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I own a Samsung DVD P181 current version Firmware 07.12.15.00. The major problem is it cannot read the Video CD (VCD), and when opening the tray on the display the word OPTION appears instead of OPEN. What can be the causer?

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The Disc Tray Will Not Open And/Or There Is A Disc Stuck In The Player. spacer.gif Some DVD Players manufactured prior to 2003 have a Dealer Lock or Child Lock function. This will prevent the panel buttons from operating.

This function is activated by pressing the STOP button on the front panel
and the POWER button on the remote control simultaneously for four seconds in the power on state. Repeating this sequence releases the dealer lock. When the dealer lock in activated, DEALER LOCK ON or DEALER LOCK OFF scrolls on the display.

If this does not resolve your problem there may be an error with in the player. To resolve this try the following these steps:

  1. Unplug the DVD player from the electrical outlet and leave it unplugged for thirty seconds.
  2. Plug the DVD player back in to the electrical outlet, but do not turn the DVD player on.
  3. With the DVD player off, press the [Open/Close] button on the front of the DVD player. The home theater should power on when you press the [Open/Close] button and eject the tray.
The second option worked for me...

Posted on Jun 15, 2008

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SOURCE: Samsung DVD-VR375 says "load" but tray for DVD/VCR won't open

I think you have problem in DVD deck assembly the owner manual won't help you if still under warranty bring back to Samsung if out of warranty you can buy the DVD deck from Samsung and replace by yourself
Let me know if you need part number for the DVD deck

Posted on Dec 09, 2008

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SOURCE: Tray Wont open

Hello All. Well, I just finished troubleshooting the same problem of one of my customers units. At first I thought it was the tray contacts but they were good. What I noticed with the cover off and the shield for the laser removed...BE CAREFUL NOT TO BREAK IT TAKING IT OFF ANF DON"T LOOK AT THE LASER...that if I moved the DVD motor, the motor that turns the DVD...it has a rubber wheel on the shaft...that the tray would open. The trouble was intermittent but I also noticed that the wheel would move when pressing the OPen button. I therefore concluded that the motor somehow was in the circuit to open the tray. So, I took the motor out CAREFULLY and on the end opposite the wheel there are two small holes. These holes appear to be access holes for assembly and to hold the brush contacts away from whatever they use for a commutator. At first i was going to disassemble the motor but changed my mind. I have contact cleaner spray and some old Color Tuner Cleaner spray from the old days of mechanical TV tuners. I gave each hole a small shot of spray and turned the wheel. Careful not to contaminate the rubber on the wheel as it is what grips the DVD and pushes it against the white nylon bearing. Voila, the tray opens and closes and the Load display is no more. As I said, be careful. If you are unsure...let someone who understands this stuff do it. Ed

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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SOURCE: disc is stuck in the tray - samsung dvd R130

Without knowing more of your specific situation, it sounds like the disc is physically stuck and is blocking the motor mechanisms from ejecting. There should be 1-2 screws on each side & one at the rear of the player to remove the outer casing. When you open it, any obstructions should be obvious. The screws should be easy to figure out with an arrow pointing to them stamped into the medal, kindof looks like: =>

Posted on Mar 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Samsung DVD-VR330: Disk Tray won't open

The solution is to unplug the machine and wait 10 secs. and plug it in again. I have to do this often. another part of the problem may be that some of the blank disks are bad. I got the DVD+R at Staples and about 4 out of 10 were able to be formatted. I am about to try the DVD-RWs.

Posted on Mar 14, 2009

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DVD,CD,VCD, USB not being read and dvd tray not opening..


Does the unit have power? Thats the first thing i would check and then make sure it is in the correct mode to open the door.

Mar 25, 2011 | Audio Players & Recorders

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Would you like to unlock your Matsui DVD-110 DVD Player to play VCD's?

Follow these steps to unlock your Matsui DVD-110 DVD Player:

  1. Press the Open button on your remote control to open the drive tray
  2. Place an audio CD in the drive tray
  3. Press the Open button on your remote control to close the drive tray
  4. Press the Menu button on your remote control
  5. Press the 1 button on your remote control
  6. Press the Index (1-All) button on your remote control
  7. Press the Open button on your remote control
  8. Press the 1 button on your remote control
Your Matsui DVD-110 DVD Player can now play VCD's.

I hope that helps.
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on Apr 25, 2010 | Televison & Video

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Would you like to unlock your Matsui DVD-122 DVD Player to play VCD's?

Follow these steps to unlock your Matsui DVD-122 DVD Player:

  1. Press the Open button on your remote control to open the drive tray
  2. Place an audio CD in the drive tray
  3. Press the Open button on your remote control to close the drive tray
  4. Press the Menu button on your remote control
  5. Press the 1 button on your remote control
  6. Press the Index (1-All) button on your remote control
  7. Press the Open button on your remote control
  8. Press the 1 button on your remote control
Your Matsui DVD-122 DVD Player can now play VCD's.

