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Drive is blocked sometimes

I have the followed problem with my two year´s old DVD-recorder DVDR3440H (Philips: Sometimes, in the last time more than before, I cannot open the drive of the recorder. At the display you can read: "BLOCKED". After some tries it runs, next time egain not. What can I do?

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I have the same problem with my DVDR3440H.

I have disassambled the recorder, and I have understand that the problem is in the plastic cover of the reader box that sometimes (or always) block the drive.

at the last, I have open a hole in the case, in the top near the left side, and when the problem appear, I pull gently the plastic, and the drive open.

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