LG RH177 DVD Recorder/HDD Recorder - Page 3 - Answered Questions & Fixed issues


First test to see if this is happening with a particular DVD. Also go to sound settings and tes with different settings (test 5+1 if you have this configuration, and thest two speakers stereo in any case).

If problem occurrs with any DVD played, check the Center Speaker audio connection and working status. With surround settings the voice is often sent mostly to the center speaker. If speaker is malfunctioning you may get no or low voice audio signal.

LG RH177 DVD... | Answered on Jan 16, 2011 | 140 views

The Laser Pickup Assembly is defective and must be replaced, the dvd discs require higher precision when it includes audio and video signals together, the only other possible way is attempt to clean the laser pickup lens with a Q-Tip and rubbing alcohol, but it is long shot.

LG RH177 DVD... | Answered on Jan 16, 2012 | 311 views

try the following to make ur dvd playre region free.

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1.Power ON

2.Eject Tray in DVD Mode

3.Press "0" seven times

4.Enter "0" as New Region Code

5.Press Enter

ur player will become region free


LG RH177 DVD... | Answered on Dec 27, 2010 | 255 views


Try the below 2 tricks to make it region free :-

Press Setup
Scroll to Lock
Press 0 (7 times)
A message will appear saying it is region free.

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

LG RH177 DVD... | Answered on Dec 19, 2010 | 55 views

No, you can't load them. You can do something else: copy the movies on an USB stick, plug the stick on the LG and play them from there.

LG RH177 DVD... | Answered on Oct 25, 2010 | 265 views

You can find out by testing it, no harm done. But Its not guaranteed.

1 Use the remote
2 Press HOME
3 Move to SETUP
2 Scroll down to LOCK (no need to enter LOCK options)
3 Press '0' seven times
A message that confirms that the player is region free will appear on the screen!

it has been reported to work on some LG models.

LG RH177 DVD... | Answered on Oct 22, 2010 | 500 views

Its possible that the power unit inside is burned
you need to take it to service

LG RH177 DVD... | Answered on Oct 20, 2010 | 107 views

replace the dvd rom

LG RH177 DVD... | Answered on Oct 17, 2010 | 883 views

Please try to put in an ordinary audio CD track and see if this is detected. If yes the optical is working, if not there is no laser scanning and the possibility of the head being faulty is high.
Now certain cleaner disks are not read and so will not be tracked. Hence the rejection but the best is for cleaning manually the laser head eye with a cotton bud very softly and without any pressing of the lens eye.
If there is still no result then watch the CD if it spins or tries to spin. If the head unit moves up or down to focus or in and out of the drive, if so the board seems to work correctly and the possibility of the optical head being the suspected fault is closer.
Finally try to see if the set records on a DVD with a given signal source. If not the fault is confirmed.
But if any of the above seems otherwise we must recheck with possibilities of the processor board

LG RH177 DVD... | Answered on Sep 29, 2010 | 71 views

The laser head is faulty: the sensor in so longer detecting the return laser light because there's dirt and dust on it or the lens. Dismantle the unit and access the laser head - use a can of compressed air and blow away all the dust from between the lens and the sensor then wipe the lens with a q-tip. If after 2 or 3 cleanings the situation doesn't improve then the dust was baked on the plastic lens and cannot be removed: if you can't find a replacement laser head then the recorder is dead, get a new one.

LG RH177 DVD... | Answered on Sep 09, 2010 | 130 views

Did this problem get solved? I have the same machine and the same problem. Any help would be appreciated.

LG RH177 DVD... | Answered on Aug 01, 2010 | 1,079 views

I have the LG DVD recorder DRT389H which has the same problem. You can't switch off the subtitles during timer recording from the Electronic Programme Guide. The only way I could stop this was to go to the main set-up menu then select the A icon. Select DTV Subtitle and choose a language that the TV programme isn't broadcast in. I chose Gaelic. The only disadvantage is that this stops any subtitles being recorded so you can't access them later.

LG RH177 DVD... | Answered on Jun 13, 2010 | 2,821 views

A couple of universal things you can try. Power unit off, unplug for 5 minutes, plug back in, power on.

Another thing to try is same as above, but when powering unit on, also press the stop button at same time.

That has worked for me in the past. Hope this helps.

LG RH177 DVD... | Answered on May 27, 2010 | 357 views

the hdd could be full, erasing the older filesto make room for the new.

LG RH177 DVD... | Answered on May 23, 2010 | 241 views

isnt there a hole in the bottomplate?

LG RH177 DVD... | Answered on Apr 19, 2010 | 203 views

it unfortunately could be literally one of 25 things, the Power Supply is a symptom of the actual CAUSE. You must get a service manual to perform the troubleshooting and fault isolation procedure, and even than it is still extremely hard to isolate, usually one just replaces the Mother Board, and or power supply.But it also may be the laser head, too.

LG RH177 DVD... | Answered on Oct 17, 2016 | 267 views

Could be a timing issue with the tray mechanism - possible that somebody has given the tray "a shove" to make it close instead of using the open/close button and has put the timing out.or a worn tray loading belt

LG RH177 DVD... | Answered on Jan 10, 2011 | 1,349 views

There are three things you can do that will eventually give you a working solution. Depending on the level of problem. Start with 1 progress to 3 until it works.
1. Use a cleaning disc. (one that use an alcohol based liquid)
2. If the cleaning disc does not solve it, you can use an ear bud, with some iso-propyl alcohol to clean the DVD lens on the drive directly. (you have to open the player and the drive)
3. The guaranteed working solution is to replace the DVD drive inside the player. This is quite a simple process, as most players use a standard IDE DVD-ROM or DVD writer.
You simply remove the face plate, (apply power to the drive, and press eject first) the tray will open. Unclip the tray face, and then with the tray open you can unclip the plastic face plate too.
Remove the old drive, and fit the new drive by reversing the removal procedure.
Once everything is assembled you should be able to watch DVD's again. If you can't find a cheap DVD drive locally, try ebay.
I have done this on over 50 players for my clients in the past. I use LG DVD roms and DVD writers for the DVD recorders, irrespective of brand.
Let me know how it goes.

LG RH177 DVD... | Answered on Feb 28, 2010 | 302 views

Mine had a similar problem. I assumed there might be some dust on the laser. I used an air compressor and pointed it at the DVD slot as it was opening and closing to blow some air around inside the unit (and hopefully dislodge any dust). It worked. The discs that would not play before did play after. I didn't have the air compressor nozzle too close to the opening as I didn't want to dislodge anything I wasn't supposed to. If it was dust on the laser, you might be able to clean it in other ways, such as removing the cover and using a cotton tip (take power off first!). That would have been my approach if I didn't have an air compressor.

LG RH177 DVD... | Answered on Feb 02, 2010 | 1,050 views

Try reformatting the harddisk, worked for me!

LG RH177 DVD... | Answered on Jan 31, 2010 | 1,852 views

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