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DVD RW stucked - stall the whole system.

I put a DVD RW DISK and it stall in the HDD recorder, all comands are blocked, cannot eject the DVD. I unplugged the thing so it can shut down and tried again to eject the damn DVD, impossible, vicious circle because the system is trying to read the DVD before aboeying to eject it and got stalled anyway...

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  • Roxanne2 Nov 21, 2007

    I have the same DVD Recorder, and although I can record to the hard drive, and view what I have recorded, I cannot eject the disk from the drawer, I get a message on the display saying BLOCKED. I have tried unplugging the machine from the mains, and restarting it the next day, but there is no change, the draw will not open. I've only had the machine a few months but cannot take it back to the store because I have lost the receipt, and I really can't remember if I bought the machine from Curry's or Dixon's. Can anyone resolve this problem? I feel like throwing it through the window.



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  • Leslie Bruce
    Leslie Bruce Jul 02, 2008

    I have a disc stuck in a phillips hdrw 720 dvd recorder. I can hear it spinning but it tries to read and then it shuts off . i have tried unplugging and i have tried turning it on holding down stop and eject. any other suggestions?

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Hi, I found this site today cos I had a similar problem. To cut a long story short I found a slot on the bottom of the machine, below the disc tray, that has a white lever in it. After removing the power source I moved the lever to the side and the tray opened manually so I could remove the disc. It seems It was a duff DVDR as other discs now work fine. Good luck !

Posted on Apr 01, 2008

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I encountered this problem with on a DVR 3460H. After much panic I tried various key options on power on. What worked for me was:

Plug out the unit
Turn it on while holding down stop and eject on the recorder.
It will after about 20 seconds spit out the offending DVD

Posted on Dec 08, 2007

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I also managed to fix this issue with the Philips DVR 3460H using solution of manually opening the DVD disc. To do this (1) open the DVDR box by removing the 3 screws at the back and the 2 pairs at the sides. (2) once open remove the metal plate bridged over the front end of the DVD disc - see photos (3) one the plate is removed, on the left side corner there is a white plastic lever and below it a white plastic dial, lift the lever and then turn the plastic dial to open the DVD disc manually. Once open and the disc is removed simple manually close and then replace the plate, close the box and plug it in.

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Posted on Aug 30, 2008

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Hi all.
I tried the stop & eject on my 3460h but didnt work. However the manual option cured it. It must be a dodgy disc as i tried to play it again but the same happened again. Scrapped the disc.

Posted on Apr 06, 2008

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