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I have a Pioneer DVD 510H and the optical drive no longer recognizes when I put a DVD in it. It won't play a DVD, record a DVD. Any one know of a replacement optical drive for this unit?

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Sorry, I do not. However, you can call pioneer. Also, try using a cleaning disk.

Posted on May 16, 2009

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http://www.samsung.com/ca/support/download/supportDown.do?group=&type=dvdplayers&subtype=recordable&model_nm=DVD-R155&disp_nm=DVD-R155&language=&cate_type=all&dType=D&mType=FM&vType=&prd_ia_cd=03010300&model_cd=&menu=download

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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.

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