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My dvd player will not read any disc

Talked to somone yesterday on this site,they told me to take machine apart and clean lense.i did this probably 15 times and still wont read disc

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  • jeanniebenny Jun 25, 2008

    my machine is about 8 years old and a lot of movies have been played through it, dont think its a stuck laser because it has no problem moving just wont read disc



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Need more info on problem to solve it. Depending on age and amount of use, it could be just a stuck lazer, blocked lazer, gears on lazer track may need 'grease'(very little, applied only to gear teeth, then move the lazer manually(very lightly-do not touch lens) . Or the lazer itself could be burnt out. You don't give enough symptoms to go any further.

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