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Pionner DVR-540H-S no longer plays DVD's

My Pionner DVR-540H-S no longer plays DVD's, regardless of region or disc type, whether home-burned or shop bought. It continues to play DVD's fine. The last disc to play successfully before this problem arose was a CD which initially wouldn't play because dirty, but which played fine after I cleaned it.My guess is that this disc did some dirt damage to the lens stopping it from playing DVD's but not from playing CD's. Does anybody know how to deal with this problem. The manual recommends not using laser cleaning discs. Has anybody out there solved a similar problem before?

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  • LittleVision Feb 01, 2009

    Thanks Mark, I have tried to do as advised but when I open the machine I find the disk player is completely enclosed and there is no access to the optic lens without further dismantling which I am very loathe to do. I guess they design these things to give you no chance to clean them and I will probably have to take it to a service agent and pay dearly.

    Cheers,

    éamon


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Little,

good day, true it's not advisable to use disc cleaner for it may also damage or scracth the optic lens inside.Possibly the optic lens of your player is either dirty caust by dust or faulty. but let's do hope it's only dust related and the only thing you can do now is to open and unscrew the upper cover of your player. Get a soft cotton buds, after dismantling the upper cover locate the optic drive lens and clean the lens by wipping it gently in circular direction. then try to play some DVD.

cheers,
mark

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  • Mark Frederick Pavia
    Mark Frederick Pavia Feb 04, 2009

    eamon,

    could you take a picture of the inside part of the DVD player and a close pic withe the loading mechanism and send it to me so ican show you which screws to be remove and what to do. you can send the pics to workshop.fungkuei@vanuatu.com.vu or markiez23@gmail.com

    mark


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