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DVD locked in and door is not opened

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After finalizing the DVD, I just get "Please, Wait" on the front panel and DVD recorder door is not openeing at all.

According to the noise from DVD recorder it seems that DVD keeps stop and start rotating.


1) Eject butoon on the remote control and on the DVD recorder to open the door

2)unplugged overnight

3)Reset the device by pressing power button longer than 5 seconds(no changes noticed in resetting)


none of the above worked, please advise me what to do.




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Re: DVD locked in and door is not opened

For those users who just bought their machines, I would suggest warranty service. Roxanne2 should contact Philips directly with the seiral number, and they should be able to say which store they sold it to. That unit probably has a bad internal DVD writer drive.
The following solution should only be done if your machine is out of warranty unless you get permission from the manufacturer, as it will likely void the warranty otherwise:
Unplug the unit, disconnect all cables and move it to as static-free of an area as possible. Remove the cover, which usually means removing a lot of screws. Most DVD recorders have regular drives like you see in PCs. There is usually a tiny hole in the lower-right part of the drive that you can stick a small wire into, such as an unbent paper clip. You can then manually pull the drive open to get the DVD out.

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