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DVD door does not always open

The DVD door doesn't open when you try to open it...you have to push the button many times to get it to finally open. I can "hear it" trying to open, but it won't.

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  • catchick3 Jun 24, 2008

    I have the exact same problem.. I'm hoping someone will come up with an answer for us!!

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I had the same problem. I replaced the small belt with a rubberband and it worked.

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