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DVD Spindle Motor Problem Repaired

By on April 6, 2016
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DVD Speed Motor Problem Repaired

The complaint of this Star DVD player was no CD even though the CD disc already been inserted. You can see the error message in the photo below:

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Once the cover been removed, I immediately focus on the lens assembly because a faulty lens and spindle motor can cause the DVD player to show the error message.

The first thing I do was to check on the spindle motor. When I tried to turn it with my finger I found that the motor was jammed. This is surely the fault of the motor.

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It was easy to remove the spindle motor. Just remove the two screws and the motor can be easily taken out.

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I bought the replacement spindle motor from the local market and the brand name was Suoer as seen in the photo below:

spindle motor replacement

Be careful when you solder the motor. You need to observe the color of the wire. Red means positive and black means negative.

solder spindle motor


Once the spindle motor was fitted and powered On, I could see that the CD spin in a great speed and the front display was already showing that it was playing a CD. If you want to learn how to repair DVD player the easy way, you can check out Humphrey’s ebook HERE.

By the way if the spindle motor tested good then I may need to check on the lens and other related area.

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This article was prepared for you by Suranga Bandara who owns an Electronics shop in Anuradapura, Sri Lanka.


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  1. Robert Calk

    April 6, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    Good job, Suranga.

  2. Parasuraman S

    April 6, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    Great! I have never seen any motor in DVD players, which is stuck! The usual complaint is that it does not take the load or it is erratic, like the sliding motor.

  3. Anthony

    April 7, 2016 at 4:32 am

    Nice repair Suranga ! Thanks for sharing your articles here.

  4. Chris

    April 7, 2016 at 4:59 am

    Great repair, major thing is that the dvd player was saved from junk.
    My best regards.

  5. Mark

    April 7, 2016 at 6:37 am

    Hey Suranga,

    Thanks for your article. I have a few DVD players to repair and will keep an eye out for that one. Can't say I've seen them stuck before though.

    I have purchases Humphrey’s ebook and it does give some good guidance for repairs.

    Keep up with your excellent articles and repairs!

  6. Yogesh Panchal

    April 7, 2016 at 3:48 pm


    Thanks for this tip.

  7. Humberto

    April 8, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    Well done Suranga. Keep up.

  8. Emmanuel j onyilokw

    September 10, 2021 at 1:25 pm

    Thank you for that


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