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My Memorex DVD Recorder (MVDR 2102) won't open

I used this player three times before I couldn't get the disc tray to open for me to pop in another blank disc and record a tv show i wanted to have on DVD.

I can't seem to do anything to get it to open. I tried turning on/off unplugging, etc.

Anyone have an idea what I can do to fix this problem?


My Memorex 2042 dvd player will not open. AC outlet not the problem.
Red light on front stays on, but tray for disc will not open

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Re: My Memorex DVD Recorder (MVDR 2102) won't open

Most likely one or more capacitors on the main board went bad. I just fixed one last night with the exact symptom.

Posted on Oct 09, 2008

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