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Door doesn't open on Akai RW 120 video recorder

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Hi,

If the unit is still under warranty, perhaps your best bet would be to seek the services of their authorized service personnel as warranty may be void if you would venture opening the unit.

If for some reason you would opt for user performed action, then pls try:
1. reset, unplug from the mains for at least an hour and try again;
2. check if there is a slide switch of some sort at the rear of the unit;
3. check if there may be a pinhole somewhere along the bottom of the loading tray where a blunted point safety pin maybe inserted;
4. open the top cover and manually eject the tray;
5. check internally if there is a mechanical problem such as a slipping/cut belt, gears that do not mesh correctly;
6. if the unit has been in use for some time, it may simply need cleaning and re-application of lubricant in the mechanical assembly.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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Posted on Jul 18, 2008

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Make sure it is connected well and powered on.
Check your socket if it is set to on.
Check the power supply cables.
Make sure the power signal is on.
If okay then
Press the Eject button or use the remote control.If it still persists, then you might have to call a technician to open it up.It may be a very small mechanical fault.
I hope this helps.

Posted on Jul 18, 2008

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Your DVD/CD player where the disc gets stuck inside of the unit. This could be as described earlier, but there’s also what’s called a drawer/disc tray opener and closer mechanism to contend with. On many models, old and new alike, there’s a small belt that goes bad and won’t let the tray open. You can usually put your ear very close to the front of the unit and, if this is happening, hear the motor spinning when you press the eject button. Another cause is the nylon gears, which can get jammed up with dirt and dust. Also, in other cases, you could have a motor problem, or the driver IC could be at fault. If you suspect that the motor is at fault, simply measure the voltage on the tray motor while pressing on the eject button. If the voltage comes up between 6 to 12 volts, depending on the manufacturer, then the motor needs to be replaced.

Posted on Jul 18, 2008

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    LORETO LACARON Jul 18, 2008

    The slider mechanism, depending on
    the age of the unit and , consists of the small chrome rail, a
    drive motor, a small gear assembly, and (in some units) a small belt that
    drives the slider unit via the motor. This small belt causes all sorts of
    problems. If the belt is broken or slipping, it can cause skipping, dropouts,
    or simply no start up at all. Also, if the belt breaks in the middle of the
    disc, the drive mechanism gets hair or dirt wrapped up into the gears, or the
    pick-up assembly doesn’t return to the start position (called home), the unit
    will (99% of the time) refuse to release the disc, causing it to become stuck
    inside the unit. There’s a little micro or leaf type switch located at home
    position that sometimes gets dirty or breaks and, causing this problem also.





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    LORETO LACARON Aug 25, 2008

    If for some reason you would opt for user performed action, then pls try:
    1. reset, unplug from the mains for at least an hour and try again;
    2. check if there is a slide switch of some sort at the rear of the unit;
    3. check if there may be a pinhole somewhere along the bottom of the loading tray where a blunted point safety pin maybe inserted;
    4. open the top cover and manually eject the tray;
    5. check internally if there is a mechanical problem such as a slipping/cut belt, gears that do not mesh correctly;
    6. if the unit has been in use for some time, it may simply need cleaning and re-application of lubricant in the mechanical assembly.



    The slider mechanism, depending on the age of the unit and , consists of the small chrome rail, a drive motor, a small gear assembly, and (in some units) a small belt that drives the slider unit via the motor. This small belt causes all sorts of problems. If the belt is broken or slipping, it can cause skipping, dropouts, or simply no start up at all. Also, if the belt breaks in the middle of the disc, the drive mechanism gets hair or dirt wrapped up into the gears, or the pick-up assembly doesn’t return to the start position (called home), the unit will (99% of the time) refuse to release the disc, causing it to become stuck inside the unit. There’s a little micro or leaf type switch located at home position that sometimes gets dirty or breaks and, causing this problem also.




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