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NOT much you can do---It is a bad optical unit inside the DVD unit---they do not see parts----only the complete DVD portion----much cheaper to go out and buy a DVD player and connect it to the audio and video jacks this unit should have.
The clicking is the sound of the laser head being moved across the disk. Since the head is moved and the disk is turning then the laser head has developed a fault in the control of the lens . This is unfixable, the entire optical unit will have to be replaced. Luckily it's a standard PC IDE unit, that can be bought for less than $30 at all pc shops. The only complicated stuff is the replacement operation itself: you will have to dismantle the tv to do it.
Sounds like the disk acceptor motor or ejector is jammed, from the iteam listed above this is a combo unit. If you inclined you can go inside and check the enjector unit it may need to be repaired.
Now if this is under warranty you may want to take it in. Even out of warranty would be a execlent option. For any tv repair man to fix this would be $120 parts only labot your looking $35/hour time spend on this 1.5 hours..
But it sounds liek you got a jammed ejector unit and that you will need to go inside. I would not call this work for a end user because there is unwanted voltage and what not inside. So you might for a temp fix get a dvd seperate unit and hook it up to the video inputs on the unit for the temp fix.
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This is a very common problem with the 32" TDA-03211C TV/DVD combo unit. Poloroid sent me three replacement DVD units in the first year and each began doing this same thing after a few months (chunking noise and could not load disks). Finally my warranty expired and it failed again. I ended up with two units left after all those exchanges, so I took one apart to see if I could figure out what was going wrong.
In switching the units out one day, I noticed that the forward facing side of the DVD box was getting very warm even when it is not being used. Also, the dvd's felt very warm when ejected from the unit. I also noticed that the metal plate which is behind the picture screen and only about 1/4" from the forward facing side of the DVD box was even warmer (about 110 to 120 degrees F). This heat is distorting the thin metal and plastic parts in the DVD unit, causing the parts not to be in correct contact and alignment (disk won't play and sometimes won't eject).
With the front and top covers removed from the DVD box and the box laying flat on a table (and no dvd in unit of coarse), I pushed downward firmly on the black plastic disk at the top of the drive, and also on the lever arm that is accessible through a hole near the left front of the unit until they bottomed out to bend them down some (the lever arm was warped upwards where it was actually rubbing the top of the case - that was the chunking sound I heard).
I then went to O'Rielly auto parts and bought a 1'x2' sheet of exhaust manifold gasket material for $8. This material is not flamable and will withstand temperatures that would melt this TV into a puddle. I cut the gasket material so that it would fit neatly inside the top cover of the DVD box (metalic side up), then put the top cover and front cover back on the unit. I cut another piece of the gasket material to fit snugly in the space between the forward facing side of the DVD box and the metal plate that is behind the picture screen (metalic side facing picture screen). I then reinstalled the DVD box into the TV. It was a little tighter fit than before, but went in OK and is still removable with some effort.
Both of the previously non-functioning DVD units I have play fine now in the TV. The disks eject perfectly every time now and I notice a significant difference in the temperature of the disks when I eject them. No more strange noises either.
These DVD units are fine and are actually quite well built, but they are just mounted too close to a heat source. A little insulation is all it needs. I cant believe Poloroid's design people can't figure this out.
Not sure what the problem is..could be a problem with the relay or powerboard. Best bet is to get a repairman take a look at it. Dont try to open it yourself, as there are high voltages inside (even when powered off) that can kill...