Ok i will try my best to describe the problem i am having with my hitachi 59dj.
My dvd drive simply will not read any media that is thrown at it, always ends up at 'unplayable disc'. Here is what i have tried so far...
it is not a firmware problem as this drive used to work with originals and backups and slowly started deteriorating without changing the firmware.
I thought the laser was dead so i ordered a new one and the same problem was happening. I thought perhaps i was sent a faulty laser, so i took the laser of another hitachi (which is also a 59dj) drive which i know is working and the problem persisted.
I put the laser back into the working hitachi and hooked up the board of the broken hitachi to it, and it worked perfect, so that rules out any issues with the board.
so now i am stuck as to what the problem could be, my next guess is the motor for the worm screw is malfunctioning but i am not sure. I am guessing this because when the disc is loading, there is a clicking sound coming from the drive as if the laser cannot move or something or is going back n forth on the same spot.
If anyone has had a similar problem, please send some info over if you were able to fix it or if you have other ideas to what it could be that would be great also
Any info is appreciated!
This post has been edited by metal_hed: Feb 25 2009, 05:27 PM