Question about LG LHY-518 System
I had the same problem. Also, the disc tray had issues opening if there was no disc in there. The problem was two fold... I think.
1) It was kinda dusty inside the machine and needed a good air can dusting. Get around the tray but be careful not to turn the can upside down and freeze components. I also ran a lens cleaner disc several times.
2) The tray top (only visible with the system open) was starting to warp... likely because the build up of dust was creating too much heat, also causes issues in reading discs... I created a make shift cushion that I taped to the top of the plastic tray that was depressed when the top of the machine was placed back on. This required several tests as if too much pressure was applied, the tray wouldn't open at all and I got read issues in the middle of playing a disc (possibly an alignment issue of the lens caused from the pressure). I finally got a good system where I occasionally have push the top with my finger to open the tray only if it was empty so my padding (made from gauze and gauze tape) was barely getting pressure. Again, this took about 30 minutes of trial and error to get it right. The heat and the displacement due to the warped cover could have caused read issues.
I don't know if either or both of these were the cause of the problem but I can safely say that I have no issues now and yes, prior to this, I slowly went from 100% reading discs to almost 0%.
Sorry for the winded response but this saved me from buying a new system and may save you. Good Luck!
Posted on Feb 04, 2009
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