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Won't read DVDs

I've owned this DVD recorder for over a year, and have recorded DVDs on this unit before, but now it won't even recognize blank discs or some DVDs I put into the machine.  It will say invalid disc, or with a blank disc it will begin preparing, but then stop abruptly and spit the blank disc back out.

What is happening?  Please help me, this is getting pretty annoying.  Thanks in advance.  :)

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  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2007

    same problem took apart cleaned everything it plays every kind of disk just work prepare and burn any thing...and it always worked

  • Hawkaida Dec 02, 2007

    I was able to fix it just by taking the case off and plugging in the DVD recorder and ejecting the tray. Then to keep it ejected while turning it off, I had to just pull the plug, while the case was sticking out. To clean the dust out, I use a can of compressed air, and cleaned it thoroughly. I also cleaned out the remaining dust within the rest of the container, and the first disc I loaded worked just great. So there was no need to open the DVD drive itself.

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2007

    I have the same problem. I have tried re booting but it is still happening

  • pkjenkins Jan 17, 2008

    I have an LVW-5115GHC+ for about two years now. The unit WILL NOT prepare ANY Lightscribe DVD+R 16x disk, nor will it prepare a DVD+R 16x disk. It WILL, however, prepare and record DVD+R 8x disks. I HAVE installed firmware update LNMPU030.DA2.

    I have compressed air and lens cleaner and will clean sytem. Will let you know how it goes but seems to be a firmware issue at present witth the 16x vs. 8x disk speed. ???

    Phil Jenkins

  • renfred Feb 22, 2008

    I have a LVW-1105HC that up until today had the same problem. I was getting ready to throw it out until I read the post on here. I went out and bought a compressed air can today, removed the cover, and sprayed the lense. It is now working like new and I am burning a disc as I type this!

  • renfred Feb 22, 2008

    I have a LVW-1105HC that up until today had the same problem. I was getting ready to throw it out until I read the post on here. I went out and bought a compressed air can today, removed the cover, and sprayed the lense. It is now working like new and I am burning a disc as I type this!



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Absolutely brilliant! I am so thankful for you guys! You've saved me buying a new DVD recorder!

Exactly the same problem was happening with mine. I followed the advice on this forum, took the cover off the DVD recorder machine, blew as hard as i could (can't get compressed air in this neck of the woods at this hour!!) and applied a little light dusting to the lens with a duster cloth! I put it all back together, and hey presto....!! It works like new! It suddenly recognizes discs that it wouldn't recognize before!

Thank you all!

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Taking off the case and using compressed air worked for me! :-)

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I had the same problem, too. And I sent the DVD-Recorder back to Lito-on for exchange. But the new unit still had the same problem. So, I tried a solution posted here. It clearly worked with 1-2-3. Thanks all.

Posted on Dec 30, 2007

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Hi, Ive just repaired several liteon's ( incidently they are identical inside to some philips models ). In most cases the non writing or non reading problem is caused by dust on the laser glass. You have to open the unit then remove the dvd drive then remove its covers and just give a wipe of the laser with a clean non fluffy cloth. If theres lots of dust in other parts of the drive then this will need to be removed also as it could easily get onto the laser when in use. Even almost new liteons can suffer the problem , it only needs a little bit of dust to top the laser shining onto the dvd , instead the dust just reflects the light back. Hope this helps.

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