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LG DR 385 DVD recorder

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Jacques ROZEN, Feb 15, 2009.

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  1. my DVD recorder LG DR 385 eject all disk i insert, immmediately, without
    reading it. This occurs with commercial DVDs, to read it, and with blank
    recordable DVDs to record on it. After several trials inserting and
    rejecting, the DVD remains inside the recorder and can be read or recorded
    normaly. How to fix this problem? is it a mechanical problem? like a
    microswitch detecting the tray position? or an optical problem? dirty lens?
    or a firmware bug?
    Thank you for your help
  2. I assume it used to work so unlikely to be a firmware bug.

    My guess would be a mechanical problem with the tray not fully loading.

    Since it can eventually read and write normally, not likely an optical

    What happens if you eject and then insert a DVD AFTER it has successfully
    loading one?

    I would certainly be worth taking the cover off and try to observe
    what's going on when it fails.

    Does the tray go in all the way?
    Does it attampt to focus or instantly reverse direction and eject??

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    Assuming that it uses belt drive on the tray, check this carefully for
    slipping at the end of the loading cycle. It's very common with the symtoms
    you describe, for the loading belt to have just enough grip to drive the
    tray in and out, but not quite enough to lift the deck and disc up to the
    clamp, to complete the loading cycle. With the cover off, it should be quite
    easy to see this.

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