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Cant read discs

Sometimes my rh188 reads a dvd disc and sometimes doesn't. Any idea if the laser becomes faulty and if it can be cleaned or is there a replacement unit that can be sourced at a reasonable cost.

The RH188 is only a year and 3 months old.

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  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2008

    My LG RH188 plays DVDs ok till halfway through - then locks up.

    It will **t play the back end of any DVDs

    Have cleaned lens but makes ** difference

  • gemkouk May 25, 2009

    Do you know any compatible dvd-writer unit to replace the original?



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I had the same and brought it back and they replaced the DVD unit. After another 6 moths I had the same and they had to replace it again. I think LG DVD units are lousy.

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