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Pioneer DVL-919 DVD door does not open


I have a Pioneer DVL-919 Laserdisc player and door does not open.

Is there a common fix for this?

Is it an easy and inexpensive fix?


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You can also try flipping the player upside down and shaking it a little. I bought a DVL 909 and when it arrived the tray wouldn't open. The seller told me to try that, and it actually worked. I wouldn't recommend shaking it quite so much as this video shows... but it does show that it can work.

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Well usually when these draws dont open can be one of 4 things. First is to check if there is anything jammed, place your ear near the dvd draw area and press eject and hear if there is a sound.. if it sounds like the motor is struggling it will buzz .. or if its a low humming sound this means the belt has snapped and the motor is working, if nothing is heard, a connection could have come loose from the motor or the Motor Control Chip on the circuit Board might be shorted or the motor itself could be dead.

All these problems are what can possibly fault the dvd/cd draw.
And Depending on the issue, its an easy fix if the belt or the motor have become faulty.
hope this helps

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