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DVD player not playing DVD's

My DVD player will play Music cd's but not DVD's, Do you think it could be the laser?

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  • wellerspur61 Oct 19, 2008

    cant load a dvd, tells me 'no disc, ' however I cant load a dvd laser cleaner as it tells me the same mssg !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HELP PLEASE

  • deedub777 Jan 07, 2009

    This seems to be a running trait with this system. Replacement laser units are about 70 quid. I only paid £100 for the thing brand new - not happy :-(

  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2009

    my dvd

  • chris8719 Jan 13, 2009

    my dvd player has stoped working but still plays cd's y and how

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Yes. The laser lens in your player is dirty or failing. To fix your problem, try the following solutions: Clean the laser lens with a DVD player lense cleaning disc. Lense cleaning discs are available at many electronics retail stores.

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Open the cabinet if you can,then using cotton buds clean lens with out any liquid cleaning....i hope you can fix it

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