Tip & How-To about Audio Players & Recorders
This will happen if you close the tray by pushing instead of using the
insert/eject button. the BLOCKED error means the the rack and pinion
can't be moved by the motor which takes too much current and stalls
hence the error
The guide pin can jump is dogleg and cause the tray to bow slightly this can also cause UNKNOWN DISC as the head tries to read the DVD at an angle also you will hear the record/play head unit moving inside the unit trying to find the start of the DVD.
The best option is to free the tray UNPLUG and remove the cover the you will have to remove the inner cover on the top of the DVD mechanism you maybe able to see the tray bowed look underneath you should see the dogleg guide and the pin should be inside this track yours might be outside, try to re-seat don't force it or pull the tray out you may not get it back inside the unit.
I suggest that with the cover off you also use some rubbing alcohol and a cotton bud on the plastic parts that you can see have dust and finger grease deposits. DON'T clean the head !!!
With the cover back on test the eject if this still wont work there is a manual release on the underside of the unit which is clearly visible place a screwdriver into the hole and slide across to release the DVD.
I will add pictures to this tip this week as soon as my bluetooth starts working and I can transfer pictures from my phone.
Posted by SpideRaY on
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