It may be possible to obtain a replacement laser assembly, but be warned, it could be expensive (not just the part, but the fitting and alignment involved). If your local service centre says they cannot repair this unit, they are correct in one aspect - lasers are not repairable - they must be replaced. I suggest that you take the unit somewhere else if you can (preferably an authorised LG service agent), get a quote, and a second opinion on the likely cost(s) involved, time it will take etc., then you can make a firm decision as to whether it is economical to fix or not - up to you.
Fitting a new laser in a DVD recorder is a time-consuming task and should only be undertaken by a skilled, qualified technician in a fully equipped workshop; this cannot be done by the user in the home. Make sure once the job is completed, that you get a written guarantee on any work done to your unit.
Because this is a DVD recorder, you should be able to get it serviced, but it will cost a bit, so be prepared for that if you go ahead.
on Apr 13, 2011