I’d like to replace the laser in my DVD player because it no longer plays
anything: old or new. I suspect that the laser is failing. My question is where
can I find a place that sells that sort of part? I’ve looked high and low but I
can’t find much. Any help would be appreciated.
In this excerpt from
Answercast #65, I look at replacing a DVD drive vs. trying to repair
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Laser replacement parts
Well, I don’t know have a specific solution for you. I don’t have a specific
place to send you.
In your shoes, I would simply Google “replacement DVD laser,” or check
places like Amazon or eBay. I’m not sure that you’ll find many.
Get a new drive!
It’s not something that people generally replace. And in all honesty, the
reason that they probably don’t replace them is that for the cost of replacing
the laser, you can probably end up getting a whole new drive.
In fact, I’m not sure that replacing the laser is going to solve the
problem or that (even if the laser is the problem) getting the laser properly
aligned after you install it will end up with a working DVD drive.
So, my actual strong recommendation is to avoid that path completely and
simply replace the drive.