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My DVD drive does not open

I can not open the DVD drive to change discs. The player makes noises but the door does not open. Tried to remove the DVD drive but it seems that there is some secret trick to remove the front panel. Is there a way to open the DVD driver manually? My dvd drive will not open after I placed a dvd in. Is there a manual way I open it?, and how do I prevent this from happening again?

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  • allimaree May 30, 2009

    Thanks all of you!! How simple!!



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Yes, there is a manual way to open it. On most DVD players there is a small hole underneath the door. Push a paperclip in there until the door pops open a little. Then, pull open the door and remove your disk.

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There should be a small hole in the front of the unit where you can take a straightened out paper clicp to push the release mechanism and gently pull the tray out. If you still cannot get it open without using excessive force, you may need to take a Phillips screwdriver and open up the drive casing. Once you have it open, you may be able to nudge the disc so it is laying properly in the tray or you may need to remove the upper presure disk assembly and lift out the disc. Be careful with the screws since they are quite small and very easy to lose.

This is a fairly common problem since a disk that is riding up slightly on one side can get caught and slide even further out of place as the tray closes. I normally just slide the disk around in a small circular motion to make sure it is lying at the bottom of the tray before closing the drive to prevent this from happening. I began doing this after I had several people bring me machines that had discs stuck in them just so I would never have to do this to any of my machines.

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I suggest you may have accidently put another disk in your DVD drive on top of the one used previously without removing it first: I know, I did just that, and the teeth may now be sheared on the drive wheels which means it will probably need replacing with a new one.
To open manually, look for the tiny hole beside the Open/close button just under the drawer and insert a long slim steel probe which will activate a switch to open the drawer. (Have a look among your kitchen utensils, there might be something there).
Hope it works, but you may find you need a new DVD/RW unit, so have a look around in the New Year Sales and use the opportunity to buy the best you can find at a bargain price.

Raydot

Posted on Dec 20, 2007

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