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Cannot play dvd disk

Many probable reasons.
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1st identify what the reason is.
Then reply

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Dvd on xbox wont read disks

there might be som problem with the disk reader u trycleaning it..if it dint work then u check whether its spinning after u insert the disk..if its not u check this site to solve it..

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My disc reader motor wont spin. it refuses to read the disc

Hi,the unit needs to have the laser reader lens cleaned but DONT use regular rubbing alcohol.
Get pure stuff....the rubbing type leaves a glare on glass and plastic lenses.
Also ,the chrome rails that the laser moves along need to be cleaned and lubed with liquid silicone.
This method clears read problems most of the time.

when a disk reader refuses to spin, sometimes it might be from the motor mechanism that allows it to spin when you insert a disk inside the disk reader is damaged that's might be the reason it does not spin.

You can check both the lens and the mechanism to be such which needs to be replaced.

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My cd dvd-rom can't read cd's or burn cd's

If it is working correctly, it should read both CD and DVD disks.

If you have a "combo" drive (DVD-reader and CD reader/writer), it should burn CD disks.

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Dvd player does not read dvd

Suggests that the motor regulator IC has problems spinning the disk in a normal way so it will overheat and start to behave in an erratic way - consequentially it may have problems stopping the disk before it ejects.

However, this does not necessarily mean that the IC is bad (far from it), it is just overheating and will usually do so when the spindle motor has oxydized brush contacts - this means that the motor resistance is now higher and that it will not spin at a correct speed with the voltage supplied from the IC.

The electronics will then try to compensate for the speed, but the IC may overheat and start messing up.

Cleaning or replacing the spindle motor might solve the problem, but if the motor can not be replaced because of the unit design and buildup, then this usually calls for the replacement of the entire disk mechanism.

Anyway, this is just one of the possible causes, you might want to try cleaning the laser pickup lens first, but i'm not sure if doing so will make things any better.



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Wont read any type of disc

1. this is usually due to the laser reader in the CD or DVD drive has failed or the disks are dirty or scratched. or the DVD drive isn't capable of reading the disks at a certain speed and need replacement .
2. of the DVD cable has become disconnected at the motherboard connection.
3.DVD drive may need replacement.

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Hp dvd/rw does not read discs

If the CD or DVD disks you inserted work in some other reader, then your reader is the problem -- even though it is properly connected to your computer, and Windows has the correct device-drivers, it is the "hardware" that is the problem.

When you insert a disk, rotate it to some position, i.e., top-lettering goes in first, and close the drawer. Do you hear the drive start to spin the disk? Open the drawer. Is the disk in the same (non-rotated) position? If so, then the motor that spins the disk is the problem. If the disk does spin, but nothing happens, then it is the "laser" part of the mechanics that is not working.

Replace it.

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Dvd player wont read disk

If when you insert the disk you hear a whirring and clicking noise, CD spins, and does not read, then that is a problem with the DVD lens.

The DVD lens try to focus on the DVD track, by moving lens pickup and spinning the disk, but cannot read the tracks because the lens is dirty or defective.

Try first cleaning the lens with a DVD cleaner disk. And also if you can see the lens from the outside try blowing some canned air on it.

If this still does not help, then the lens pickup may be faulty, in this case you often replace the whole DVD drive unit inside the DVD player.

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DVD RW Drive cannot read disks anymore

Very simple: push the lazer back to it's starting position!

What did I do and what hapend?
I know this is an old topic, but a lot of people are still experiencing this problem.
My problem is that I'm Dutch, so the English grammar or spelling isn't 100% perfect.

Anyway. My DVD Writer/reader made this weird *click click click*-sound when I pushed in a DVD. Writing was OK but reading didn't work anymore. I reinstalled Windows (went back from Vista to XP) and this problem wasn't solved.

This image is an example image and might not be the same as your CD-DVD player!

You have your DVD-reader (see image above). Open it (press the Eject-button).
Now, push the lazer back to the beginning of your DVD reader (I know, it's wrong for some reason.. but my reader didn't work anyway!). So, push it back to the center where the spinning wheel-thingy is.

Put back in your DVD and this might work!

So, if you opened it (eject), clean that whole part.

I used a CLEAN towell (just the corner of it), spit on that corner and cleaned the lazer.

IT worked!!!!!!!!!!!

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