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LG DVD recorder/VCR Combo problems

Problem: After opening the dvd drawer ,loading a dvd in it and closing it
the drawer does not stay closed; it comes back out.
Even after several tries it still doesn't close. What's the problem?

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  • cat-one Mar 02, 2008

    My DVD recorder HDD/DVD 160gb RH277H door (or tray or whatever it is called) won't stay closed. After switching the LG on the door keeps opening, I close it and it re-opens again and again and so on. Don't know what to do as the answer is not on the troubleshooting manual.

  • Anonymous Nov 20, 2008

    Same problem here... the LG DVD/VCR combo drive was new one year ago and it's already on the blink. The drawer keeps popping out and won't read a disc. Not a great unit, and I would never recommend it to anyone! Argh!

  • jeryrig Nov 21, 2008

    Drawer won't close with or without a DVD, making the whole nit useless.

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2008

    My DVD recorder HDD/DVD 250gb RH251 door (or tray or whatever it is
    called) won't stay closed. After switching the LG on the door keeps
    opening, I close it and it re-opens again and again and so on.

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You need to replace the dvd loader(the whole setup, the draw/tray,laser sled assy ,etc) statewide sell
parts for lg.unless you know an authorised lg repair agent.too bad you dont know me, lol.
(ps,its not in the manual,cuz there is nothing you can really do about it without serviceing the unit)

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