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My Magnavox MRV640 Digital video disc recorder is reading "BLOCKED" on display and won't allow disc tray to close. What can I do to fix this?

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SOURCE: Eject tray will not open when pressed, just comes up with blocked.

The small slot on the underside of the machine seems to be basically there to provide access to the manual opening lever (the white nub). That white nub popped the drawer open straight away for me. So now I have drawn an arrow on the underside to remind me which way to move the lever next time it happens! You can also move it the other way to get the disk to play. I also think you should never leave the machine without a disk in it - ejection of the empty drawer seems much harder for some reason. And possibly the ejection works better if you use the stop control on the remote instead of the eject button on the front of the machine.

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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SOURCE: LG DVD REcorder disc tray will not open

Most likely the tension band that is attached to the mechanical parts of motor and the tray detached. you'll need to disconnect the power and unscrew the cover open and put the band back in place.

Posted on May 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Does not recognise either new disc or pre recorded disc dvd or cd

G'Day!

Unfortunately, what you're describing is a repair issue. You won't be able to address the problem with troubleshooting. There is a part inside the player that needs to be replaced. If you're under warranty, this will cost you nothing. If you're not under warranty the cost will likely be a minimum of $200 parts and labor. However, be warned that the cost could be considerably higher.


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Posted on Jul 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Disc tray keeps opening/closing on DVD recorder

my dvd player sony cinema entertainment system dav-dz111 the tray is opening again after closing

Posted on Dec 19, 2009

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SOURCE: 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.

Posted on Aug 22, 2010

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There are two simple fixes for this issue in either case:
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From the users manual.........

Switching the DVD Recorder
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The manual is at:

http://www.m4c.magnavox.com/files/m/mrv640_17/mrv640_17_dfu_aen.pdf

See page 12


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Playable Discs
This DVD Player will play Digital Video Discs (DVDs) and Audio CDs. In order to play a
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• Super Audio CD (SACD)
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Digital
Video
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12 cm
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Approx. 4 hours
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Approx. 8 hours
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Approx. 160 minutes
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Disc Type Contents Playback Time
Sound
and
Pictures
Audio
CD
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Segments
DVDs are
divided into Titles,
which are divided
into Chapters.
Titles and Chapters
are numbered.
Audio CDs are divided
into numbered Tracks, i.e.,
a track may be one song.


Unacceptable Discs
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the TV screen. Also, “- - - - - “ will appear on the DVD Player display panel. Insert a
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• CD-ROM
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• Digital Video Disc-Video
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• DVD-RAM
• DVD-ROM
• Super Audio CD (SACD)
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