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Phillips DVD Player / Recorder

Unit will not eject disc and displays 'blocked'

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Slot under front edge of player will allow you to eject by sliding lever with a small pointed object

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The DVDR 3355 at my home had the same problem and thanks God I found the solution. It's on this same forum at this address

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Hi and welcome to the site,

Initially, postback with the model number.

BLOCKED as it implies indicates that the tray could not slide out; a common problem with some Philips models. Fix is to replace the DVD deck mechanism. Workaround is to always leave a disc inside.

Offhand, on most Philips models, there would be a manual eject slot at the bottom of the unit as shown in the representative image below.


Good luck and thank you for asking.

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