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Disk tray keeps opening and would not read disk. I close it and it keeps opening. When tray is open I can not even use VCR. I have tried resetting few times as described in manual by turning off power.

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  • fixmydvd Oct 17, 2008

    My tray stays open on the same model.  Tray will not stay closed.  Unit will not turn off.

  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2009

    dvd tray will not stay closed, with or without disk in the tray


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Yeah tell me about it! I have the same prob as you!

Do you think its DUST on the reading laser/lens?????

IF so...we gotta take this POS apart and blow on it (literally ! LOL).

How to do that, I dont know!

Posted on Sep 29, 2011

  • Kiers Sep 29, 2011

    Ok results:
    after dismantling top cover (5 screws)
    I just attempted to blow on the laser, (which I could not get the fancy paid technician from the big box stores would bother to do !)
    b lo and behold, there is a standard IDE PC DVD burner DRIVE in the unit. I was blown away! These zenith came up with a pretty clever high margin product. (i got mine for $112, when all i needed was a PC dvd burner for $30!)

    back to fault finding: accordingly there was NO open laser LED to blow dust off of! It is the component video cables that did the trick take them off, disconnect power, and if you like you can also just halfway prop off the front cover by pushing down on the 3 black colour tabs visible on top of front panel after you open top cover. This should "relieve" any stuck open button issues.

    And it worked for me.

    I didn't screw the top cover back on because it may need to be inspected be continued.


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This thing is a piece of ****

Posted on Jul 22, 2008

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