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DVD LG COMBO 288 rc

Stopped reading disk and playing dvd movies anyone can help

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  • carjo Apr 26, 2008

    I think that the laser have a little bit more life the two months . How one can aligne properly. what is so funny is that there is a dvd that was recorded on this dvd recorder and after few trials it will read it. Again it would not read any other dvd regardless the make. I tried to contact LG customer care but They should call themselves customer don't care as none of them even had the courtesy to reply to my complaint. This product was made in Indonesia. on July 2007. I even tried to contact them but they have no ears to hear from me. I am giving up till I will go to Azerbaijan and shoved it to the man who sod it to me




  • carjo Apr 26, 2008

    can you tell me if ever you did any alignement with the lasers if yes could explain please to me.

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Optical unit has become dirty or out of alignment. It may be even that the laser has expired...accordianman

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  • Michael Borelli Apr 26, 2008

    I'm sorry for your troubles, but please bear in mind that not all man-made products have the life expectancy that we all deisre. My diagnosis still stands, and I hope that your experience turns out for the best...accordianman

  • Michael Borelli Apr 27, 2008

    I have indeed, performed laser alignments, but only after some training in that field. A single-trace 'scope is needed, with at least a 10 MHhz horizontal specification. These DVD machines have what is called a "grating lens" and must separate the primary beam into three coherent beams; one for reading the actual tracks, and the other two used for tracking error offset to tell the machine which way to move the beams and how far. There are numerous products on the market, some extremely inexpensive, that can detect whether a laser is even putting out a beam to begin with, or, you can use an ordinary video camera to "see" the beam by looking at the viewfinder of the camera. The rest of the alignment process varies slightly according to the MFGR, and should be performed as such...accordianman

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