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Replacement pickup lens assembly

My DENON DVM 2815 wont read any type of disc. I am told that the pickup lens is faulty. The original factory replacement costs almost $200.00. Does anyone know where I can get a replacement lens or lens assembly that wont cost me an arm and a leg? Thanks

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  • Anonymous Jul 27, 2008

    my same model will say that i have a faulty disc I know that's not true. One time in 20 it will begin to play then go in stops and starts, then just die.


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Try to replace the data bus(ribbon) running from the pickup lens to the motherboard, that may the problem before replacing the lens ,NOTE that lens faulty is not easy.

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Posted on Jun 11, 2008

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