins round and these brushes clean the laser and this usually solves the problem, also buy a can of compressed air and make sure you dont hole the can upside down open the dvd tray and give it a good spray inside doing this will dislodge any dust thay may have built up on the laser.
give both of the above options a try and the chances are you will get it working again if not then the problem is going to be with the laser coming to the end of its life or it losing the power to read the dvd, now the problem with this is you cant get the parts anywhere you cant buy the laser unit and just fit a new laser in, this is a bad idea by the makers as most could be fixed by replacing the laser, the only option you have of getting it fixed and thats if you want it fixed is to buy another faulty one of the well known auction site, if you buy one thats the same make then the chances are the laser will be the same, now the problem with this is the faulty one you have bought could have the same problem so you could end up throwing your money away.
now their is another option, some lasers have pots which you can adjust but if this is something you have never done before then its not worth trying as getting it wrong could cause harm to your or others around you should you not get it back together properly, now not all lasers have these pots that you can adjust, their called potentiometers and what these do is adjust the power going to the laser, now if you use google and search for the following, how to adjust pots on dvd laser, then hit search then have a look through the posts, you will then see what im going on about, basically its a small screw you can turn either way and it will either give you more power if you turn it the one way or less if you turn it the other, to adjust it you will need a multimeter and just adjust it by a small amount and check the reading you should be getting and adjust it to what it needs to be to get it working again.
have a read through the sites, its not easy to do and their is no saying your laser has these pots as not all do so it may be of no use to you, if you take the case off the dvd player inside it you will find the same dvd rdrive as is in your home computer, they are exaclty the same so once you have the top casing off you are looking at a standard dvd drive for a computer the only difference is is the front part that opens up.
so if you have some skill with taking things apart and have had a go at fixing things like this before then you could take it apart and have a look and see what you can do.
please dont attempt this if you have no experiance what so ever, never switch it on whilst you have the case off,
let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok
Mar 02, 2011 |
Video Game Consoles