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Blocked I have a philips dvd612 player and for some strange reason every time i turn it opn the tray opens and it says blocked on the display window. What has gone wrong??

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It says blocked

Hi - there are three possibilities, two you can take care of. the first is that there is a disc stuck in the player or number two the player for some strange (but not uncommon reason) became stuck. To address this there is a small slot on the underside of the machine that's there to provide access to the manual opening lever (the white nub). Moving the white lever will probably open the drawer.
If that doesn't work it's probable that the drive belt inside the player is broken and will need service.
Good Luck, Mikeywaf

Mar 07, 2011 | Philips DVDR3380/05 DVD Recorder

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My philips dvd hts 3545 does not play the dvd says there is no disk. it could be a problem of region code. how can i unlock the region code to make all region code

you can make the player region free by the following setup.

3.WITH THE TRAY OPEN, PRESS STOP-7-3-4-4-6-6 in sequence



Jan 26, 2011 | Philips DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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Non si apre il cassetto e sul display compare la scritta "blocked"

Hi there,

Firstly if there is a dvd stuck inside the machine and it won't eject then try the following: Turn off the power at the plug socket and remove the plug then look on the underside of the machine. On some Philips dvd players there is a plain white label below where the dvd tray sits under this label is a slot which gains you access to the manual release. If there is a label and slot gently pierce the label using a small screwdriver and push the screwdriver gently in until it stops then move it from right to left. This action moves a lug sited under the drive unit, this lug is the manual release for the tray. You will then see the tray open and will be able to remove the disc, moving the lug back will close the tray.
But this problem on Philips dvd players and recorders is a fault with the dvd drive and is common on some Philips machines. The only way to cure it is to replace the dvd drive unit itself, the one positive is that Philips used their standard IDE or SATA internal dvd drives, the same as in desk top computers. However a replacement drive would have to be comparable to the exisisting unit to avoid further complications. Please take note as a safety warning this is a technical solution involving the opening of the machine exposing potentially live electrical parts and should only be under taken by a trained technician.

Hope this info helps, James

Apr 22, 2010 | Philips DVP3040 DVD Player

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Display says BLOCKED and DVD tray wont open anyone any ideas

To open the DVD tray: -
1. Remove Power
2. Invert the player, and look for the slot (about 2.5cm long) near the front of the player under the tray.
3. Shine a light into this slot to locate a white plastic lever
4. Insert a plastic blade an slide the lever to the opposite side of its travel, and the tray will start to open
5. Turn the player the right way up and continue to open the tray and remove DVD
NOTE: Depending on what caused the blockage to be reported, they player may or may not revert to normal operation. If like mine there is an underlying fault, then once power is re-applied the fault will still be reported whenever the tray is closed. In this case the motors that operate the tray are inoperative, and I've no didea why. In fact that's what made me read this website. So I hope you have more luck than me.
Regards, D.

Feb 09, 2010 | Philips DVDR70 DVD Recorder

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Philips DVD 723 . the tray is not opening. blocked message comes.

There will be a slotted hole on the underside slide a screw driver across this will manually activate the tray dogleg and will part open the tray for you.

Dec 05, 2009 | Philips DVDR3380/05 DVD Recorder

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The tray on my Phillips DVDR 3380 won't open. It says blocked or no disc. I have pressed open /close many times but to no avail.I have turned the power off, makes no difference. I have press stop when it...

I have the same problem. What I do is push my hand down firmly on top of the DVD Recorder above the tray and while doing this press the open button. If this doesn't work get a screwdriver and poke it into the sides of the tray and pull it away. I find that the first method works best! XD

Hope This Helps!

Jul 04, 2009 | Philips DVDR3380/05 DVD Recorder

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DVD player disc tray won't open

take a screw driver and open it up
maybe its a disc that stuck
if not working
probably cheaper to buy a new one

Apr 28, 2009 | Philips DVD793CH Multi-disc DVD Player

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I have a Philips DVD Player DVP 3980K and I don't have the generic password for it. How can I get it?

Not sure if this is what your looking for but I got this from a forum....
I confirm the hack for the DVP 3980 purchased in Switzerland is working finwe on multiregion. The hack works only if we open the tray before accessing the setup menu, or it wouldn't allow me to access the Preferences menu:
Opne the tray
Press "Setup"
Scroll to "Preference" using the Left/Right arrow key
Press "138931" and a popup screen will appear
Use the Up arrow key and select 0 for a region free DVD player. Press "OK" Done.

You're done and your player can now play any disc.

Jan 28, 2009 | Philips Magnavox DVD/VCR Dual Player

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Tray is not opening

To open the tray this is not a perfect fix, but it will allow to use it. After the unit is powered on: 1)Hit the "Open/Close" button 2)Wait a while (you will get the timing down with practice) 3)Tap gently, yet briskly with fingertips at area in the attached pic, that the red arrow points to I think the problem is that the tray becomes unbalanced somehow. Because when a DVD is in, the drive opens fine, only when there is no disc do you have to tap on the unit.

Aug 13, 2007 | Philips DVP642 DVD Player

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