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LG DVD player displays ''NO DISK'' and fails to read ANY DVD's. having removed cover and watching the carrige that houses the laser it moves back and forwards aprox 3mm as it tries to read then after maybe 60 seconds it stops and displays no disk.

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Try this,with your finger stop the motor spindle if you can.
If you are capable to stop the motor,they are on bad conditions and need to be replaced because they loose the velocity required for a good functioning

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That is the common problem of DVD..In that case it usually happen when the lens is not function well or cannot read the CD clearly so you have to do is..

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