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Since a couple of days suddenly my LG RH389H does not accept any disc (no DVD, CD, etc). Resetting to the manufactoring settings does not solve the problem. I can record and play from HDD but when I put a DVD in the loader it gives the message "Disc not recognized" and eject the disc.

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  • marcelvan457 May 30, 2011

    Hi Ginko,
    Thank you for your suggestions.
    Because I can't load a cleaning disk (also rejected) I need the technical service manual.
    However I don't see GET MANUAL at the page link you mentioned.
    Regards Marcel



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Problem is either the lens or the potentiometer regulating the laser beam. You can try cleaning the lens with a cleaner disk, or you can access the lens directly by disassembling the unit.Here general directions on how to clean the lens: When you get no disk error.

If that does not work, then the problem is usually the laser regulation. In this units there is no potentiometer that can be tweaked. Regulation is done through an IC. In that case repair is done replacing the whole optical drive.

Here a technical service manual: LG RH177 RH188S RH188HS RH199HS. Click where it says GET MANUAL at the bottom of the page.



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