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Cleaning the lens

How do I get access to the lens?

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I believe that this model uses a DVD mechanism that looks just like the ones inside a computer tower. The whole unit must be removed from the main chassis and then the metal cover removed. Once that is done, the lens should be visible.

Posted on Apr 18, 2008

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You can try a lens cleaning kit. If it is the kind that comes as a disc all it will do is lightly brush the lens which may not remove all the debris. If you disassemble the player you can easily get to the laser lens. It will usually be fairly accessible once you remove the DVD case. Sometimes it may be located within another box that needs to be disassembled before you can gain access to the laser. The laser unit will be located on a rail system and will have a small clear lens about the diameter of the eraser on a pencil. You can gently clean it with a cotton swab and lens cleaner or rubbing alcohol works just as well. Try that first before buying the lens cleaning kit or replacing the player.

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go to any radio shack or even a walmart electronics department and purchase a DVD head cleaning disk.

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Loading DVD

That means that lens are dirty.

Try first cleaning the lens with a DVD cleaner disk. If you can access the lens you can also blow some canned air on the lens.

If that does not work, then the unit must be disassembled by unscrewing the screws at the bottom and at the back to access the lens pickup and clean lens directly with cotton tips and isopropyl software.

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Disk error

That means that the lens are dirty, and the unit cannot read any disk.

Try first cleaning the lens using a lens cleaner kit (the ones with liquid cleaninc solution), like the one here :
Allsop Ultra Pro Lens Cleaner for CD, DVD and Game Consoles

Ifthat does not work, then you will need to access the lens inside theunit by opening the cover and accessing the lens pickup, and gently clean lens by using isopropylalcohol and ultra soft soft cotton sticks.

Here is how the lens look like:


Nov 07, 2008 | Sanyo DVW-6100 DVD Player/VCR

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No disk error

If cleaning with a cleaner disk and solution did not work, then you have to clean the lens directly.

Remove the cover and access the inside of the DVD, unplug power first.

Use soft cotton sticks and isopropyil alcohol to clean the lens, here is a picture of the lens pickup:


As usual do the job at your risk, if you want to call for repair you can use the number listed in the owner manual.

Oct 14, 2008 | Cambridge Audio DVD89 DVD Player

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I put a dvd in and it always comes up as "No Disc", everything seems to be working and moving fine.

It looks like you have a dirty lens problem.

Start cleaning the lens with a dvd lens cleaner kit, possibly a good one with cleaning solution.

If that does not work, the you will need to take apart the dvd, access lens pickup, and clean lens manually with cotton and lens cleaning solution, or isopropyl alcohol.

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My sony dvd player is saying it cannot play disc

Try first unplugging power cable for ten minutes, so that if it is just a setting problem it reset and clears the error.
More likely you will have to do the following.

If this happens with one specific disk, then the disk is either scratched, faulty or dirty.
If disk is dirty wash it under tap water (yes under the tap) and dy completely with a soft cloth, taking care no to leave water on the disk. If disk is scratced or damaged there is nothing to do. Do not wash the CD in water if the CD has a paper sticker on it.

If the problems is with all cds, then it is a lens problem.
Try first cleaning lens with a cd cleaner. Repeat the operation a couple of times.

Here is a choice of lens cleaner kits.

If the lens cleaning cd did not work you will need to take apart your DVD by undoing screws at the bottom and removing cover.Then you access the lens pickup and clean the lens with a cotton stick and isopropyl alcohol.

In some rare case the lens pickup is faulty and must be replaced, but this is not frequent.

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In some types of players it is very difficult to access the lens.

What you can do is buy a CD or DVD cleaning kit. This will be a specialy made disk that you insert in to the drive. Then you follow the instruction about how to use it.

Go to any store that sells audio equipment for information about these types of products.

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you could purchase a lens cleaning disc some are quite good and reasonably cheap but after 5yrs it may need anew deck

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