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DVD tray won't open

There's a disc inside, which plays fine, but tray won't open/eject. When I hit the ''Open/Close'' button, the display says ''Open'' for a few seconds, then says ''Reading'', then ''Stop''. How can I open the tray?

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  • televisionju Dec 27, 2008

    Thank you so much for the quick response!!! I tried it 1/2 dozen times, but no luck. Any other ideas?

  • reby1 Feb 01, 2009

    The tray wont open and the display reads "Disc Error"

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Try to reinitialize the DVD functions, in the manual:

http://books.jvcservice.com/booklist.asp?Model=DR-MV1SU
Page 84

Turn the player OFF,
Press and hold the power button, While holding it, press the Stop button for 2 seconds or more.

Once its reset, see if it will eject.


Posted on Dec 27, 2008

  • Pinexis Dec 27, 2008

    Well, then. sorry the easy solution did not help, Here is the more difficult option that will work.

    First for some background,
    Take a look at the cd/dvd player of the computer you are working on while it is turned off. You should see a small hole that only a paperclip or similar sized wire could fit in. Open a paperclip up, un-bend it so it is close to a straight wire. Carefully put that wire into the small hole (which is the manual eject) on your drive, and press. You will hear the drive click, and the tray may bump out a bit. you can then pull the tray gently out.

    The recorder drive has that same capability, however that small hole may be covered or otherwise obscured.

    If you cannot find that small hole on the recorder, unplug the unit for 5-10 minutes to let the internals discharge, and then on a large table, carefully disassemble the player it to remove the front plastic face that is the front of the machine.(note, be gentle! they got this together with snaps and screws, it should disassemble without breaking anything.) Find that small hole (it exists on every cd/dvd drive I have ever seen!) and put the paperclip in. once you hear it click, you can pull the tray out and remove your dvd.
    Re-assemble the unit, dont forget any screws, and try the drive once it is completely back together without the dvd in it.


    I once had someone with just the dvd writer version of these machines. She ejected it with a paperclip for some time after the failure, since the drive itself was ok, but the eject function was not. The drive circuits for the eject fail commonly, otherwise it may be a binding issue. In either case if you get your dvd out, and reassemble the unit completely, It may operate for you.


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