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Samsung DVD-V5500 DVD tray intermittently wont open

I have a Samsung DVD-V5500 combo which is just over a year old. The problem is that the dvd tray doesn't open. The displays says "open" but there is no action. Sometimes fiddling with the exposed tray makes it work. I took the cover off aswell to see if anyhting was obstructing the movement and after plugging it in again it work for a day then again wouldn't open. Any advise?

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Re: Samsung DVD-V5500 DVD tray intermittently wont open

Sometimes the loading belt can cause this problem or else have seen the tray in switch assy cause this as well.

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