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DVD S54 player. The tray won't open. Turning the unit on and off does nothing, no whirring noise, no noise at all. It stills says hello and off but nothing else.

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Does the player's display still read 'HELLO' and won't show 'NO DISC' after that? If so, it's likely to be a workshop repair. This cannot be fixed by the consumer. If the player does go beyond 'HELLO' to 'NO DISC' but the drive tray won't open, then it would be a fault between the drive itself and its digital control circuit, which in this model would be part of the motherboard. Assuming the power supply has no problems of its own, then the only course of action you would really have here is to submit the unit to an authorised service centre, get a quote on any repair cost(s) involved, along with a second opinion. (the second opinion will give you minimal details of the exact nature of the fault(s) and allow you to make a decision as to whether it is worth fixing or to buy a new one, since it is not a recorder).

I hope the DVD drive itself is not the primary fault area, but rather the circuit controlling it - easier to determine by a qualified technician.

The decision is yours, and your course of action is based on the age of your existing player. If it is still relatively new and under some warranty, you might be able to get this fixed at no cost to you. If it is not, it will be expensive/uneconomical.

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