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Pioneer DVD tray won't stop in 'out' position

I have a Pioneer xv-htd520 5 disc dvd/cd player. When I press the open button the carosel tray comes out and then goes right back in. I can only load disks by manually holding the tray out (fighting the tug of the motor) for a few seconds, after which it stays open. This happens regardless of the number of disks, including none. I took the cover off and it looks clean inside. I ran a cleaning disk with the little brushes (no liquid solution), but nothing changes. I bought this used, and suspect possible shipping damage, but the problem took a couple weeks of constant use to develop. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Re: Pioneer DVD tray won't stop in 'out' position

My system was experiencing the same problem with the tray going in and out. i took the system srews out of the case , and opened the body up, there was a CD that had been dislodged from the tray while the wife had moved it to clean. removed the cd, works like new. hope this helps you.

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

Re: Pioneer DVD tray won't stop in 'out' position

I had the same problem with my unit. Was fixed easily by applying switch cleaner to the tray position switches.

Posted on Jun 26, 2008

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The disc lock function has been activated on your JVC XV-N320, when in this mode the tray cannot be opened or closed.

If you press the 'eject' button whilst pressing down the 'stop' button on the machine in standby mode the disc lock will deactivate. To turn it back on you follow the same procedure. This is also described in the user manual for this model of TV umder trouble shooting on page 13.

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If you have the proper skills and soldering equipment I will be happy to give you the Pioneer part number so you can replace it yourself. If not, then you really should just take it to a service center and have a professional do this.

Let me know if you would like that part number.


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