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SC-HT920 - Says INIT and cannot perform functions requested

My darling sons put 2 magnetic clips, that hold our entertainment unit doors close, into the DVD player. We didn't realize this until I went to take it apart to figure out why the only DVD in there wasn't working and heard them moving around. Before taking the player apart, it would say "Hello" on the display and then "INIT", followed by "Please Wait". If you asked it to OPEN, it would make a little noise and then stop and the display would read "Open". The same with closed. It wouldn't recognize the disc in the No. 1 spot (saying "No Disc) and wouldn't move to any other spots to read discs. When I took the cover off and extracted the DVD, I noticed that the clips were dropped under in the DVD reading area. I had to take the top portion of the turn plate (the part the holds and spins the DVDs) off in order to get the clips out. I put it all back together and tried to get it to aleast open, but it would just read the same display as before. Then I noticed that it wouldn't even say "No Disc" when requested to scan the No.1 spot. It still won't move to other disc spots and doesn't read "Closed" when requested it to open and close (which it still doesn't do). I took it apart again to see if I could notice anything broken or odd to me, and I couldn't. I played with the power while I had it apart and noticed that all the machine does is move this rectangular piece (located under the area the DVD is to be read and set back a bit from the actual reader, I could only see it with the DVD turntable taken out) a tiny bit forward and back, though it has more distance to move than it actually does. I assume it's involed with helping the gears to open and close the unit and turn the DVDs to access the requested DVD. What I am wondering is whether my DVD player is done for good or is it fixable. If it is fixable, what may be the problem and possible cost to fix it. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I know my unit is 4 years old, but I've enjoyed it and would love to be able to keep using it!!
Thanks in advance,
mehopes

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I've just spent the last 3 nights trying to fix that same issue with my player. I ended up pulling out the dvd tray assembly, and making sure there wasn't anything broken inside or obstructing other pieces. Come to find out, my 1 year old had pulled on one of the trays and it pulled the tray off it's tracks. After that, it would just go to "init please wait" forever. I pulled the side track cover off and aligned the tracks manually. Everything had to be absolutely perfect or else you'd get nothing. After the fact, I realized that there were two holes in the bottom of the player that you can take a spare small gear (which is attached to the plastic cover on top of the dvd tray assembly) and stick it in there and manually adjust the tray positions to make sure everything is aligned properly. After messing with it three days, it ended up being quite simple to fix. Everything works like a charm now. If you need details, feel free to email me.
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I have the same exact problem. Turns out my toddler has stuck a piece of paper in the tray, so the tray was just stuck. I just undo the four screws on the side and 3 in the back, lifted up the top cover, remove the paper causing the jam, put everything back together. Problem solved. Saved $140 from having to sent it to Panasonic

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