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on Apr 25, 2010 | Televison & Video

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My dvd is not working on my blue ray it saying go to update some software


you will need to download the update from
http://pages.samsung.com/us/bluraysupport/support.html

how to - make an update CD

  1. Download the software update file for your hardware.
  2. If the update is compressed (zip file or rar file), the file should be uncompressed before burning.
  3. You must burn the update file on a blank CD-R/W disc by using "Burn Image" option.
  4. Burn an image file of the software update file (*.iso)
how to - update your player with your CD
  1. Press OPEN/CLOSE to open the disc tray.
  2. Insert the update CD-R disc with the software update, label facing up.
  3. Press OPEN/CLOSE to close the disc tray.
  4. Wait 1-2 minutes until the screen displays "Verifying Firmware version..."
  5. After checking old and new version, select "Yes" or "No" with "?" or "?"
    on the remote control. If you select "No", BD-P1200 will be powered off in a state of tray open.
  6. Press ENTER button on the remote control.
  7. Remove the update CD from the tray.
  8. Screen will display "Firmware Update Now Processing... Please do not turn off the power".
    This process will take 4-5 minutes. When done the screen and power will turn off automatically.
  9. Turn the unit on again with the power button. They tray will close automatically and a
    Menu Language Selection screen will open.
  10. Select the Language you want by pressing the corresponding number button.
  11. Update is complete.

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I have tried downloading from the samsung website lastest firmware update, which is an iso file when extracted it saves it to disc as a xuf file and the blu ray wont read this what am i doing wrong??


Read the Upgrade Guide (PDF) for instructions on how to do this. It says to burn a CD. The ZIP file extracts to ISO type. The guide tells you what format it needs.

http://www.samsung.com/us/support/search/supportSearchModelResult.do?menu=SP00&searchWord=bdp1400&searchInputBox=bd-p1400&find_button=

READ the PDF file under Upgrade Guide. Make sure you designate the proper file type when burning CD. Check your burning software.

How to make a firmware update CD
Please follow the below procedures.
1 Download the new firmware file from www.samsung.com
2 If the firmware file is compressed (*.zip), the file should be uncompressed to CD image file
(*.iso).
3 Please burn the CD image file on a blank CD-R/RW disc
1) Recommended CD Burning Program is Nero Burning ROM.
2) Burning Options (in case of using Nero Burning ROM)
A. ‘Recorder’ menu ?? ‘Burn Image…’ ?? Select an uncompressed image file(*.iso)
B. Please check ‘Finalize CD (No further writhing possible!)’
C. Please refer to your own CD burning Program Manual if you want to use any other
CD burning program for burning ISO image file.
D. Make sure if the downloaded software is eligible for your BD-P1400.
E. The System Upgrade will not be executed if using the update CD made with NOT
following the upper procedures.
Warning
The following events may interrupt the upgrade process and MAY RESULT IN PERMANENT
DAMAGE TO THE UNIT WHILE UPGRADING.
1. Unplugging the power plug
2. Power outage
3. Dirt or scratches on the burned CD-R/RW disc
4. Closing or opening a disc tray during update processing
How to upgrade the BD-P1400
1. Press OPEN/CLOSE button to open the disc tray.
2. Insert the upgrade CD.
3. Press OPEN/CLOSE button to close the disc tray.
4. Please wait about 6 minutes while verifying.
Verifying Firmware Version.
5. When below message box comes up, please check the date of the Firmware version.
Do you want to update Firmware?
>Current Version : 070730.02_XAA
>New Version : 070903.01_XAA
Yes No
6. Press ‘Enter’ button to choose ‘Yes’ for upgrade and please remove the disc on the tray.
If you select ‘No’, BD-P1400 will be automatically powered off.
If you don’t see above message box, try another disc. Generally, this is caused by disc
quality or a disc creation problem.
7. Please wait for about 7 minutes.
Firmware Update.
Now, Processing…
Please, do not turn off the power.
8. When finished, the screen and the power will turn off automatically.
9. Turn on the unit again. The tray will close automatically. Below screen will show up. Please
select the language you want with a corresponding number button.
MENU LANGUAGE SELECTION
Press 1 for English
Pulsar 2 para Español
Touche 3 pour Français
Macrovision : BSS01
10. If you want to do System Upgrade through the network, please refer to ‘System Upgrade’
Article on the User’s Manual.

Aug 18, 2010 | Samsung BD-P1400 Blu-Ray Player

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Would you like to unlock your Tevion DVD-200 DVD Player to play VCD's?

Follow these steps to unlock your Tevion DVD-200 DVD Player:

  1. Press the Open button on your remote control to open the drive tray
  2. Place an audio CD in the drive tray
  3. Press the Open button on your remote control to close the drive tray
  4. Press the Menu button on your remote control
  5. Press the 1 button on your remote control
  6. Press the Index (1-All) button on your remote control
  7. Press the Open button on your remote control
  8. Press the 1 button on your remote control
Your Tevion DVD-200 DVD Player can now play VCD's.

I hope that helps.
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on Apr 25, 2010 | Televison & Video

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System will not read disk. Keep getting open tray, Have use the dust spray still not working.


An 'Open Tray' error with an XBox 360 is typically a sign that the CD/DVD drive itself is faulty. This will require it to be replaced, which is not as easy as just swapping them out.

The new drive must be of the same make and model of the old drive. If I recall, there are Samsung and Toshiba drives in 360's. Once you have the exact replacement drive, the CD Drive's firmware must be flashed on a PC in order to be compatible and detected by your XBox.



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You need to either replace the drive with a working drive or replace the laser within your current drive. If you change drives you will first need to obtain your dvd-key and then flash it into your new drives firmware.

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dvd are up to 6 times the density of a cd there making the laser eye read much closer rings on the disks. so in other words its having a hard time reading dvd. the only thing you can do is take a cotton swap dipped in alcohol and open the tray look with a flashlight for a small optical eye in exact center of dvd player and rub lightly on it to remove dust build up or spray some canned air into the dvd youll hit it. try it again and if no sound again the computer cant keep up with the dvd or vise versa.

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