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Tray will not open when I press button

I can hear a click, but it won't open to insert a disk....Any suggestions?
When I press the button it says "disc load", but it does not open. Thanks

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Re: Tray will not open when I press button

It is most likely a worn drive belt. I have just taken mine apart and confirmed this. I will try replacing the belt with an o-ring as they are easy to find and readily available. If you are at all handy, removal of a few screws is all that is necessary. (Make sure unit is NOT plugged in when working on it.)

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Re: Tray will not open when I press button

I have the exact same problem with my unit. I have been using it for months anyway. I'm too cheap to replace it. It just requires a little timing. Press the eject button, and the use your finger nail to gently LIFT the tray when it should be coming out. It will take some practice, but it WILL WORK. I can do it, but hubby cannot. It takes patience. {gravity must be making the door stick}

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Re: Tray will not open when I press button

I had the same problem this weekend. I think it's the small rubber belt that moves the tray in and out and also lifts the tray to engage the spindle. It has stretched slightly. I am going to replace it and then see if it will work

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Re: Tray will not open when I press button

The tray will have a supporting element which lifts the tray up and ejects the drive..I think probably its worn out..You just need to replace shouldn't cost you much..

Posted on Nov 13, 2007

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