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DVD door will not open

I have a Magnavox 4-head VCR/DVD combo. The VCR plays fine. The DVD door will not open with the remote or manually. I have tried to see if it is stuck shut but I have not been successful in getting it to open. It will stay in DVD mode for only about 1 minuet then it switches back to VCR. HELP!

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  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2007

    I am having the exact same problem right now. Will try the suggested fix below. Will keep you posted.



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Turn off the unit, Unplug it. wait 30 seconds. plug it back in. Press the power button on the unit press source so that its on dvd and press eject

Posted on Nov 25, 2007


I had something similar. Try this: press stop on the remote for the DVD; then remove the tape in the VCR, and the door should open.

Posted on Sep 01, 2007


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