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It could be a bad laser or circuit board, in any case the whole dvd unit is one part, and you would be looking at about a $200 repair, cheaper to buy another dvd plater and hook it up externally.

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

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It's not reading cd, or DVD


Check for scratches on the disk surface - these can inhibit the player from reading a disk correctly.

Some players will read olny certain type(s) of disks. This is an issue mostly for disks created on a computer, not those that are prerecorded and available for purchase or rental that contain movies and music.

As stated above, dIsks created on a home computer may not always be readable on a home player. Re-writeable and recordable types that are not listed as being compatible will not work. Check your manual to see which types are acceptable and not. DVD types are: DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW and DVD-RAM CD Types are CD-R, CD+R and CR-RW. Older home CD and DVD players generally work with "-R" types and the newer players with both "-R" & "+R" types. "-RW" and "-RAM" types are the least likely to be readable in home players.

Additionally, most players require that disks created on a home computer be "finalized". This is an extra step that isn't required by most CD / DVD drives in computers. Just because it works in your computer doesn't mean it will work in your home player. If you're using compatible media and still not able to read disks, check your CD / DVD recording software options to enable finalization.

Good luck!

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Dvd player always says no disc . will not load


That happens because of a problem with the optical laser lens that is dirty, faulty or opaque, and will start operating on certain disks better than others.

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.

Whe this problem is starting you may be able to read only few CD, DVD. After more prolonged usage , often the unit will start losing the rest of functions, and ends up not reading anything at all.

If instead there is no noise, and disk does not spin at all , then there is a faulty motor, or the motor micro-switch is bad. This situation is far less common than the lens problem.

Try first using a CD/DVD cleaner disk to clean the lens. If that does not work you will need to disassemble the player, and clean lens directly with q tips and isopropyl alcohol, or to replace the CD/DVD lens, or the whole drive unit.

Aug 28, 2009 | Philips DVP3962 DVD Player

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My daughters GoVideo DVD player always says CHECK DISC!


If no disk is detected it means that the lens are dirty or defective.
If the lens cleaner disk, or using Qtips and alcohol did not work, then the lens pickup or the disk drive must be replaced. this involves precision soldering and must be done by a technician. Regards.

Jul 04, 2009 | GoVideo Televison & Video

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CD DONOT READ,CAN NOT CREAT HARD DISK PARTITION.


there is a problem with you DVD lens. first clean by DVD disk cleaner and try to play cd again.

May 26, 2009 | Lenovo 3000 Y410 Laptop

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Drive cant write any disc


If the unit was working ok and suddenly the unit stop to read the blank disk, the problem could be related to a dirty lector (need to clean) or unit firmware (need to be updated)
In that case you can update your firmware here:

http://drivers.softpedia.com/progDownload/Matsushita-DVD-RAM-UJ-840S-104-Download-14615.html

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Remember

1) You have to use a blank "recordable disk" to allow your drive write a disk
2) Not all disks are compatible
3) Try differents brand
4) Clean your drive lector
5) Update your firmware

Oct 24, 2008 | HP Compaq nx6310 Notebook

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Dvd not reading


dont go to browser screen.wait fo some time.it will load automatically.if you had touchead the lens , dont do it anymore.if you want more sugesstions then fixya!!!

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My player cannot read any disk?


when i insert a disc it always says "No Disk"

Jan 01, 2008 | LG DN191H DVD Player

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DVD doesn't always read


TAKE IT BACK!!! I got one and that happened so I took it back and got another one-same problem, THERE JUNK!

Oct 14, 2007 | Televison & Video

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Teac DW-224E-c - cannot burn DVD's


The answer is what you profess. The drive can burn CD's, read CD's and also read DVD's. Everytime I try and burn a DVD I have an unrecognized drive and the properties always show no disk: The drive burns CD's ie;music, but cannot burn DVD it can only read DVD like you say!

Sep 10, 2007 | Teac DW 28E CD-RW/DVD-ROM Burner

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