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Disk Tray won't open

I recently put a dvd in my dvd player and know the disk tray will not open. I just got done watching the movie and tried taking out the dvd and it won't open. Can anyone help? Please post or email me at for any possible solutions.

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I have problem with my DVL-V888 and know the disk trays won't come out,after open the cover look thourgh I fund out it was strip of plastic belt (broken) that halp move the try in & out (broken )I don't know what's name on this parts and parts number. if some one know please tell me.Thanks).I have hold the strip in place then tray come right out so it was problem.

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Is there a tiny pinhole to push in a paper clip to eject the tray?

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