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Tray Not Open

I just bought this LD and when I push the eject button in the screen appear "open" but nothing happen. Sounds like if the tray is blocked. Have this unit a block mechanism or something like that?

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Re: Tray Not Open

Possibly what hass happened is that your disk has got wedged, (or that someone tried to insert more than 1 disk)

try GENTLY shaking the unit (unplugged) to see if the disk mechanism frees itself.

as it is NEW you really shouldn't do any more than this as it would invalidate the warranty, take it back to the shop you got it from and they should handle it for you,    Tell them not to forget that you have a disk in the drive.


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