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DVD movie won't eject

I just finished watching a movie and the disc won't eject. First, tray came out empty. Now it won't open at all.

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Re: DVD movie won't eject

Unplug for 5 minutes then plug back in and try again. should reset itself and work.

Posted on Sep 10, 2007

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1. Turn the power on and remove the disc on the tray.
2. To put the DVD player into version up mode, press [9], [8], [7], [6], and [SEARCH MODE] buttons on the remote control unit in that order. The tray will open automatically.
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5. After programming is finished, the tray opens automatically.
At this time, no button is available.
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