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Blocked dvd tray

Product will record and play back but won't open tray, so dvd can't be changed. panel says 'blocked'. I cna't hear the mechanism working.

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Re: blocked dvd tray

The disk inside is most likely jammed. It would be best to take it to a repairman, or you can try to remove it your self.

Posted on Sep 16, 2007

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Re: blocked dvd tray

I have the same model, I use a utility blade or needlenose pliers and pry it open while
hitting 'open' It gets
blocked without a disc in it. Too bad, it's been a good recorder, maybe a 5 percent coaster rate.

Posted on Jan 10, 2008

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