No parts required.

  1. Open the tray by pressing the eject button
    • Open the tray by pressing the eject button

    • Remove the DVD tray faceplate by pushing the faceplate up off of the tray.

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  2. Press the eject button to insert the tray
    • Press the eject button to insert the tray

    • After the tray is closed unplug DVD player

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    • Unscrew the 3 screws in the back.

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    • Pull the outer case upward and then towards you.

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    • There are six symmetrically placed tabs holding in the front faceplate. Unhook these six tabs to loosen the faceplate.

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    • Pull off front faceplate. This may take a couple of tries to get all six tabs unhooked simultaneously.

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    • Locate the white clip that attaches the cord to the motherboard

    • Grasp clip and squeeze to release

    • Lift up and remove power cord

    • Slide cord mount from outer case

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    • Remove the three screws holding in the DVD tray

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    • Remove the power cord and first two ribbons by pulling them directly out of their sockets.

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    • Gently lift the DVD tray off of the motherboard.

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    • Spin the small gear shown to the right to begin opening the tray. There should be relatively little resistance in the gear.

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    • Use your fingers to pull the shown tabs towards the sides of the tray, releasing the internal tray that contains the laser.

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    • In order to remove the tray motor you must detach the small rubber band that runs between the two shown wheels.

    • If the rubber band is improperly fitted onto one of the wheels or broken this is probably the cause of the tray not opening or closing.

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    • Flip over the tray and unscrew the two screws that attach the motor to the tray.

    • Once completed the motor can be easily removed and replaced.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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