How to Fix a DVD or CD Player That Won’t Open

How to Fix a DVD or CD Player That Won’t Open

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  1. Elaine Mahoney
    Elaine Mahoney 1 March, 2022, 11:35

    Rediculous! Go through all that trouble when you can buy a new DVD player for $30.

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  2. Emmanuel Gutierrez
    Emmanuel Gutierrez 1 March, 2022, 11:35

    Simple and concise explanation. I fixed my Marantz CD 63!

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  3. Ms Copyist
    Ms Copyist 1 March, 2022, 11:35

    Thanks for a great video.

    My tray won't open with the remote OR the button. The button seems quite loose and jiggly. I guess I'll try opening the case in the hope I can make it open with the remote. But any suggestions will be very gratefully accepted.

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  4. Rexx Seven
    Rexx Seven 1 March, 2022, 11:35

    O rings at the hardware store ….. I would have never thought of that one.

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  5. animeanibe
    animeanibe 1 March, 2022, 11:35

    Love the O-ring trick.

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  6. Bettin Huge
    Bettin Huge 1 March, 2022, 11:35

    Wow Ive been leaving a blank dvd/cd in my tray so when i pushed button – drawer would open. and then if i forgot- id have to use the paper clip! i watched your video- went to garage- sprayed dressing n q tip- did your recommendations and OMG it works! THANK YOU!

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  7. Mielesplayz
    Mielesplayz 1 March, 2022, 11:35

    i cant even pull it open, it seems to be stuck

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  8. c p
    c p 1 March, 2022, 11:35

    Great idea on the o-ring!!

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  9. Ken Mason
    Ken Mason 1 March, 2022, 11:35

    Don't use penetrating oil. Use Silicone oil.

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  10. Eddie Mattison
    Eddie Mattison 1 March, 2022, 11:35

    Thanks, this video helped

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  11. Sush Lehmann
    Sush Lehmann 1 March, 2022, 11:35

    good one!! now i know how to go when there's no 'emergency hole'

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  12. Cynthia Melcher
    Cynthia Melcher 1 March, 2022, 11:35

    Awesome! Thank you! I used a rubber band to replace a broken belt. Your tutorial saved the day!

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  13. Paula G
    Paula G 1 March, 2022, 11:35

    Thank you!!! πŸ™‚

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  14. Carl Wells
    Carl Wells 1 March, 2022, 11:35

    Legend! I used this to fix an LG Micro system! It had me flummoxed as I didn’t know where to find the belt- my one didn’t even need replacing just loosening from stuck position

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  15. Jason Z
    Jason Z 1 March, 2022, 11:35

    But where can I buy the proper O-ring belt? Where ?

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  16. Sherri Clark
    Sherri Clark 1 March, 2022, 11:35

    I fixed my dvd player with your video Thanks!

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  17. Portia Maree
    Portia Maree 1 March, 2022, 11:35

    Thank you so much!!! I had this issue and after following your video I found the o-ring seemed okay so I just readjusted it and added some lubricant and it works!!!

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  18. Oficina do Engenhocas
    Oficina do Engenhocas 1 March, 2022, 11:35

    Where i buy the ring

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  19. Biblio Bill
    Biblio Bill 1 March, 2022, 11:35

    Thank you for the tips. On our Clearplay Anccor 740HD player there was no way to access the tray cog wheel from the front to move it with a flat blade screwdriver. We did a little sleuthing on the Internet and found on IFIXIT a tip to release the DVD tray. "DVD Drawer Won't Open, No Pinhole For Paperclip Trick". On the bottom of the machine is a wide slot below the tray area. With a paperclip with one end straightened out and a flashlight, find a plastic piece inside the slot on the right side with a square depression that you can anchor the tip of the paperclip in. Slide the plastic piece too the left toward the outside edge of machine. This will release the tray. Our non-opening tray problem was not a broken belt. It was a couple of strands of my niece's reddish brown HAIR wound around the belt spindle !
    This was binding the tray. We removed the strands of hair with a tweezers. We also greased the slides on the bottom of the tray with silicone spray on a Q-tip. The tray works fine now. We alerted our nieces not to dangle their hair over the tray when loading disc.

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  20. jose cooli
    jose cooli 1 March, 2022, 11:35

    used an O ring to fix my dvd player, it works like a charm, dvd player opens a little slower, but that should be ok though.

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  21. tae. story
    tae. story 1 March, 2022, 11:35

    i have a problem about stock CD and I don't know how to open the DVD your a life saverπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ€§

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  22. Blake Boffa
    Blake Boffa 1 March, 2022, 11:35

    What kind of oil do you use to lubricate it?

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    WE ARE TEMPORARY 1 March, 2022, 11:35

    Super useful! Helped me fix my old Tascam CD A-700!

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  24. Mean Gene
    Mean Gene 1 March, 2022, 11:35

    What’s a DVD player?

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  25. Priyanka 73
    Priyanka 73 1 March, 2022, 11:35

    Is ok to just replace the o ring n not lubricate?

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  26. Bobby Haney
    Bobby Haney 1 March, 2022, 11:35

    stan. you sound like michael jeter

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  27. Richard K
    Richard K 1 March, 2022, 11:35

    Thanks a bunch for this video. Saved me a huge head ache. You are a good man, sir.

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  28. Bobby Haney
    Bobby Haney 1 March, 2022, 11:35

    how do you do that stan

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  29. Mad Max
    Mad Max 1 March, 2022, 11:35

    But my samsung dvd player e350 don have an elastic belt to open…it saw a litle gear that push forward and backward…the door blocks in Midway and error message comes simultaneously

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  30. SuperSwede
    SuperSwede 1 March, 2022, 11:35
  31. gary tauber
    gary tauber 1 March, 2022, 11:35

    take screws out? i will throw it around the room and next smash it with my hammer

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  32. Smiling Buddha
    Smiling Buddha 1 March, 2022, 11:35

    Excellent informative video.

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  33. Jeroen S
    Jeroen S 1 March, 2022, 11:35

    My player opens always if there is a disc inside, but wont open if there is no disc inside? What do you think?

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  34. char myers
    char myers 1 March, 2022, 11:35

    My Emerson radio/cd player drawer for the cd won’t open. And I have cds in it

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  35. Jaden
    Jaden 1 March, 2022, 11:35

    Thank you πŸ™πŸΌ

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  36. B. K Dutta
    B. K Dutta 1 March, 2022, 11:35

    I am senior have new phipis fwd17 player, not using. so the tray is not open, how to remove top cover?

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  37. mike angel cortez
    mike angel cortez 1 March, 2022, 11:35

    You got a VCR. Cool

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