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Stuck disc drawer rca model drc8312n

My disc drawer will not open. There is not a lock on the front so I don't think it is locked

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On a RCA Model DRC8312N VCR/DVD with a stuck DVD drawer, would you have any suggestion. I cannot find and mall pin hole to stick to get it to release. If no suggestion, would you have any idea where RCA parts can be purchased for this model. I have been looking for days on the internet and can't find any location. Thank you in advance

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Re: stuck disc drawer rca model drc8312n

If there is a tiny pin hole in the front a straightened paper clip does wonders. Simply insert to release the drawer. At least that's how it works on computers ;)

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Need Remote fo RCA DRC8312N DVD-VCR Combo Thanks, Monte Haun

My original remote malfunctioned for my RCA DRC8312N. I have purchased a RCA universal remote # RCR6473. I have used code # 3242 for the DVD code.It does almost everything that the original remote did except to open the DVD door. You just need to experiment with the onscreen info display in order to change title names and thumbnails etc. The remote also works great for other euipment functions as well as working features on my Sharp tv.

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Disc error

Try cleaning the Lens in the DVD unit with a Brand name Lens cleaner for DVD.

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I cannot retrieve a DVD disc. Disc drawer is locked.

The best course of action, if the dvd drawer will not open, is to either remove the case and dis assemble the dvd drive to retrieve your dvd or otherwise u can take it to a authorised sharp agent and they can retrieve it for you, keeping in mind the problem reported you have caused, so u will pay for repairs in a normal cicumstance, as they do not cover mistakes like this.

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Sounds like you have a disc reading problem, in that it can read that there is a disc there, but can't actually read it. May need to have it serviced. If you can't get the disc out, sometimes turning the machine off at the wall, waiting a while, then turning it back on again will spit the disc drawer open. But beware that this may also cause the drawer to lock up. Again, it sounds like it may need to be serviced and have the DVD deck looked at.

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LG HT503PH Disc drawer will not open and displays "locked"

there should be a key synbol on the remote. press pwr off, then press the pwr on and the key button at the same time. The usual fault is the child lock has been activated.

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My kids locked my rca dvd player model rc5220p

The Disc Tray is Locked
If the message “Tray Locked” appears on the screen, the retail lock feature has
been accidentally engaged. To unlock the disc tray you must press and hold a
combination of keys simultaneously:
On the front panel of the DVD Player, press and hold the STOP, ON•OFF and
OPEN•CLOSE buttons for at least 3 seconds.

I forget the password Your player is equipped with a “back-door” unlock sequence. Press and hold
the STOP button on the front of the DVD Player and the STOP button on the
remote control at the same time. (Hold both buttons down at the same time
for at least 3 seconds).

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Dvd tray will not open

Replace capacitor C14 (1uF, 50V)
No power
This can sometimes be fixed by resoldering JW14103 in board location VV11/12. During manufacturing, only a small amount of solder is used, and with a little shock & heat, it comes off. Bad RCA! :)
Not spinning disc
If it spins with a little help from yourself replace the spindle motor with improved motor, part number: RXQ0749A

Nov 23, 2007 | RCA DRC8312N DVD Recorder/VCR

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Display says "LOCKED", won't eject disk, all other functions work. Need unlock procedure.

How I got my DVD from ”lock” condition

My DVD (Panasonic m: DMR-ES10) had gone to ”locked” condition without any warning.

Perhaps the reason was that I transfered the machine when it was on and recording was going…

Guidebook didn´t help to resolve the problem, neither Internet. Finally I managed to solve the promlem . This is how i did step by step:

1) Power on
2) Hello
3) read
4) no disc
5) functions
6) to others
7) setup
8) select down arrow
9) disc
10) select right arrow
11) setings for playback
12) enter
13) ratings (level8)
14) enter
15) No limit
16) enter
17) ”The Recorder is now unlocked” (picture of open lock)
18) enter
19) return
20) return

After this DVD works normally.


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