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Dvd not being read disc is dirty or scratched

Hi have had a completely new dvd drive and board fitted by engineer but it still shows the error disc dirty or scratched will play datawrite blank dvd but not bulkpaq or Taiyo Yuden it did before it started showing this error message begining to wonder about the actual burner but the dvd burned discs play on any other dvd player .....

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It is probably the player that is dirty or scratched, You will have to buy a lense cleaner kit usually no more than $30, similar to cleaning the heads on a vcr. If that does not work then you will prob have to get it professionly cleaned.

Posted on Mar 14, 2008

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My dvd player does not playing the movie if a lens failure.


This could be for two reasons....most likely a dirty/scratched lens ....or because of malfunction of disc drive motor....cleaning the lens gently may help...if lens is scratched....then the entire read head would need change...
Clean lens first ....if no improvement, try changing drive motor....and lastly the read assembly....which requires expertise and being adept at repairing...

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I keep getting unrecognized disc half of the time i put my game in the Xbox 360. I check the games, not scratched, and seldom dirty. Then I hit the y button for status code and it tells me 03-57-00. ...


This is going to be a bit long -- but very detailed, so please read it carefully. There are several reasons that an xbox 360 system will have problem reading discs. The error messages also vary from unreadable disk, no message at all but the game skips, "please insert disc in a 360 console" to "open tray." There are a few reasons this may happen:

1.Bad disc. Check the back of your disc for scratches. If it looks good (or plays fine in another console), then the disc is probably fine. Also-- try more than 1 game to be sure.

2. Bad laser. The XBox 360 has a DVD drive very similar to a PC's DVD drive inside. The drive contains a bunch of parts including a few motors and gears and a laser.The laser is the part that actually reads the disc. The reality is...with all the hours and hours of game play, lasers do eventually wear out. The laser isn't very easy to replace, but it is replaceable. You can find any and all XBox 360 lasers at the following website:

http://store.richspsxparts.com/xb360ac.html


3.Bad DVD Drive. Sometimes other components inside of the DVD drive can become bad such as the motor that spins the disk, the motors that open the tray, etc, etc. You can get a new DVD drive to just replace everything,including the laser, in one shot but there is a catch. The XBOX 360's DVD drive is tied to the motherboard using a software lock.The easiest way to overcome this lock is to buy the exact same manufacture DVD drive that is in your system now, remove the circuit board from the old DVD drive (which contains the software key) and transfer the circuit board into the new DVD drive that you purchase. If you do this simple procedure, there is no flashing involved. The following website carries DVD drives and also provides instructions on swapping the circuit board from the old drive into the new one.

XBox 360 parts: http://store.richspsxparts.com/xb360ac.html

DVD Drive Swap Info: http://store.richspsxparts.com/imnooninxb36.html

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It says unable to read disc when i put the game in.


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What Is It? The Disc Read error is a simple one. It simply means that the Xbox is unable to read the disc that you have placed in the drive. In the majority of instances, this error has nothing to do with the functionality of the console, but, rather, hinges on the actual disc that has been inserted into the DVD tray.
Disc-Related Errors The most common reason for Disc Read errors are related to the disc itself. Numerous conditions can keep the laser from reading the information contained within the game, DVD or CD in the DVD drive.
  • The disc is scratched - Game discs, audio CDs and DVDs can become scratched very easily. Usually this is because they have not been kept in their cases, but left in the open. Simply resting two discs atop one another can scratch the bottom disc. If discs are sufficiently scratched, the data contained on them will be inaccessible to the drive.
  • The disc is dirty/dusty - Dirt and dust can build up on the faces of discs left exposed. When sufficient dirt or dust has built up, it can block the laser beam used to read the disc, resulting in a Disc Read error.
  • The disc is the incorrect region - DVDs come in formats called "regions." These regions match the region specified in the software of the DVD player. Some games also have these regions. If the region of the DVD and that of the player do not match, the disc will not play.
Can I Fix These Errors? Repairing disc-related issues may or may not be possible. If the cause is simply dirt and dust, you can certainly repair the disc. However, if the cause is due to extreme scratching, then replacing the disc is likely your only choice. If the disc is from the incorrect region or from another country, you will have to obtain the correct region. Returning the disc to the retailer for exchange may work.
Non-Disc Related Errors As mentioned, there can be some Disc Read errors that have nothing to do with the disc at all. In this case, it's time to troubleshoot the Xbox.
  • First, simply try to reboot the machine. Often, this will flush the cache or other error and allow the game to operate or the disc to play.
  • Second, try removing the hard drive and/or memory units. Once removed, reboot the console and attempt to load the disc with the hard drive and memory out of the unit. If this works, you can simply shutdown and reinstall the hard drive.
  • Attempt to play the disc in another type of player. For instance, attempt to play the DVD in another DVD player or the CD in a CD player. If the disc plays in these players, you may need to clean the Xbox DVD player.
  • Check to make sure that all air vents are open and are able to provide sufficient airflow. Overheating can cause Disc Read errors, as well. In addition, ensure that the power supply is unobstructed and uncovered. Much like the Xbox 360, the power supply can become quite hot and can cause errors if unventilated.
  • Check for disc tray errors. Depress the eject button and watch the tray extend. If the tray partially extends and then retracts immediately, you may have a problem with the DVD drive. If your Xbox is under warranty, this can be replaced at no charge. However, if you are out of warranty, you can install a new DVD drive on your own.
  • As a note, make sure that the new DVD drive comes with the same firmware as your original console, or you may experience additional error codes after the installation of the new DVD drive.

