Question about Philips DVDR3380/05 DVD Recorder
Philiphs dvd player/recorder.model R3380 When I try to open tray in the view window comes up with BLOCKED and tray will not open, after many tries the tray will eventualy open, once I record my material the tray will open when eject is pressed, once the tray is closed and you try to open again up comes the word BLOCKED in the window Any solutions for this problem.
The small slot on the underside of the machine seems to be basically there to provide access to the manual opening lever (the white nub). That white nub popped the drawer open straight away for me. So now I have drawn an arrow on the underside to remind me which way to move the lever next time it happens! You can also move it the other way to get the disk to play. I also think you should never leave the machine without a disk in it - ejection of the empty drawer seems much harder for some reason. And possibly the ejection works better if you use the stop control on the remote instead of the eject button on the front of the machine.
Posted on Dec 15, 2008
Electronic didn't work, but theres a slot under my 3390 about 23 inches long with a white plastic tab inside in the middle move this to the short side of the DVR (left if you have it right side up, right if it's upside down which it has to be) while grabbing the tray with a needlenose, should open. Only worked for me with the power on.
the electronic procedure:
Switch off the unit at the wall plug. On the front panel, hold in the <RECORD> and <EJECT> buttons at the same time, and keeping them held, switch on the power at the wall again. Keep holding the buttons until the disc tray opens.
The manual procedure:
There should be a small slot on the lower side of the unit near the front and center of the disc assembly. By sliding a small plastic numb from one side to the other unlocks the door so it can maually be opened the rest of the way. You will need a strong, thin object to slide that release nub. A small knife or nail would work. Of course you should follow all safety precaution such as removing power and not damaging anything else.
Posted on Jan 10, 2008
On the dvdr 3380 try pressing the eject button twice in quick succession when you see the blocked sign - it works on mine
Posted on Oct 07, 2008
I had the same problem and it became intolerable. I opened the unit by removing 7 torx screws. I figured the problem was a worn out belt on the DVD drive, but I was mistaken. I observed what was going on. The DVD drive has a plastic cover. The cover is in two pieces. When the eject button was pressed, the front part of the cover, the part with the passive top centering device, would bow (flex) down and fail to disengage the lower powered collet drive. The drawer would then not open and the blocked message appeared on the display. I don't know the official name of these things, so I'm winging it. Here's the fix. Unplug the IDE connector from the motherboard. Remove the hard drive. Remove the cover off the hard drive. On the front half of the cover is the floating centering device. Take this device apart by carefully disengaging the three dogs holding the bottom half to the top half. When this is done, you'll notice there's two washers in between the two pieces. The top washer is a steel washer that acts as a spacer. The botton washer is a magnet which provides the attractive force that centers and holds the passive and active parts of the spindle. Remember, the washer is on the top, and the magnet is on the bottom, with respect to the machine. Herein lies the problem: the magnet is just too **** strong....or the top cover is too weak (because it flexes), depending on how you look at it. I figure I had two options: strenghten the cover, or reduce the magnet's force. I chose the latter, because I don't like glue, which I'd have had to use to strenghten the cover. I used two pieces (layers) of 3 mil kapton tape to increase the distance to the magnet and therefore decrease the magnetic force. Put the kapton on and use an exacto knife to trim it to conform to the washers. It worked like a charm and the drawer has opened dependably ever since.
Posted on Oct 20, 2008
I tried all the offered solutions (apart from the major surgery offered by
berniebutz, although I agree with what seem to be happening)
What worked for me was opening the draw by using the manual lever and simply leaving a disc inside the draw.
Posted on Jan 25, 2009
I have the same problem, but i open the dvd and i see that the rubber that go the motor to the mechanism that open the door was broken, i replaced it the dvd work ok again.
Posted on May 17, 2008
The problem is caused by a slipping drive belt in the DVD drive. The motor that drives the door opening mechanism stretches with age and the drive pulley wheels become polished. The cure is to fit a new drive belt and/or roughen the surface of the pulleys, especially the motor pulley. The door opening drive motor is at the front on the underside of the DVD drive. To fix the problem:
1. Take off the top of the case by removing the 7 retaining screws.
2. Open the disc draw either by pressing the eject button with the power on, or by sliding the manual release lever on the underside of the case fully to the left and then pulling out the draw.
3. Unclip the finisher on the front edge of the drawer by pulling the centre of the bottom edge forward and at the same time lifting the finisher upwards.
4. Remove the DVD drive data and power connectors from the PCB's.
5. Remove the two screws holding each side of the DVD drive to the base of the chassis.
6. Lift out the DVD drive by lifting the rear and moving the drive rearwards about 20mm.
7. Take off the top cover of the drive by removing the two screws and releasing the two clips.
8. Make a mental note of the way the drawer is assembled into the DVD drive housing. After ensuring that the manual release lever is pushed fully to the left pull the drawer fully forward up to the stop. While continuing to pull the drawer forward depress the plastic latches at the front on each side of the drawer. The drawer should come fully out of the drive.
See next post for remainder of solution......
Posted on Feb 15, 2010
The elastic band its broken just have to chainge it and it works again
Posted on Dec 16, 2008
I found a variation on solution 1 above (electronic) worked.
Holding down the record and open/eject buttons while powering up didn't work.
In my case having turned the unit off at the wall then back on again and then holding down the record and open/eject buttons after first pressing the on/standby button did.
Posted on Aug 16, 2008
Got the best solution took the thing back got a new one free cause the manifacturer could,nt fix it
Posted on Feb 09, 2008
Oil the gears which are present inside the player
Posted on Oct 09, 2007
Do nothing, ring a techninian and let him do it
Posted on Feb 09, 2008
Simple u can change the 3.5 c.m belt
Posted on Jan 01, 2015
Gosh you guys are soOO funny...what with the "took it back to the store solution"
thanks for wasting our time.
go play your video games...mmKAY?
Posted on Apr 15, 2008
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