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Karen Falterman Posted on Jan 27, 2007
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DVD message says "blocked"

My DVD player will not open and it says "blocked" on the message. It will cycle through opening, closing, and then blocked. There is no disc in the DVD player. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Some one had enterd a code into your system causeing that problem if you do not remember the code you will have to take it to a techn in order that they lift off the chip and reset it all over.

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Polaroid pdx-0758 dvd player displays "open" even though thelid is properly closed, and it will not play

If your Polaroid PDX-0758 DVD player is displaying "open" even though the lid is properly closed, there are a few potential solutions you can try:
  1. Check for obstructions: Make sure that there are no objects blocking the DVD tray or preventing it from closing all the way. Even small objects like dust or debris can interfere with the DVD player's operation.
  2. Reset the DVD player: Try unplugging the DVD player from the power outlet and waiting a few minutes before plugging it back in. This can sometimes reset the player and clear any errors that might be causing the "open" message to appear.
  3. Clean the DVD player: Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the DVD player and remove any dust or debris that might be interfering with the player's operation.
  4. Try a different disc: Sometimes, a specific disc might cause the "open" message to appear. Try playing a different DVD to see if the player operates normally.
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Slip the tip of a butter knife in the crack, press the button and ease it open. After a few open and close cycles, it should sort itself out.

Have a panosonic dmr-ez485v dvd recorder that cycles 5/6x when tray is closed with/without a dvd, and get "no read' message.

1.The DVD Drive makes two-three times noise than stop spin the media CD
or DVD.

-Bad DVDRW Drive.
2 The drive does spin CD-DVD but doesn't load.
-. Bad NDMi PCB VEP79180 or VJB79180
3. Drive spinning but don't load CD or DVD
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Open top Cover of drive, open tray,
close tray.
If laser flashed but doesn't play CD-DVD more chance bad drive PCB

My dvr 3590 gives blocked message when i try to open the the dvd tray

That isn't a television problem, your television only presents the signal from your DVD player. The defect is in your DVD player. Often there is a little belt that opens and closes the tray for DVDs. That belt fails with time... and use. Considering the age and amount of use on your DVD player it's time to replace it.

If it's a recorder DVD than it might be best to take it to a shop. The repair is sometimes very simple and other times not worth repairing depending on the model.


Philips DVD 723 . the tray is not opening. blocked message comes.

There will be a slotted hole on the underside slide a screw driver across this will manually activate the tray dogleg and will part open the tray for you.

DVD drive will no longer open

I went to look at getting it fixed and wit was going to cost as much as a new device, so I pulled it to bits and found that the rubber band in the DVD player was frail. This meant it didn't have enough strenght to load the disk completely.

I went to a stationary shop and brought a new one the same size and it is perfect.

Cost. 10c.

You will need to be careful and confident pulling it to bits and some of the screws are no standard. good luck.

Alternatively there is a slot under the unit that you can force the DVD mechanism open or closed. A hassle though.

Dvd player

First, make sure the DVD Recorder is completely disconnected from the Main Supply.

Then, if you look on the base of the unit, (just underneath the front of the Disc Insert/Eject Tray), there is a small slot, (approx 25 x 8mm), in which you can see a small, white, plastic lever probably situated near the right-hand side of the slot.

Then move this lever gently to the left, and then turn it on and the tray opens by pushing the button.

Playing a dvd

I'm having a similar issue....I load a DVD and the player goes thru the normal cycle and just when you think you here the DVD start to cycles again and ejects and closes half way then powers off? I took off the cover (like I know what I'm doing) and figured that the leverage gear which raises the laser to the turn pad thing isnt getting acctuated....? I cant figure out what makes that gear turn..there is nothing really toughing it gear or spring? anyways I'm looking for a solution myself.

"BLOCKED" message

Solution 1: Most likely there is a foreign mechanical object obstructing the tray mechanism. If, like me, you have kids around every corner then most likely a curious little one has pushed something in to see "just what will happen". With some luck you can solve the problem by opening up the unit (power-off, unplugging first, of course) and doing a visual inspection for what shouldn't be there (pieces of paper, coins, toothpicks, fibres, etc).

Alternative Solution 2: Sometimes what happens is that the tray loading belt slackens over the years (age, humidity, over usage) and fails to respond quickly enough. In the absence of any obvious foreign object(s) this is a likely alternative explanation. Drive-tray electronics (called SERVOS) are programmed to expect timing signals to come within well-defined intervals of time. If this does not happen (such as due to a slack belt), then the condition is registered as an error. Try replacing the belt if solution 1 does not work.
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