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Wont spin dvd player was dropped in a move. when i tried to use it it said it could not read dvd. i opened to pf player and the dvd was not spinning, i was able to get a could to start spinning by starting them with my finger but now they will only start to spin then stop

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  • cdfreeze Aug 22, 2007

    ive popped it open all ready and i cant find anything that looks like its broken, i was able to get about 4 dvds to read after it was dropped by taking off the cover and manually starting the spining but now that doesnt work

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2008

    DISC DOES NOT SPIN. BY PUSHING THE DISC IT REVOLVES FEW TIMES AND STOPS.

    LASER PICKUP SEEMS TO BE SEARCHING, BUT THE DISC WILL NOT REVOLVE. I CLEANED THE LASER LENS TO NO AVAIL.

    IS THE LASER PU NG. IS IT WORTH TO BUY A NEW PICKUP?

    PLEASE ADVISE.

    MY E-MAIL LKRANC@OPTONLINE.NET

    THANK YOU.

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Cdfreeze, DVD drives spin up the platter and attempt to read from it. If the read fails, they stop spinning the drive. So, I think the problem you have is that the device won't read. DVD drives have some very small plastic pieces that can break and cause failure. They also have a read head that can get out of alignment. If you're ambitious, look at the drive and see if you can find any other damage. Don't run the drive open, though, because there is invisible laser that can blind you (there should have been a warning on the top of the drive when you opened it). I checked eBay and this DVD player sells for under $20 (including shipping), so don't spend too much time on it. Definitely let me know if you have questions or comments.

Posted on Aug 22, 2007

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