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Toshiba HD-A2KU The Disk Door won't open. I recently bought the floor model, and when I got it home it won't open. The store told me they have a code they enter so people won't steal the disks from the store, but the code he gave me doesn't work.  Please help me.

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Re: Toshiba HD-A2KU

Ok, sounds like a similar problem I was helping someone else out with. Found out he wasn't using component cables or an HDMI connection for video, he was using RCA cables for video. Sounds like since the player isn't outputting the proper signal (720/1080) your player will not function properly. Try connecting your video via a set of component cables (red/green/blue) or an HDMI connection.

These new HD-DVD players are basicly computers, they have an OS, a hard drive, and dedicated memory, hence the long loading time. If certain requirements aren't met for playback, they will not function properly. I have a Toshiba HD-A3, it also takes awhile to load, I can press the eject button while it's loading and nothing will happen, due to the fact that it's not fully loaded yet.

That is what leaves me to believe it is a connection problem. I will post again if I find this to be true, I'm currently waiting on the guy to get back to me.

Posted on Jan 16, 2008

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Try pressing DISPLAY 902 DISPLAY.

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Early today I looked closely at my LG replacement unit, saw that the tray is more shallow than the original Toshiba one. Most of you know why the tray is so deep? Because with this unit one can use the cartridge-style DVD-RAM disc but since a PC's dvd tray is not as deep, I just ripped into the case and used the actual ram disc without it. The Software Version for the Toshiba is ZN10 and the DVD Drive Software WAS 1309. The drive software will change to whatever your newest PC-DVD recorder will be. In my case I had a 2006 LG and the Toshiba was a 2004 but irrelevant anyway. One thing you must remove from a PC type DVD recorder/burner, is the front access door and the surrounding trim since inside the Toshiba home unit, no door or trim attached to the Toshiba's DVD unit but of course you would notice that the silver door opens when the eject mech. is actuated.

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