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Liteon DVD Player LVW-5115GHC+ Disk Tray stuck

My daughter put the DVD in the tray incorrectly and it was stuck. I yanked it open and now the tray wont go back in. I tried to push but it is stuck

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  • DVDStuck Jan 27, 2008

    Funny you should say that. Even after I post this message, I tinkered with it some more and now the tray slides in and out, but the disc doesnt turn,



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I have opened my LiteOn LVW-1105HC to troubleshoot this "Irritating Problem". Thankfully I figured it out !! Once I opened the unit I saw that there was still a DVD in the tray. Upon trial and error, I realized that the DVD was stuck to the turnstyle by a "sticky ring". This ring must have started out to be more of a slightly sticky ring and over time, age and heat it became a virtual glue which held the DVD to the turnstyle and prevented the DVD from ejecting !! Earlier, when I had found notes on this subject, they had recommended pushing on the drawer just after pressing eject and that seemed to work. This must have jostled the DVD loose from this sticky pad and allowed the drawer to open. Over time this did not work anymore because the disk got stuck in there. Hope this helps ...

Posted on Jan 04, 2011

  • gilfev Jan 04, 2011

    To Update: 1/4/2011 - Since clearing the stuck DVD I'm now back to having to push the drawer in twice before it will open. You push the eject button on either the remote or the unit itself and then the second you see the drawer trying to open (2 seconds later) press the drawer front in twice and then it should open.

    There is a plate that rides on top of the drive inside the unit which steadys the DVD in place by the bottom turnstyle (which is magnetic) moving upward to meet this top turnstyle above mounted in the plate and this secures the DVD in place so that it can now spin securely. If I remove this top plate ... the drawer functions normally without having to press in on it to get it to open. It seems to have something to do with the bottom spindle being overly magnetic and therefore will not drop down and allow the drawer to open ?? Once you push the drawer in 2 twice it releases somehow ??


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Got problem with liteon dvd hdd recorder having problems loading disks ive opens case cleaned out dust thinking that might be problem even disc cleaner i think laser gon just wondering wheres best place take it for repair and if worth it to repair thanks

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The tray is either broken, or off track. You may be able to get it back on track by opening the cover and checking it out, but unplug it first, and only try this if warrantee is over and you're feeling brave...

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