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Philips DVDR3440H Our DVD recorder is playing up, insofar as the disc tray won't open. Each time I press the OPEN/CLOSE button on the front of the machine, the LED says OPEN and then BLOCKED. This then cycles around OPEN, BLOCKED, CLOSING endlessly and can only be stopped by switching the machine off again.Everything else is working fine. There isn't a disc in the drive (as far as I am aware - it says "No Disc" if you interrogate the machine via the DVD button on the remote). I've already tried a 30 second "power re-cycle" but that didn't work either.I've searched thro' the instruction book and no where does it have any reference to the word 'BLOCKED'. The machine is just out of warranty and we have no easy access to a service engineer, we live on a Greek island -the nearest Philips engineer is on the Greek mainland. I've contacted Philips' help desk and received the reply 'Take it to our Service Engineer' All ideas / thoughts gratefully received!! Bob

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Disc loading mechanism fault. Might be of a broken gear wheel or a drive belt. In rare cases, the mechanism replacement should be done. If you wish to get some details; visit the site linked here. Pull up older posts. http://electronicshelponline.blogspot.com/

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SOURCE: DVD Tray will not open

I purchased this unit back in Mid November to make DVD's of my kids old VHS tapes. To date I have probably have made 400 DVD's. Sunday we came home from being gone all day and the unit was locked up. I tried the reset button, unplugged the unit etc to no avail. I unplugged the unit all Sunday night and looked at it again on Monday morning. I was ready to take the unit back to Best Buy and the unit ejected the DVD and has worked for 2 days (Recorded another dozen DVD's). Tonight while reading the paper a message came on my monitor that there was a problem with the disk and instructed me to push the "enter" button which shut the unit off and was suppose to recover the disc. The recorder is now locked up again. A number of 000000's flashes accross the display and the unit constantly cycles off/on. So it is trying to recover but is obviously not being successful. I am going to try the same thing tonight. I am not sure if I have a bad set of blank DVD's. They are Sony -DVD R, same ones I have been using all along. I do remember having this "Error" message when I first started this project and I had to unplug the unit to resolve but it didn't lock up and I haven't had any issues until Sunday. Seems like something in the software is screwed up. It is frustrating that there doesn't seem to be a manual way to eject the disk??!!

Posted on Jan 16, 2008

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SOURCE: DVD player disc tray won't open

take a screw driver and open it up
maybe its a disc that stuck
if not working
probably cheaper to buy a new one

Posted on Apr 28, 2009

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SOURCE: drive is blocked sometimes

This problem could be fixed with a firmware update..

Download it at the following link

http://www.p4c.philips.com/cgi-bin/dcbint/cpindex.pl?scy=GB&slg=ENG&cat=DVD_HOME_THEATER_CA&sct=DVD_HARDDISK_RECORDERS_SU&session=20090522144501_195.241.216.176&grp=HOME_ENTERTAINMENT_GR&ctn=DVDR3440H/05&mid=Link_Software&hlt=Link_Software

Read the instructions carefully before updating!!!!

Jay

Posted on May 22, 2009

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SOURCE: DVD PLAYER DISC TRAY DOES NOT OPEN

tap it gently from the side while pressing the button......or with a knife try to open it gently...while pressing the button....after it,s open..clean the side n the belt..

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

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SOURCE: The tray on my Phillips DVDR 3380 won't open.

I have the same problem. What I do is push my hand down firmly on top of the DVD Recorder above the tray and while doing this press the open button. If this doesn't work get a screwdriver and poke it into the sides of the tray and pull it away. I find that the first method works best! XD

Hope This Helps!

Posted on Aug 01, 2009

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