DVD player stopped playing DVD's

I have a Lite-On DVD player (LTD-163). A few days ago it stopped playing any DVD. It plays CD's fine. It spins for about a minute then stops. If I click on the DVD icon it says to insert DVD. I've tried unplugging the power from the unit (maybe it has some sort of memory that needs to reset) and I tried to clean it. Any ideas? The drive is a little more than a year old.


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  1. there are 2 lenses in the drive, one for DVDs & another one for CDs... if after cleaning the lenses still no joy then the DVD lens may have gone...

    U could try the drive in another PC (I have seen XP not recognise certain disc types being present in the drive after a while & the only solution was a reinstall of the OS)

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  2. Hi.

    I have the same problem with my Liteon LDW 851S.

    It plays CD;s fine (audio + software programs) but keeps spinning for DvDs.

    Do I use a cleaning cd to clean the lense or would I have to open up the drive to do that? And how do I know which one is the DVD lense?

    Thanks for any help you can provide.
  3. You would use a cleaning cd to clean the lense. Opening the drive would void your warranty making replacement impossible if it is defective.

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  4. also try a FIRMWARE and Driver Update....might refresh gay xp and allow the usage to see that media.

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