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RCA DRC83200N DVD Recorder tray won't stay closed

Every time I close it, it just pops open again. The only time it stays shut is if I turn it off and manualy close it. It goes in and out fine, but opens no matter what kind of disk is in it, even with no disk in it.

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Re: RCA DRC83200N DVD Recorder tray won't stay closed

Hit the top of the player hard. really, it works.

Posted on Dec 31, 2007

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The dvd tray on my Sony BDV-E780W won't stay closed. Whenever I turn it on the tray opens and wont close from the remote or device.

Have you checked to see if it is off track? Sometimes when these machines get bumpbed, dropped, or fall they can jump track. You have to take the cover off and inspect to see if it is off track when it closes and opens. It should go all the way back on the track when it closes. Be careful not to shock yourself. If it is on when you do it and your hand touches the metal parts inside you can get seriously burned or shocked.

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Power does not stay on.

check and replace caps in the power supply as they maybe leaking causing the voltages thought the unit to be unstable.

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Magnavox ZC320MW8 door stays open

f the tray won't open or close properly, check the belt for dirt or wear. Then check the tray for misalignment. If needed, remove, clean, lubricate, and reinstall the tray following the instructions in the owner's manual.
God bless you

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Hi, the dvd on my recorder stayes ejected? It will close but then will eject straight away? What can I do? Cheers.


The fault is not from the disc, it is from the player.

The disc tray is actually malfunctioning. Which is as a result of a fault on the mechanism that is controlling the opening and closing of the disc tray.

Another fault might be that the button that controls the disc tray might be stuck.

test if it is the button.
  1. Unplug the player from the power source,
  2. plug it back,
  3. turn it on,
if it opens without you pressing the open button, then the fault is from the button.

check it for any irregularity.

  1. get the appropriate screwdriver,
  2. open the cover of the player,
  3. carefully force the front control panel open from the sides,
  4. then check for any damages,
  5. change the open button and it will be okay again.
test if it is the disc tray
press the open button, if it opens closes continuously.
then there is a problem with the mechanism that controls the open and close of the disc tray.

to fix this,

  1. Get the appropriate screwdriver,
  2. open the back cover of the player,
  3. look to the left side of the player and you will see a mechanism that controls the tray,
  4. change the mechanism with a new one.
after doing that, the player will be in good condition again.

take care

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Dvd tray will not stay closed even with no dvd in tray

try wen u press the close button with a dvd inside just keep your finger pressed against it until the dvd starts to read then it will come on and your disk day will stay closed

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Disc tray won't stay closed.

I fixed this by jerking the tray gently. Someone jammed my tray and it skipped a few gear teeth. It seemed like the machine couldn't pull it in far enough to reach its preset position. So I let it close and when it was almost closed, I gently jerked it out to skip the gear teeth back into alignment. It is kind of tricky because the motor will just reverse instead of skipping teeth (you'll hear the plastic clicking when it skips). Perhaps unplug it and slowly push it in manually then **** it back out softly. Just be gentle. Good luck.

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Dvd tray will not stay closed. opens and shuts randomly

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The Dvd's door keeps opening and closing

Did you drop the dvd player or bump it at all? if not there is a small object stuck in the tray housing(more than likely) also see if the tray is off kilter especially if it's closing then opening. It's really hard to tell w/out seeing it but that's probably what's wrong.

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I have an LG DVD player and recorder model # RC7423W and i have a similar problem, when i open up the disk tray it displays open and the tray opens for 2 seconds only and then closes. when i press the open/close button to open it again it opens and never closes back with a "Disc Error" on display until i close it manually by pushing it back inside.
I cleaned it from dust many times and tried to reset it but no reset button. i just tried to unplug the wire and plug it back.
let me know if there is a way that i can reset the hardware or a solution to my problem. my system is around one year old

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