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Cannot read the dvd disc


Your problem could be the DVD itself (make sure that the disc is not scratched or dirty) or the DVDD drive. If the drive will read other discs then the problem is the actual DVD. If the drive will not read anything else then it is time to replace the drive.

May 05, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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My console will not read discs


Most likely a dirty laser, or the drive has packed in
You can try a laser cleaning kit (a disc with cleaning solution on it)
make sure the discs arent scratched

otherwise you will need a new drive fitting, you can get them off ebay if you have skills opening the WII to fit a new drive

Apr 05, 2011 | Nintendo Wii Console

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Get "Error 1305" when I try to reinstall my


Error 1305 means that the computer is not reading the disk. Most likely you have a dirty, or scratched disk. It could be that another program or process is keeping the disc
1. First make sure that the old program is completely uninstalled.
2. Restart your computer. Keep all other programs closed.
3. Clean the disc with a lint free cloth.
4. If this doesn't work, wash the disk with warm water, and allow to dry thoroughly, another suggestion would be to purchase a CD cleaning kit.
5. See if the disc works in another computer or drive. The problem could be your CD-ROM drive. Older drives cannot read dirty or scratched discs as well.
If the above steps do not work, it is likely you will have to replace the disc.

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Disc won't play


As the Wii uses discs that can be scratched, dirty, or otherwise damaged -- it's important to first check the disc.

Look for fingerprints or other smudge marks. If you have dirty marks on the disc, you can wash it off with regular dish soap and water. Not too much soap though. Make sure you dry it off with something very soft [like a microfiber cloth] before you put it back into your Wii.

Second -- scratches will stop a disc from playing... or the disc will play until it gets to the scrached section then give you an error. Check and make sure there are not too many -- or deep scraches.

If a scratched game won't play through but other games play just fine -- chances are the disc is bad. However, if nothing is playing through on your Wii, not even a new game, there is a problem with the Wii's DVD drive. There is a laser in the drive that reads discs -- and many other moving parts in there. The following website sells the Wii DVD drives. It's not too difficult to replace yourself:

http://store.richspsxparts.com/wiiredvddr.html

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The Power DVD player does not recognize that there is a DVD inserted into the slot. Sometimes it does not recognize it at all and sometimes it does so after a half hour or longer. Anything that can be...


Hello,
The most common problem that dvd players experience where a disc error occurs is that the optical lens is dirty. Over time dust and dirt accumulates on the lens and prevents the laser from reading the data on the disc properly. The following picture shows you an example of what the optical reading lens looks like.
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The small glass bubble is the optical lens. The spindle is also shown where the disc sits on and spins the disc.

The next common problem is the discs themselves, they can become scratched or dirty and it does not really even have to be a bad scratch for it to effect the reading of the data. The picture below shows you an example of a cleaning kit.
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You can clean the optical lens manually in dvd players or by using a cleaning kit which includes and cleaning disc and solution. The kits are also effective for cleaning your cd/dvd rom that are installed in computers. You can also purchase products that will remove scratches and clean your discs as well.

I would suggest you try cleaning your device and see if that makes a difference in the way it is functioning. There could be other problems that cause the disc to not play properly. You can learn more about these malfunctions and also get instructions on how to clean a dvd player manually in the links highlighted.

I hope this information helps solve the problem you are having. Please feel free to ask if you need further assistance.

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Unit wont read game disk. Plays Movie, and CD disk no problem..Any suggestions


Hi rico617,

There could be a couple of causes, and there could be a couple of solutions. The solutions may not be too fun though.

First possible problem:

1. Your discs could be scratched. If that's the case, clean them off as best you can with a soft cloth and all that. If that's not the case......

2. It could be that your disc drive is messed up.

If 1. didn't solve your problem, than here are some possible solutions regarding 2.

1. Your lens could be dirty, in which case you can try a lens cleaner (probably not the problem)

2. For many with this problem, formatting their hard drive (yes their hard drive, not disc tray) solves the problem. Unfortunately that's a major bummer because you'll lose everything on the drive.

3. If you're brave enough to go through the second one and it still doesn't solve it, you're going to have to send it in for repairs cause it looks like the disc tray is having incompatibility issues with your games (yeah I know it's dumb)

Best of luck man :)

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I've encountered similar problem with my PS2. I really can't play the disc that I bought. There might be some burning problem that difficult to read by your PS2. What I did I've tried to copy it and burn in to a better DVD disc and it works. Try it.

Jun 20, 2009 | Sony Video Game Consoles & Games

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