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Fix for RTD206/RTD207 which says ''open''

Fix for RTD206/RTD207 which won't play and displays ''Open'' when disk inserted.

Mine did the same thing. When I put the disk in it said loading for a few seconds then said ''open''. I fixed mine and its playing great now. I went through the trouble of taking the whole drive out (something I don't suggest anyone else do because it turned out to be totally unnecessary) to test the two motors and clean the lens. As it turned out, both motors spun when put under the appropriate current and the lens wasn't the problem. Hmmm...I thought to myself. Here's when I accidentally figured out what was wrong. I PUSHED THE LASER ALL THE WAY UP THE TRACK UNTIL IT WAS AS CLOSE TO THE MOTOR WHICH SPINS THE DISK. I didn't do this on purpose, I was just in there messing with stuff one last time before giving up, but this time when I put a disk in it worked. Just to make certain this was really the problem I tried moving the laser back and it quit working again. Apparently, unlike a lot of other drives the laser doesn't return automatically to the starting position when the system starts. Bad programming on the drive's board in my opinion.

1. Unplug the system (seriously) if anything metal (like a screwdriver) falls and touches junk on the main-board it could toast the whole system.
2. Open the top of the case up. There are six small screws on the back and 2 big ones on the sides which need to be removed.
3. Locate the drive and remove the 3 screws on the metal plate over the drive. Let this dangle over the back (don't set it on the main-board). It's connected with a cord to power the little LCDbut you don't have to unplug this.
4. Push the laser all the way to the center of the drive near the spindle motor (the one that spins the disk).
5. Put the plate back in place. Its got the top spindle which holds the disk in place. You can't test it without this.
6. Plug in the drive being careful not to let anything touch the main-board and test that ******.
7. Assuming everything's good re-assemble using steps above.

Good Luck! I hope this helps. I guess next time we should all be a bit more discerning when buying a home theatre for $89 bucks at target.

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