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Changer will not open says: MECHA ERROR

Last night when trying to view a DVD, it seemed to be skipping a bit so we opened the changer and re-inseted the disk. Upon shutting we got a message MECHA ERROR. We can't get it to open. I've turned it off and back on. It's up against a wall so I can't even get back there to unplug it and I've searched my manual and can't find anything. Can anyone help? Thanks. Cathi Ray

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