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Philips CDR796 CD Recorder

I have a a Philips CD recorder as detailed above. When turned on neither CD tray will open. The screen is asking me to insert disc but when I try to open either tray I get the message 'TRAYS LOCKED'. I have read the manual that came with it but could not find a referance to this. Are you able to tell me how to unlock thje trays please. Regards

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You power off then power back on while holding down the fast forward and rewind buttons on the recording side simultaneously. The display moves through a sequence of numbers and the trays will then open.

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Wow glad someone knows thank you

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