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DVD recorder I have a Goodmans GDVD303RW dvd recorder. There is a label on top of the unit that states the dvd tray willnot open until first installation has been completed. During the first installation I had a power outage which interrupted the process....and the dvd tray will not open. The dvd recorder was a gift bought in the UK......I live in South Africa so returning it is a slight problem.

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SOURCE: sanyo 6100 dvd player-disc tray automatically opens whenever power is on.

Have you checked to see if it is off track? Sometimes when these machines get bumpbed, dropped, or fall they can jump track. You have to take the cover off and inspect to see if it is off track when it closes and opens. It should go all the way back on the track when it closes. Be careful not to shock yourself. If it is on when you do it and your hand touches the metal parts inside you can get seriously burned or shocked.

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General Problems
Player won’t work (locks up)
• Try unplugging the AC power cord and plugging it back in.
• Reset the DVD/VCR: on the front of the unit, press and hold the STANDBY/ON button while you press and hold the STOP button—wait at least 3 seconds
before you release both of the buttons. You’ll need to set up your menu preferences because this Reset Procedure returns the DVD/VCR’s menus to the
factory default settings and also erases the contents of the Disc Library.

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Hi I got a Lg HDD/Dvd Recorder Model RH1999H. Ihave a problem copying Dvd from the hardrive. When I load a completly blank disc, the recorder will not intialize the disc. How do get this recorder to intialize the disc to video. When i got to set up mode, I select Disc Format option, i cannot get into the format mode, I tried to change it but it does not change the only thing I see on the disc format mode is PBC highlighted.
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SOURCE: Samsung DVD-VR375 says "load" but tray for DVD/VCR won't open

I think you have problem in DVD deck assembly the owner manual won't help you if still under warranty bring back to Samsung if out of warranty you can buy the DVD deck from Samsung and replace by yourself
Let me know if you need part number for the DVD deck

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