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Technique: Repairing Samsung P241 Laser

This guide will show how to access and clean the laser of DVD player.

Make sure you look at the Samsung P241 Troubleshooting Guide first to see if you can solve your problem without taking the DVD player apart.

If the DVD player is skipping or not playing DVDs correctly, then there is likely a problem with the laser that reads the disc. First, you will want to try to clean the disc to make sure it is a problem with laser and not the disc. However if the problem does come from the laser, this guide will show you how to safely access it and clean it.

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Étape 1 Repairing Samsung P241 Laser  ¶ 

Remove the two white ribbon cables that connect the motherboard and the disc tray by pulling on the ribbon cable where it attaches to the circuit board. Remove the two white ribbon cables that connect the motherboard and the disc tray by pulling on the ribbon cable where it attaches to the circuit board.

Étape 1 Repairing Samsung P241 Laser  ¶ 

  • Remove the two white ribbon cables that connect the motherboard and the disc tray by pulling on the ribbon cable where it attaches to the circuit board.

Étape 2  ¶ 

Remove the three 0.6 cm gold screws holding the disc tray to the bottom casing with a Philips #1 screwdriver. Lift the disc tray out. Lift the disc tray out.

Étape 2  ¶ 

  • Remove the three 0.6 cm gold screws holding the disc tray to the bottom casing with a Philips #1 screwdriver.

  • Lift the disc tray out.

Étape 3  ¶ 

Remove the top cover of the disc tray by gently prying the clips off with a flathead screwdriver. You will want to release one side before moving on to the other side, but do not lift the cover off until both sides are released. You will want to release one side before moving on to the other side, but do not lift the cover off until both sides are released.

Étape 3  ¶ 

  • Remove the top cover of the disc tray by gently prying the clips off with a flathead screwdriver.

  • You will want to release one side before moving on to the other side, but do not lift the cover off until both sides are released.

Étape 4  ¶ 

Very gently wipe the laser down with lens cleaner. Be very careful that no excess cleaner drips down into the disc drive. Use extreme caution when wiping the laser to avoid damaging it.  If too much force is used, it will break or be pushed off-center and will not read the disc properly.

Étape 4  ¶ 

  • Very gently wipe the laser down with lens cleaner.

  • Be very careful that no excess cleaner drips down into the disc drive.

  • Use extreme caution when wiping the laser to avoid damaging it. If too much force is used, it will break or be pushed off-center and will not read the disc properly.