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I have a DVD Player for the children that plugs into the car and it stopped working. I brought it to a repair shop and was told the laser is gone and its not worth fixing. Is this always the case when a laser goes? I mean if the laser goes on any DVD player do you just throw it out?

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The optics assembly is the most expensive part in the player. Typically the laser assembly will cost about $75-$125 for the part. Since most players don't cost this much, it makes no sense to replace the part. Take into account that that is only the part cost. Labor would not be chaep either.

The short answer to your question is yes, if the laser is gone, toss it.

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