Originally Posted by Rich86
I have a Panasonic DMP-BD55 that makes a grinding noise when loading up a blu-ray, and when stopping it afterwards. It doesn't seem to happen with DVDs, but happens far too often with blu-rays.
I saw a number of posts in here discussing this type problem, but did not see any resolution. Has anyone found a fix? Did the drives in your players eventually give up the ghost? How did folks take care of this?
btw - this player remains cinavia free with its most recent firmware (2.4) in case someone cares about that.
So - has anyone ever opened up the drive module that sits inside this player? It looks like 4 screws on the top will permit access to the guts for cleaning, checking, etc?
Update: Well, I took the player cover off and opened the sealed internal drive assembly (4 screws on top and gently release tab in rear and lift top cover off). I cleaned the laser lens assembly (both lasers) with a q-tip using denatured alcohol and removed a bunch of stuff/crud from inside the drive unit (dust/dirt balls on the rails the laser assembly rides on towards the end of the rails, hair, etc.). I was careful not to disturb or contaminate the lubricating grease on the rails. I also cleaned the small round platter the center of the disc rides on (there was crud all over the rubberized portion of it). Put it back together and been using it since. So far, so good - plays fine and no grinding noises. We'll see if this is just a tease, or the problem is actually fixed.Edited by Rich86 - 4/15/13 at 11:39pm