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Lg dr275 does not recognize any disk

This has happened to me many times. After a player sits for a while, the lens that reads the discs can get a film/patina on it, especially if there has been cigarette smoke around it. Try this: Take a q-tip with rubbing alcohol on it (almost none, like dip it and squeeze most out with your fingers). Then, very GENTLY, with almost NO pressure, wipe the lens with a circular motion for a few seconds. Then, flip the q-tip over and dry the lens with a circular motion for a few seconds. Then, quickly blow on the lens to dry it and remove any remaining q-tip fibers/debris (don't spit, lol). This has worked for me many times. If you can't access the lens from/through the disc door, you'll have to open the unit, in which case you could also blow out all of the dirt/dust with a spray can of air or small air compressor first. Good luck.
1/16/2018 12:46:07 AM • LG DR275... • Answered on Jan 16, 2018
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Hello, I have an LG DR275 which plays all discs

According to the operation manual for this model, DL (dual-layer) discs are not mentioned, so your unit may not be able to record or play that type of disc. ~ Of course, if you are using BLANK dual layer discs which have not been recorded or formatted on any other device, and the LG isn't recognizing them, then the disc type is probably not compatible with your model. It's likely to be a design limitation specific to this model; not necessarily a fault.
12/22/2017 1:14:34 AM • LG DR275... • Answered on Dec 22, 2017
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How do i hack into the LG DR275 Recorder to make it region free?

Press setup, go down to the lock symbol. do not enter it, just have it highlighted, then press "0" seven times. this will make it region free. also applies to most LG DVD players and DVD recorders.
4/5/2015 12:50:30 AM • LG DR275... • Answered on Apr 05, 2015
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I have a DR389 DVD Recorder/Player , I can record

Most all DVD recorders will finalize once the disc is full.
1/6/2014 10:38:45 PM • LG DR275... • Answered on Jan 06, 2014
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Cant play back recordings from my LG DR275 on any other device

I was asking the same question for the LG DR389 , but couldn't find any help . With time on hand I explored the remote control .Try HOME , scroll down to a disk , go right and I got FINALISE ,click and it activates . I can now play my DVD on any player or my PC . Good Luck !
10/1/2013 4:05:40 AM • LG DR275... • Answered on Oct 01, 2013
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My LG dr389 cannot record the DSTV channels, it

i got a dr 389 lg and it wont find any tv channels at all but it still comes up on my tv
12/28/2012 8:25:09 PM • LG DR275... • Answered on Dec 28, 2012
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LG DR389 "Unknown Disc. Please check disc again"

my lg dvd model dr389 displays PRO1 please solve my problem
8/8/2012 9:10:32 PM • LG DR275... • Answered on Aug 08, 2012
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I have problem with subtitles

First of all both of the files must be in a separate folder just for them or alone on the disk.
Then the name of the srt file must be EXACTLY the same as the one of the movie file.
Finally make sure that the disk has been properly burned with that subtitle file - if the file has been burned on a disk separately from the movie file it will not be detected.
7/30/2011 7:51:44 AM • LG DR275... • Answered on Jul 30, 2011
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I have an DR275 LG

The laser mechanism has a number of optical components, not just the lens. There also additional fixed lenses and mirrors inside the laser unit which are very difficult to access. If sufficient dirt builds up on these components then the dvd laser may not work properly. Unfortunately it is very difficult (or even impossible) to clean these parts.
Another possible fault is that the CD laser is usually separate to the DVD laser and the DVD laser is no longer working properly, while the CD laser is still OK. In this case, the unit is definately not repairable without replacing the whole laser unit (not a readily available item and not likely to be cheap).
If the unit is out of warranty, your cheapest option is to buy a new DVD recorder.
6/16/2011 12:22:07 PM • LG DR275... • Answered on Jun 16, 2011
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Hi can you please help

Hi,

Resolving this problem is not as easy as it seems. Cleaning the internal parts MIGHT help, in addition to that reseat the connectors ONE-BY-ONE. Unplug and replug them to their designated ports. Be very careful with the optical cable. It is the thin, film-like cable that connects the optical lens to the mainboard of the device.

Thank you for visiting FixYa! you can do it! Just be very careful though. Enjoy!
6/2/2011 9:08:50 PM • LG DR275... • Answered on Jun 02, 2011
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Only records for a few

Your problem seems to be the laser lens.
You can try to apply some grease to the laser guides first to make sure it's not a problem of the laser getting stuck along the guides.
If this doesn't solve the problem, you'll have to change the optical unit though i'm affraid this will be an expensive fix.
4/7/2011 8:40:06 AM • LG DR275... • Answered on Apr 07, 2011
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I have placed a high

Most DVD player Unknown Disk / No disk errors are the result of 1 of 3 things. As you obviously suspected, a dirty laser lens is one. The wrong kind of disk is another (DVDRW often is not recognized). And the other is a dead or dying drive motor. Very rarely can the motor be fixed because it is usually an integral part of a larger assembly and is difficult to access and nearly impossible to replace as a single discreet component. I'm afraid you are likely going to have to replace the unit as it is probably not economically feasible to repair it. Sorry about the bad news but it is a very common failure. I know this isn't very helpful so feel free to repost the question for another user, maybe someone else will have better news. Good luck. Joe.
2/13/2011 4:51:54 AM • LG DR275... • Answered on Feb 13, 2011
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It will not recognize most

The laser head is covered in dust clean it using one of those special cleaning disks.
1/20/2011 8:31:54 AM • LG DR275... • Answered on Jan 20, 2011
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Unknown disc please check the disc again

use original dvd cassettes
12/26/2010 3:10:33 PM • LG DR275... • Answered on Dec 26, 2010
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