Question about Philips Televison & Video

1 Answer

Philips dvdr 3480 disc draw refuses to open

I have a philips dvdr 3480 which is just over one year old. The disc draw now refuses to open.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Illustration:
This usually happens when you close the drawer with no disc in it. There is a strong magnet inside the DVD-drive that keeps the spinning disc in the correct position. But when the drive is empty, the magnet is connected to tough to its counterpart (no disc in between) and the worn out motor and/or transmission (belt) is not able to pull them apart in order to open the disc tray.

How to fix - "brute-force-attack":
Press OPEN and give the disc draw a couple of decent slaps (or snap at the tray cover with your forefinger) until it opens. Repeat procedure, if motor stops before drawer is open.

How to fix - "high-tech-approach":
Disconnect power chord. Locate the slot provided at the bottom of the device, near the smaller, left clip holding the front panel. Insert a screwdriver into it at the far right (when viewing from the front), so you can push a small white plastic-lever-thingy (can be seen thru the slot) to the far left. Now the tray is partly opened and can be pulled out completely.

Future outlook:
Don't you never ever close your old machine with no disc in the tray - or just start over again...

Posted on Mar 23, 2010

  • marianmeacoc Nov 25, 2010

    Used brute-force-attack": and worked a treat. Contemplating buying a new recorder but loved this one. Will always leave a disc in machine to make sure it continues to work.Thanks for adcvice

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Dvdr 3330h firmwareupdate data disc


http://forum.videohelp.com/threads/283983-Philips-DVDR-3330H-recording-codec

Dec 05, 2013 | Philips DVDR3330H DVD Player/HDD Recorder

1 Answer

HI, we have a Phillips DVDR 3320V and we cannot get it to open the draw and release the disc that is in it?..the disc has pictures on ith that we have copied from our laptop and wanted to view them on the...


No you haven't done anything wrong this is a common problem.You need to open the case and manually remove the disc, they sometimes get stuck inside.

May 09, 2011 | Philips Televison & Video

1 Answer

Manual for Dvdr Philips 3480


Hi,

You can download and print the instruction manual in PDF format by clicking this link.

You'll require Adobe PDF Reader installed on your computer to view the manual. If it is not already installed on your computer, download it free from: http://get.adobe.com/reader/

Hope this solves your problem. Thanks for using FixYa.

Sep 02, 2010 | Televison & Video

1 Answer

My Philips HTS3105 displays No Disc


Sounds like a compatibility issue try different brand of DVDR.

Jul 10, 2009 | Philips Televison & Video

1 Answer

Dvdr 3480/05 user manual


Try the philips website for the user manual.

Oct 02, 2008 | Philips DVDR3455H/37B

1 Answer

Unlock codes for philips dvdr 3510


Make sure no disc is loaded
Press on the RC:
0 0 8 6 0 0 0
Done!

May 23, 2008 | Televison & Video

1 Answer

Code for remote control of philips DVDR 3360D Hard disk / DVD Recorder


Also need to know what is the make and model of the universal remote you are using. Codes vary from one to the next.

If by chance your remote is Philips, the code for Philips DVDR's is one of the following:
0599, 0699, 1211

I have a Philips URC US2-PH5DSS and I use the code 0599 to control my Philips 3355 DVDR.

Apr 15, 2008 | Philips DVDR 3355 DVD Recorder

2 Answers

UNKNOWn disc type


Me too - I've had a DVR3305/05 for just over a year and yesterday after using a lens cleaning disc it refuses to play anything !!! My advise is to stay away from Philips !!!

Nov 13, 2007 | Philips DVDR3380/05 DVD Recorder

1 Answer

Philips cdr600


Needs a new laser or realigning service using philip's COMPair diagnostic system.

Oct 13, 2007 | Philips CDR600 CD Recorder

Not finding what you are looking for?
Televison & Video Logo

Related Topics:

1,542 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Philips Televison & Video Experts

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

73691 Answers

matt martin
matt martin

Level 3 Expert

1208 Answers

Jaime Hernandez

Level 3 Expert

2315 Answers

Are you a Philips Televison and Video Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...