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Tray not opening

My Tray does not open. Tried to switch off power and restart. There is a motor noise but it does not seem to open.

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Re: Tray not opening

My RCA vcr/dvd player did the same exact thing. I opened it up and tried it again with the cover off----it worked perfectly. Seems as thought the cover might have been pressing on the inside unit top and possibly binding the slide movement. There is a bearing assembly there that might be involved. I reassembled the cover and had a partial recurrence of the problem. Then, as I punched the open button I slapped the case sharply on top, and the side came out. You might open yours and see if there is anything physically causing some mild binding Good Luck!!

Posted on Jul 30, 2007

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