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dvd/vcr 560vr Whendisc is inserted door closes

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dvd/vcr 560vr
Whendisc is inserted door closes and flashing disc with the word read comes on front screen, nothing else happens after that. Any ideas please.
Regards Graham
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Electronics
Expert:  Nathan replied 3 years ago.

Hello, I’m Nathan, and I’ll be assisting you today. My livelihood depends on your positive feedback, so your satisfaction is my highest priority.

Sorry to hear you’re having trouble, Graham,

This type of problem is often caused by a contaminated laser lens. You can attempt to clean it by blowing out the disc tray/slot area with a can of compressed air for dusting computers (keep the can upright only so you don't get chemical propellant on the lens).
If this doesn't help, you can try a specialty cleaning disc

(example:

which has little brushes that clean the lens more thoroughly.


If neither of these cleaning steps help, then this is more likely a hardware fault, which could include a bad laser emitter or pickup, faulty spindle motor or laser transport, bad d/a converter, etc. Any of these issues would require repair/replacement.