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The DVD tray does not open

Everything was working perfectly - then i jus replaced the film t insert another one and the dvd tray does not open. It just displays HOME on the screen, even if i insert a video it s still the same nothing plays on it.
Could you please help me if you know what the problem is.
THANKS

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I just unplagged it for a few hours and then it just worked prorerly again

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