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The player disc door will not open, nor will the VCR eject button work. The word "safe" appears whenever we try to open the DVD disc door, or eject the VCR tape.

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  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    If I had another DVD Player that would work in the machine, I do have the technical ability to swap out the DVD myself.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    Bought new funai DVD player watched DVD once second time I wanted to view DVD it won't play tried everything on remote all I get is a picture of two discs

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    I think my dvd player has gone bad. When I put dvd in, it just says, disc error or no disc. Is there a replacement dvd player available?

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    yesterday I put a dvd in my insignia tv/dvd combo and it worked. Today the same disc goes in and then is ejected. The same thing is happening to other dvds.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    My DVD player not open eject it display no option. Please choose the correct procedure



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Try hitting the "Lock" button on the remote. That solved the problem for us.

Posted on Jan 28, 2007

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I have this problem also, but am still looking for a permanent solution. It appears that this is a safe mode to prevent children from messing with the unit. I don't know how I activated it or how to deactivate this mode. I have found that all functions, including DVD and VHS Tape eject work normally from the remote. Use of the remote will give you complete control until the safe mode can be deactivated.

Posted on Dec 10, 2006

  • Anonymous Dec 10, 2006

    I just spoke to Insignia. They advised to unplug the unit for one minute, then plug in. If this does not clear the problem, the unit will have to be returned to the store for replacement. (It cured my Safe mode problem.)



It also may be the CD belt (inside, on the motor shaft) is broken.

Posted on Mar 22, 2007

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