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DVD drive will no longer open

When I press open, I get the message "Blocked...Closing." I unplugged the unit and left it unplugged for a day. No change. I moved the plastice piece below the dvd drive on the unit to the left to make sure the drive could be opened. It did open. I then closed it back ensuring the plastic piece was back to the right. However, when powering the unit back on, I continue to get the same message.

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  • miriamc14 Dec 31, 2008

    I have the same problem and also noticed that can not operate any of the buttons in the front of de dvdr. There is one dvd inside but can´t take it out

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I went to look at getting it fixed and wit was going to cost as much as a new device, so I pulled it to bits and found that the rubber band in the DVD player was frail. This meant it didn't have enough strenght to load the disk completely.

I went to a stationary shop and brought a new one the same size and it is perfect.

Cost. 10c.

You will need to be careful and confident pulling it to bits and some of the screws are no standard. good luck.

Alternatively there is a slot under the unit that you can force the DVD mechanism open or closed. A hassle though.

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I have 2 of these units and both have the same problem. I found that when I keep a DVD in the tray I never have the problem. If I forget to leave a DVD in the tray, the unit will not open and I get the message. I guess that the tray must get stuck on something inside the unit and when a DVD is left in the tray it prevents the tray from sticking. I always use an old DVD or for that matter even a CD

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Look at this:

http://forum.videohelp.com/threads/311434-I-fixed-my-Philips-DVDR-3455H-dvd-hdd-recorder

down the pdf by Imonfa, answer 17
he is an expert!!!

To get the dvd, open the tray manually, follow the instruccions by the service manual
pag 6, picture 4.1
http://www.zshare.net/download/824070401c355e7d/

good luck!

Posted on Nov 06, 2010

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