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I have the same problem as the other user. My Onkyo DV-C501 says MECHA ERROR and it is no where in the manual. I have turned it off and on several times. I have unplugged it from the wall and the back of the unit. Still same error. Drawer won't open - nothing.

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That is a great one! I got a good laugh and sure enough it worked like a charm!

Posted on Jul 20, 2007


I have actually had the same problem multiple number of times now and am going to suggest you a rather "crude sounding" solution!! First, atleast in my case the problem usually occurs when you turn the DVD player off while it still has DVD/CD inside and then turn it back on a little while later. This is how the "solution" works. I just disconnect the player and give it a good shake !! This somehow dislodges the "stuck" disc inside and voila, the player opens up after reconnecting and pressing the open/close button. Sometimes it takes more than one "good shake". Sounds rather severe but works everytime !!

Posted on Mar 06, 2007

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