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Cannot open DVD drawer

I put a new never before played DVD in the drawer, there is an error message saying it cannot play or record the disk but will not eject it. I have turned it off at the button, the power switch, there does not seem to be a pin hole as on computer disk drawers - please suggest something. Thanks
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Re: Cannot open DVD drawer - Samsung DVD-VR320 DVD Recorder/VCR DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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