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Will not read the DVD after it is inserted/not spinning

My unit will load my DVD's and music CD's, but as it attempts to read the DVD's, it starts and stops a few times and then the message" No Disk" appears. Is this a laser lens problem? Is this a motor problem? Is this a problem that I might be able to correct at home or will I need to take it in to have a part repaired or replaced? I would appreciate any help with steps that I might take to try and correct this problem.

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  • hometheatre Feb 25, 2008

    s, i have same problem on some cd/dvd's. but not on all

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My unit will load my Dvd's and Cd's, but as it attempts to read the Dvd's, it starts and stop and it making a click sound as the back on the right side .i dont know why,can you help?

Posted on Dec 31, 2006

  • Hung Nguyen Dec 31, 2006

    when i hood in the power to make trun on but it can't, i hear the click sound as the back at right side coupple time the it stop.

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I have a Digital Home Theater HT-DS400 Samsung. I have problems in reading a music CD or a DVD. You can read the message "Loading.." for a while and then stops and reads "NO DISC". ...


  • Make sure you have a non home made DVD. Some DVD players will not play DVD'S in certain formats.
  • If you have a normal DVD in the DVD player and are getting "NO Disk" then there is a real good possibility the lens is just so dirty that it is not recognizing your DVD at all. This happens a lot to all disk players that are neglected from the cleaning process. Get a disk player cleaner and run it through a few times until the disk is read again. Sometimes the lens is so dirty you have to try a few times just to get the cleaner disk itself to play just to do the actual cleaning. Make sure to run that cleaner disk through once a week. These disk cleaners "sweep" the lens and work well. You can get one at your local Best Buy for $8usd.
  • The last thing it could be is that somehow the lens has come out of alignment. Just a millimeter out of alignment is all it takes to not be able to read a disk and DVD players get bumped and knocked off the shelf easy. So this can happen often especially with the more smaller travel DVD player.

  • Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa.

Regards, Tony

Jul 23, 2011 | Samsung HT-DS400 System

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HI when i put disk in cd rom drive the computer only reads for about 3 seconds and then the message says insert a disk..my son has been burning a lot of disks lateluy and not sure why it broke so soon,only...


Loading new device-drivers will not help.
In the first few seconds, the drive is trying to read the first few blocks of data from the media, to see if it is a "data" or "music" or "blank" CD. If nothing can be read (dead laser?) then you get the "insert a disk" message.

> do I need a new unit?

Yes; spend $40 to buy a new CD/DVD reader/writer.

Oct 11, 2010 | HP Computers & Internet

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DVD Player stops reading disc Error message :


usually this happens when lens cannot read the the disc. Due to few reason 1 Your disk is scratched 2 Your DVD lens is covered with dust 3 You need to replace DVD lens
Try another few CD/DVD to rectify whether there is any problem with dvd you are trying to play
if this error occurs on all the dvd you played then the most likely proble is with your DVD lens either its coverd with dust use Disk cleaner if not you got to replace a new DVD lense as per model

Feb 18, 2010 | Samsung DVD-V9800 DVD Player/VCR

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Screen comes on, disk turns, loading starts, and doesnt stop


With the power turned off, open the DVD Player, and then open the top where you load the DVD into the player. Locate the laser lens and notice that the laser is attached to a transport assembly that moves the laser diagonally outward in a slot. 1. Slide this assembly outward to the end of its track. 2. Slide the assembly back inward to the closest inward position. 3. Repeat the process of sliding the assembly outward and then back inward.4. Put in a music CD and let it play all the way through. This helps to calibrate the laser head assembly movement. When the music CD is finished playing. 5. Put in a DVD, and you should have a working unit again This is a factory solution from Mintek that was given to a customer who ask for help with the forever loading disc problems. This solution may work on other models of portable DVD players. Most portable DVD players use this type of transport mechanism. Try this solution it might work for you.

Feb 01, 2009 | Mintek MDP-1770 Portable DVD Player

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Dell D600 not reading any type of disk


When the CD does not read any disk, that is usually because of a problem with the optical laser lens that is dirty, faulty or opaque, and will start operating on certain disks better than others.

In that case you will hear disk spinning, whirring and clicking, but the TOC (table of content track at start of CD will not be read, therefore the error.

When this problem is beginning you may be able to read only CD, DVD or Blue ray, or for example only DVD-R and not +R , or only to read and not to write and so on. After more prolonged usage , often the unit goes losing the rest of functions, and ends up not reading anything at all.

If instead there is no noise, and disk does not spin at all , then there is a faulty motor, or the motor micro-switch is bad. This situation is far less common than the lens problem.

Try first using a CD lens cleaner disk to clean the lens. If that does not work you will need to disassemble the drive , and clean lens directly with cotton tips and isopropyl alcohol, or to replace the CD drive unit.

Jan 14, 2009 | Dell (313-1220) CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Drive

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Prism DVD-352P not loading any disks


What you are hearing is the attempt to read the disk. The unti detects that a disc is present and attempts to read it by spinning it first at CD speeds then at DVD speeds. It will attempt this a number of times before giving up and reporting "no disc". If you can get at the optics, try cleaning the lens using a cotton swab and alcohol. Next try to read a CD. If you can read a music CD and not a DVD, it indicates that the optics are starting to fail and need to be replaced.

Dan

Dec 18, 2008 | Televison & Video

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Toshiba 32'' Model 32HLV66 DVD/TV Combo - DVD won't play


you must do a optical head cleaning on the unit, could be the optical lens was dirty thats why it can't read any disc inserted.

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Nov 23, 2008 | Toshiba MD13N3 13 in. TV/DVD Combo

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Curtis DVD player - Stuck in Load Mode so won't open - dvd inside - correctly seated - but may not be compatible. I just burned it & was testing it.) Have tried the paper clip in the tray release...


Do the following

Unplug power cord.
Wait two minutes and plug it back.
Keep repeatedly pressing the eject button while you start the unit, before it starts reading cd inside. Do this a couple of times.
If you cannot eject the disk in this way you will need to take unit apart.
Unit won't start until the disk is inside, as it tries to read the disk , disk is faulty and unit get stuck.

Aug 26, 2008 | Televison & Video

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I have a portable dvd player model number mdp1030 the unit keeps saying no disk I have tried numerous disks same results.


then i think the lens is not able to read the disk.

and so i would suggest you to buy a disk cleaner CD and run it in your DVD player and then use your regular disks.

if this is not working then it is some internal fault in your DVD players lens.

Aug 13, 2008 | Mintek Televison & Video

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