DVD player draw jammed - any ideas

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I don't use my dvd player often but came to use it last night and find that the draw sticks and won't open. I can't remember if there is a DVD in there. I don't want to / can't afford a trip to the electrical shop at this time but would like to rent a few cheap dvds for xmas.
Anyone got any ideas on what to do ? Theres nothing in the booklet on trouble shooting.
Many thanks
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  • littleredhen
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    The mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work unless it’s open.:o

    A winner listens, a loser just waits until it is their turn to talk:)
  • picasso2
    picasso2 Posts: 900 Forumite
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    Great site, however i cannot find anywhere to insert a pin. Have checked the manual again , it says to exit the menu on the screen and press the open/cose menu. Obviously i've done that but it just comes up saying 'blocked'
    Any ideas ?
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  • softuk
    softuk Posts: 60 Forumite
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    picasso2 wrote: »
    I don't use my dvd player often but came to use it last night and find that the draw sticks and won't open. I can't remember if there is a DVD in there. I don't want to / can't afford a trip to the electrical shop at this time but would like to rent a few cheap dvds for xmas.
    Anyone got any ideas on what to do ? Theres nothing in the booklet on trouble shooting.
    Many thanks


    What make/model is it? I had the same problem, amd did a google for the make and model, and found the answer.
  • picasso2
    picasso2 Posts: 900 Forumite
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    its a phillips dvd recorder / vcr bought in 2007 when i thought credit cards where a great way to shop .
    I have located the email address for their support service and await their reply .
    Many thanks
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    When its Dark look for Stars
  • andrew-b
    andrew-b Posts: 2,413 Forumite
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    Is there a label underneath or on the back with a model number on?

    If there is definitely no hole to push a pin in i'd try removing the outer casing (unplug from mains first!). Once inside you can probably push the drawer back out. Only take the back off it's not under warranty still as it may invalidate the warranty. A few drops of lubricant on the opening mechanism may be all it needs.
  • picasso2
    picasso2 Posts: 900 Forumite
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    The model is DVDR3510V/05

    I'm a bit wary about taking the casing off as i'm not technical and tend to make things work. I will give phillips time to get back to me then I may give it a try. Thank you.
    When it rains look for Rainbows
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  • sillygoose
    sillygoose Posts: 4,794 Forumite
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    From troubleshooting in the user guide..

    Unable to eject disc tray.
    – Exit from any system or recording menu until you see
    the Philips wallpaper on the screen.
    – Press STOP to stop any playback or recording. Then
    press OPEN/CLOSE to eject the disc tray.

    http://safemanuals.com/user-guide-instructions-owner-manual/PHILIPS/DVDR3510V-05-_E
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  • Hoploz
    Hoploz Posts: 3,888 Forumite
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    Have you tried turning it upside down? Just sometimes dislodges the disc from where it's catching (if there's a disc in there) Try not to turn it up so any disc would fall to the back though, lean it forwards towards the front of the drawer iygwim
  • picasso2
    picasso2 Posts: 900 Forumite
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    sillygoose wrote: »
    From troubleshooting in the user guide..
    Unable to eject disc tray.
    – Exit from any system or recording menu until you see
    the Philips wallpaper on the screen.
    – Press STOP to stop any playback or recording. Then
    press OPEN/CLOSE to eject the disc tray.


    Yes i have tried that , it tries to open then comes up with the message 'blocked'.
    When it rains look for Rainbows
    When its Dark look for Stars
  • picasso2
    picasso2 Posts: 900 Forumite
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    Hoploz wrote: »
    Have you tried turning it upside down? Just sometimes dislodges the disc from where it's catching (if there's a disc in there) Try not to turn it up so any disc would fall to the back though, lean it forwards towards the front of the drawer iygwim


    Just tried that, nothing happened, still says 'blocked'.
    When it rains look for Rainbows
    When its Dark look for Stars
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