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No power I have a Samsung DVD-V5500 Dvd/Vcr Combo that is not powering on as of this afternoon. We had a line of storms last night that may have surged it, although none of my other electronics were affected, including those in the same power strip. If it is fried completely, I need to know how to open the DVD tray, as I currently have a disc stuck in the player and cannot open it without power. I know these things usually have a trip, but cannot find it. Thanks.

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Re: no power

Take off the cover of the dvd there is a plastic that has a metal round in shape in the middle .it has two screws at both end take out the screws and lift it up the plastic it is pretty hard to lift up due to the magnet on the metal but with effort it will come up, after it has lift up you can then take out the dvd.take it then to the tech as the dvd is having problem in the power supply good luck.

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