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DVD not spinning

When I put a DVD in, it doesn't seem to be spinning to read it.  The light blinks when it attempts to start the reading but I can hear that there isn't any real movement inside. 

Is my writer broken or does it need to be cleaned?  My laptop is able to recognize the dvd writer though.

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2 suggestions its a microswitch thats under the disctray to find that should give a sign that the tray is closed so that the laser must begin to focussing if a dvd is inside to give the spindle motor a turn to read the TOC table of contents on the disk , is a frequent problem , the rubber belt of the mechanism
slips through so its not-time finishing anymore
and the dvd - tray will close but the total traject of the mechanism will not come in the play mode it hangs if the belt is slipping,

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HI nIKITA2471.
If its a faulty drive try this.
Step Remove the top of the unit, using the appropriate-sized Philips screwdriver. Consult the manufacturer's warranty details to determine if this will void it.
Step Apply power to the unit, and eject the tray. Lay two paper towels over the internals of the unit, with the paper resting on the sides of the chassis. Power will remain on during this procedure.
Step Spray three short bursts of WD-40 (or similar lubricant) under the plastic disc that grabs the DVD and pulls it into the motor and drive shaft (it will be a quarter-sized black or gray disc that is attached to the spindle motor). Let settle for a few seconds.
Step Place a commercial DVD into the tray, and allow it to spin up. If it does not, your player may require professional service.
Step Gently clean up excess lubricant sling (throw off that occurs when the motor spins up) with paper towels and cotton swabs, paying special attention to the laser assembly.
Step Re-attach the top of the unit.

do not let any spray get on to the little lens that reads the disc.
or you could try just buying a lens cleaning disc and see if that works first.

Posted on Nov 30, 2017

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When you say it won?t read are you trying to play commercial DVD movies or read DVD data disks? If you're trying to play movies then you need a couple of things the first being some type of player program. Real player works as does Windows media player but usually DVD drives come with a striped down version of PowerDVD or WinDVD. If you in fact have a player installed and when a DVD is inserted in your drive it doesn't play it may not be configured to automatically play DVDs. Try opening your player program and trying to manually play your DVD. Let us know if you have any success or if you need more assisted. If you do let us know what player program and operating system you have and any error messages that may appear.

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SOURCE: I am having a LG DVD writer GSA-4167B currently stops reading or writing disks after few runs

as with all writers eventually they fault at the lens and it gets out of line and cannot read discs, you can try the usual thing of checking LG for any firmware updates, but first:- Go to my computer>right click>hardware tab>device manager, then down list to cd/dvd drives and click '+' sign and highlight your writer, right click on it and select uninstall. Restart PC and it will be automatically re installed, try again and if no change you will need to replace the drive as they are cheaper nowadays.

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SOURCE: lg DVD writer can not read DVD but CD . what's the

Dear,
This is a usual issue. You have to replace it. May be issue on DVD encording circute.
Get it replaced....

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