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Dvd player not working

Wont read any discs. it tries and tries but eventually ejects dvd. i have tried lens cleaner. will still read audio cds, but not dvds.

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This unit has separate optics to read audio and dvd's and unfortunately you are describing a defective pick up assy (lazer). This unit is not servicable and you cannot get parts for it because LG/Zenith has made these units exchange only. Your owners manual will give the # to call to get quotes and instructions for arranging exchange. I have found this is pretty reasonble for this service.

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