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Tray confused The tray will not stay closed. When you think it is going to close completely, it stops and reopens. This happens whether you use the remote or use the button on the unit. I've tried to reset the machine by unplugging it from AC power for several minutes.

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  • sara v Dec 30, 2007

    The machine states that the disk is an "invalid format" disk.  This started happening to me about four months after I bought the recorder (months ago), and had previously stopped being able to finalize recorded disks.  Someone said that there's dust or built up grease inside the unit, that's what's causing it, but I have no information that this is the case.

  • Hosny Salem
    Hosny Salem Mar 05, 2008

    I have a different problem with the LG RC7423W. Once I press the Dubbing button, tracking is lost or picture freezes.

    I have to switch off the DVD recorder and switch on again.

    Can any body help ?


  • Anonymous May 09, 2008

    HDD/DVD Recorder tray will not stay closed. I don't have a solution.

  • Anonymous Sep 03, 2008

    I have an LG DVD player and recorder model # RC 288 and i have a
    similar problem, when i open up the disk tray it displays open and the
    tray opens , when i try to close try it displays close, then read and opening immediately after closing. It may be either the tray with disk or whitout . I take the device to service center ( in warranty period ), they changed the motor, as they said, but the problem repeated after 2 weeks

  • Anonymous Sep 21, 2008

    I have the same problem with my JVC DVD player. Whether there is a disc in or not, when I push close, it closes, but I hear no attempt to read the disc; the display then changes to "open" and the tray pops back out again. This happens over and over.



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I have an LG DVD player and recorder model # RC7423W and i have a similar problem, when i open up the disk tray it displays open and the tray opens for 2 seconds only and then closes. when i press the open/close button to open it again it opens and never closes back with a "Disc Error" on display until i close it manually by pushing it back inside.
I cleaned it from dust many times and tried to reset it but no reset button. i just tried to unplug the wire and plug it back.
let me know if there is a way that i can reset the hardware or a solution to my problem. my system is around one year old

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Boss hog,
i own an lg dr787 but among the list of problems that it has, tray closing (or rather, tray opening) isn't among them. i guess i would have to know, does the tray shut completely before it re-opens or does it start to close and then reverse direction and open? does it just stay open and wait for you to feed it? also.....and very importantly, does the display on the front of the unit display the word "open" as it slides out or does the indicator say "close"? more than likely, a faulty motor driver chip or microprocessor is at fault. less likely, a defective limiting microswitch is the culprit. let me know what you observe.
meenis (rob)

Posted on Dec 28, 2007


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