Question about Philips DVDR3390/37 DVD Recorder
HI,MY DVD RECORDER WONT EJECT AT ALL ,,JUST SHOWS BLOCKED ON DISPLAY,,TRYED UNPLUGGING ETC BUT STILL THE SAME,,BUT THE STRANGE THING IT STILL WILL PLAY THE DISC THAT IS IN NO PROBS BUT WONT EJECT IT AT ALL,,JUST GET BLOCKED,,PLEASE HELP,ITS ONLY 17 MONTHS OLD ,,
Ok here is a fix that worked for me. I don't know how long it will last and it's only a partial fix but my unit wouldn't open or shut and I'd come close to throwing it out of the window. Now it seems ok.
Basically the problem lies in the fact that the DVD unit is cheap and nasty in these machines. It is made of poor quality plastic and the mechanism for raising DVDs into place relies on just plastic pegs running down plastic grooved. There are no bearings and no low friction materials. As a result, the mechanism motor is too weak and the unit fails in two ways. 1) It doesn't close the drawer enough to allow the spindle to pass through the centre of the DVD and 2) When the DVD is in place, the motor doesn't have enough power to separate the magnets that hold the spindle to the locking disk above the DVD (sorry if I don't know the correct names for the parts).
The solution to the first problem is to lightly grease the tracks with a silicon grease but MAKE SURE YOU DON'T GET GREASE ON THE DRIVE belt. This is at best a partial fix... I still occasionally have to help my drawer go all the way in with a gentle push.
The result to the second problem is weaken the magnet.
1.Unplug and remove the casing of the unit. First tip is remember where every screw goes... there are a dozen different types.
2. The DVD unit is a black plastic box with a white wheel on the top. Remove the 2 cm wide metal frame that goes over the front (screws in base and in the PCB boards next to the on/off switch and eject button. Again keep an eye on the screws.
3. Remove the two screws on the plastic lid to the front of the DVD unit. There are two black tabs on the lid that you will have to push with a screwdriver to click it out. You will now see the drivespindle and on the lid, you will see the white locking disk.
4. While you have the unit open, clean it and lightly oil it. You can remove the other half of the lid by pulling the two tabs located on the sides. Make sure that you clean and wipe with oil the white mechanism at the front of the unit.
5. Now for the magnets... There are three tabs on the top side of the white locking disk. Gently push these to one side and the two halves will fall apart. Memorise how it goes together.
6. Two washers will drop out. One is a magnet and the other isn't. find out which is the magnet using a screwdriver.
7. Now the silly bit. Throw away the washer that is NOT magnetic and onlly put the magnetic one back. Reassemble. This reduces the grip of the locking disk on the spindle.
I hope this helps. It would appear that Philips have not come to the rescue on this because it would require them to admit that they use shoddy parts. Good Luck - Dave
Posted on Oct 11, 2009
The 'blocked' error code is actually a drive error due to the lens tray not lining up where it's supposed to be when the drive turns on and self checks. It is usually because of an interruption in power during a write or burn, and then a subsequent manual eject of the tray. In order to fix it, you must first get your dvd out by sliding the white slide lever on the underside of the recorder to release the tray, which allows you to pull it open and remove your disc. Then close the tray. take the 7 screws out of the top cover and open up the dvd recorder. On the left side you will see the dvd tray and the lens assembly which slides along between two bars. Reach CAREFULLY and push the lens mechanism all the way towards the back of the unit using the sliders that attach on the side rails. DO NOT press on the lens itself. The lens assembly must be in the rearmost position on its rails when the system powers up or it will read an error. Then plug the unit in and see if it comes back to life without the blocked message. Mine did!
Posted on Oct 31, 2009
If its only 17 , you have 24 months total pls go to the dealer.
Posted on Sep 28, 2009
Really? check your teeth on the drive tray, wipe them and then keep a disc to open it up every time until you get a new one or purchase a repair for it. purchase another drive tray and hook up the existing chip to it.
Posted on Sep 11, 2009
The same thing just happened to mine. Pull the unit apart and you will find a small drive belt in the dvd tray (the belt is only about 2.5cm in diameter and is very thin). It's a bit of mucking around to get to it, but certainly can be done. The belt will probably be loose. Take it off and put an elestic band on the 2 pulleys. If that works - just get a new drive belt. It's that simple! Best of luck. Cheers. Gary
Posted on Jun 11, 2009
2 eject which worked on my dvdr
The electronic procedure:
Switch off the unit at the wall plug. On the front panel, hold in the <RECORD> and <EJECT> buttons at the same time, and keeping them held, switch on the power at the wall again. Keep holding the buttons until the disc tray opens.
Posted on Nov 20, 2008
To get it out fool it. Turn it upside down and press eject.
Posted on May 07, 2008
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