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DV-C302D - Carousel not opening

Not sure if a disc is not properly sitting within the carousel, but the machine is refusing to open up and completely shuts down after a moment of trying. Is there any way to open the carousel manually?

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Re: DV-C302D - Carousel not opening

First. Unplug the DVD for 30 seconds, plug back in and turn set on, sometimes it helps. Second, some CDs may have some rough spots around the inner and outer edges. If your DVD has it, this unit may reject the CD. To remove these rough spots, rub the edges with a pencil or ball-point pen, etc.

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