Tray opens but won't close or closes but doesnt play
Unit had been playing perfectly since I got it in February, 2005 and today just froze with the DVD picture on the screen. Pressing buttons on the remote to no avail I used the buttons on the unit. It turned off and then turned on but kept blinking reading as the DVD soun up. Tried different DVDs but no joy. It will shut off by pushing the power button. Opened the unit up and tried to clean the lens but same problem. Any ideas?
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Often the tray is powered by a rubber belt. If the latter breaks or slips the try will not open/close. The motor will work and tell the electronics that all is well because it has done its job but it really hasn't since the tray is inert!
Sound like it either has one or two problems, the door is stuck and or the door eject motor has failed. Look in the front to the player for a small paperclip like hole, and use a paper clip to manual eject the and engage the loading mechanism usually located under the door for most cases. Check you manuals troubleshooting section for manually ejecting a CD..
you need to unplug ever cable you have and every accessory you have. Unplug adapters memory units hd inter coolers every thing. let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Plug everything back in then press the button to open the tray to turn it on then put in a different game keep it open . Then when the menu comes go into a program so you can't see play game or close tray. Then when you are in the right place close the tray and it should load. This worked for me 2 times.
Well after taking the cover off, i "toyed" with the tray (pushed down on the round white part then let up, after first pressing the open button on the unit) the tray opened almost all the way wouldn't close so i closed it repeated the same "trick" the tray opened all the way as it should. just have to close the tray my self by hand.
it played a (Brand new dvd from Wall-mart, that will not play with out stoping in the "old" machine at the house) but stoped in about the same places, but recovered more quickly after playing another DVD i replaced the cover it works
The CD drawer mechanism needs a new belt. They have a motor that drives the tray mechanism, and there's a small belt that drives the main gear so that pushing the drawer in gently to close it doesn't damage anything. However, once that belt breaks/wears out, the drawer will stay in whatever position it was last in.
To open the tray this is not a perfect fix, but it will allow to use it.
After the unit is powered on:
1)Hit the "Open/Close" button
2)Wait a while (you will get the timing down with practice)
3)Tap gently, yet briskly with fingertips at area in the attached pic, that the red arrow points to
I think the problem is that the tray becomes unbalanced somehow. Because when a DVD is in, the drive opens fine, only when there is no disc do you have to tap on the unit.
Had The Same With Mine. Its was the belt Inside that joins Motor To Cd Tray. Its Black and directly under the cd tray at the front. Its probably either loose like mine of maybe broken. I replaced mine with an elastic band and its been fine since.