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Old 03-30-22, 10:22 PM
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combo Magnavox VHS/DVD player suffering DVD death?

I have a Magnavox DV225MG9 VHS/DVD player. Manufacture year 2007? Bought from I don't remember. Possibly a refurbished unit.
The DVD has stopped operating. It froze while playing, turning to a blue screen with a tray-opening icon in the corner, turning to a tray-closing icon. Eventually that turns to snow on the TV ( no output signal from player? ). Buttons on the machine and remote both have no effect on the DVD player. This problem happened a month ago then the machine was fine a day later. Mystery?

If I turn the machine off, about a minute later it magically turns itself back on! But it's still broken.
VHS player seems fine.
The DVD player has no hole to stick a paper clip into, to manually open the tray. What am I supposed to do?
Is the machine just flat out dead?
Old 03-31-22, 08:10 AM
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Re: combo Magnavox VHS/DVD player suffering DVD death?

Something that old, the warranty is likely expired already.

With no paperclip hole, the only other obvious way is to unscrew the metal cover and take it off. Go on from there, figuring out how to open the dvd tray by hand.

This should have been obvious.

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Re: combo Magnavox VHS/DVD player suffering DVD death?

Might be time to get a new DVD/Blu-ray player. 15 years is a good run for most modern electronics.
Old 05-18-22, 12:04 AM
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Re: combo Magnavox VHS/DVD player suffering DVD death?

Hate to repeat myself, but these things were always junk. They couldn't do either format right.

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