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Dvd doesnt play but cds do

I found this Denon dvd-5000 at a thrift store for $13 but it doesnt play dvds. When I put a dvd in it says "No Disc" but I got a cd to work. What might be the problem & where should I take it?

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  • Stretch 5 Nov 05, 2007

    Had to have the laser replaced shortly after purchase due to disc drop outs. The replacement laser only lasted around 5 months when the same problem occured. Now I have a 40 lb. paper weight.



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The problem might be due to hardened greasing. Did You replace the drive or only the laser? The mechanism is named VED-0378, which is also the name of the laser. It is a Panasonic/matsushita thing. Try to google the name and find a dealer near your area, if you can't find it this polish electronic pusher is able to deliver both laser or mechanism:

Best regards and good luck! The Denon thing is worth a try.
Niels Peter from Denmark

Posted on Jun 15, 2008


Would Stretch 5 like to sell his 40# paperweight? I'd like to buy it.

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The problem is the laser. For $13 you've got the best CD player on the planet.

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