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DVP615 LG DVD PLAYER NOT PLAYING DVD's

Hi, I have purchased a dvd player from USA, best buy 2 years back. I use to play audio cds & video dvds on it. But I havent used it for last 6-8 months, I have checked it last month but it is not playing any dvd....it is playing audio cds but to any dvd is shows an error check disc...Kindly help me. My email id is shindevikram1@gmail.com. Thanks.

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    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    Are you playing a DVD that was purchased at a store or are you playing a DVD that was burned from a computer?



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You could try a CD lens cleaner and see if that makes a difference.

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hi,
i have got the same complaint some days ago. your players spindle motor is faulty.
its winding have some problem. spindle motor is that one on which the dvd spins. when u insert the dvd it is not rotating at the required rpm. thats why it is not reading. the problem will not be with video cds and audio cds . because it doesn't required a high rpm. replace the spindle motor. it will not cost a lot. its sure that ur problem will be solved.
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Your LG dvd player's lens might need cleaning. It is having a hard time reading those cds that is why it sometimes skips or just stops in the middle of playing them. Does this happen also to new cd's? Sometimes cleaning those cds helps the lens reading them.

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DVD609AT:

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Playable Discs
This DVD Player will play Digital Video Discs (DVDs) and Audio CDs. In order to play a
DVD or Audio CD on this DVD Player, make sure the Disc meets the requirements for
Region Codes and Color Systems as described on this page. Also, the Discs should have
the following logos and should meet these standards.
• CD-ROM
• Compact Disc-Interactive
(CD-I)
• Compact Disc-Recordable
(CD-R)
• Digital Video Disc-Video
Recordable (DVD-VR)
• DVD-RAM
• DVD-ROM
• Super Audio CD (SACD)
• Photo CD
• Video CD
• Video Single Disc (VSD)
Digital
Video
Disc
12 cm
12 cm
Approx. 4 hours
(single-sided)
Approx. 8 hours
(double-sided)
Approx. 80 minutes
(single-sided)
Approx. 160 minutes
(double-sided)
20 minutes
8 cm
8 cm
(singles)
Logo
Maximum
Disc Type Contents Playback Time
Sound
and
Pictures
Audio
CD
Disc Size
Sound
74 minutes
Disc
Segments
DVDs are
divided into Titles,
which are divided
into Chapters.
Titles and Chapters
are numbered.
Audio CDs are divided
into numbered Tracks, i.e.,
a track may be one song.


Unacceptable Discs
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the TV screen. Also, “- - - - - “ will appear on the DVD Player display panel. Insert a
DVD or Audio CD. The following Discs will not play on this DVD Player.

• CD-ROM
• Compact Disc-Interactive
(CD-I)
• Compact Disc-Recordable
(CD-R)
• Digital Video Disc-Video
Recordable (DVD-VR)
• DVD-RAM
• DVD-ROM
• Super Audio CD (SACD)
• Photo CD
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I would love to help you. What is your problem with the DVD player?

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Hi ,
You should do...
1- clean to lens
2-change with new lens
3- change the spindle motor
I hope to fine it.

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The red wavelength of light from the laser might not be getting through the lens properly, which is used for the Audio CDs, where the higher frequency laser is used for the DVD material.

Mike

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