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I'm not sure that replacing the laser is going to solve the problem, or that you'll end up with a working DVD drive after installing and aligning it.
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 one.
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.
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.
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