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Philips dvd tray won't open

Hi, i have a Philips DVD DVP3140 and the unit prompts "load" but the tray doesn't open.I just hear a click, like something is trying to happen, and then another click, and then another click and then it stops trying . I've just used the unit half a dozen times and it worked like a charm . I would return it but circuit city has gone under and anyway warrenty is expired. Also I am not mechanical so don't want to open the unit. Have tried unplugging and replugging. Is there anything else i can try? Thanks! AG

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Sorry. Unless you open it, you can see what is wrong. The opener might be broken, or there might be an obstruction

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