Question about Philips DVP642 DVD Player

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There is a DVD in the player that wont eject or play.

The power button just blinks when plugged in, and i can't get the DVD out or to do anything like play. I got it in 2005 and has worked perfect until suddenly stuck.

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  • simsseth Nov 30, 2008

    There was no pin sized hole.

  • simsseth Nov 30, 2008

    Does anyone know where a reset button might be, or how to loosen the "clutch" it has on the DVD in the player. I have the top off the unit.

  • simsseth Dec 01, 2008

    Sorry about the "inappropriate" thing, I'm new. There are no chemicals or bursting.

  • maelen Dec 03, 2008

    I have a Phillips Model no.:DVP642/37. It has suddenly quit working. All the life I see in it is a blinking red light in the standy-on spot. Can you help me with this?

    maelen

  • bethercy Dec 19, 2008

    I have the same problem, there are no pinholes to use like on computer drives; i took off the cover and still there is nothing i can find to push or pull or hit that would make the disk eject.

  • PHL28 Feb 09, 2009

    Power button blinks on and off but nothing works dvd stuck inside

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2009

    same problem with light blinking and no power. Cannot locate the reset button. any help?

  • tpup Mar 05, 2009

    nothing has burst. cannot find reset button. What now?

  • Sherrett Mar 05, 2009

    I have the exact same problem: DVD disc in player will not eject. Tried cycling the power as per the manual instructions and got no results.


    Called Philips support line and they offer a 1-year warranty. If your player is older than 1 year, you're out of luck and they have no time for you. They also have no solution for recycling the DVD players and rely on local recyclers, at consumer cost and initiative.


    After this very poor experience I would recommend very highly against purchasing anything from Philips in the future.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2009

    same problem disk in dvd player, no pin hole to pop it out, and the light keeps blinking red.

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2009

    I cant get the dvd out. The power button keeps flashing red and it wont come up on the tv

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Instead of a pinhole, there is a slot on the bottom of the DVD player that will force the disc out. There's a plastic lever visible on one side of the slot. I used a butter knife to push into the slot.

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Look for a pin-sized hole on the front panel.  If you find one, use an unfolded paperclip to push into it. Many optical drives provide this for just your situation.
They use a friction clutch (for safety) that eventually doesn't function right anymore.  
The blinking light may be telling your that the power supply hasn't come up as it should which could also affect the eject operation.

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

  • Steve Allison
    Steve Allison Nov 30, 2008

    Despite the unwarranted 'Inappropriate' rating that is normally reserved for off-topic or obscene postings, I will suggest that you look for part using the guide below since you have removed the case.
    If anyone here responds when trying to help you and fails, then 'Thanks for trying' is the proper response.



    Check toward the back of the unit where components seem larger and perhaps you can identify a transformer, probably of the ferrite-core variety. THis will be the power supply section.
    Look at the cylindrical components with markings on them such as 'uF.' These are electrolytic capacitors.
    Defective ones will often burst at their tops or deposit chemicals around their bases.
    If you see any that appear this way, they will need replacement although they may not be the only failed components.
    Capacitors are not expensive but replacing them carelessly can damage the traces on the board and require a decent soldering iron, quality solder and some solder wick to absorb solder around suspect parts and let you remove the old components.


    If you do choose to try this repair, be advised that this type of capacitor is polarized so the newe parts must be installed with the leads oriented as were the original + & - markings.     

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