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Dvd tray will not open

I have tried to power off/on the unit and it worked only the first time. We have had this model for one year and no problems until now. Can you assist? Thanks

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Re: dvd tray will not open

Replace capacitor C14 (1uF, 50V)
No power
This can sometimes be fixed by resoldering JW14103 in board location VV11/12. During manufacturing, only a small amount of solder is used, and with a little shock & heat, it comes off. Bad RCA! :)
Not spinning disc
If it spins with a little help from yourself replace the spindle motor with improved motor, part number: RXQ0749A

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