[qanda]This thread is about the Lite-On DVD RECORDER DVD+R RW. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]hi

I turn on the power and the cd drawer ejects and the display read Put Cd In

no video

need to know how to force reading of cd

Hi, we really need more details in order to try and help.

What are you connecting this recorder to?
How are you connecting it (what outputs/cables)?
When you say no video, what do you mean (no video on what/where)?
What type of disc are you putting in and what is on the disc?