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Re: Dvd loads but cant read disk

Make sure that the disk is actually spining, if it isnot its most likely the motor if it is the timing on the laser eye is off. this is the most common problems for dvd players. you have to retime the eye its an adjustment that you might be able to accomplish your self get a tech manual for details.

Posted on Dec 09, 2007

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In that case you will hear disk spinning, whirring and clicking, but the TOC (table of content track at start of CD/DVD will not be read, therefore the error.

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