How to Get Stuck DVDs From Your TV/DVD

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Occasionally, the DVD tray on your combo TV/DVD player may become stuck and fail to release your DVD. Most DVD players feature an emergency eject hole that allows you to manually release the tray. The eject hole is tiny, so you need a paperclip or similar object in order to get your stuck DVD out.


Step 1

Straighten a paperclip out.

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Step 2

Locate the tiny eject hole on the right side of the DVD tray.

Step 3

Insert the paperclip into the eject hole and push forward. The eject hole manually releases the DVD tray.


Step 4

Pull the DVD tray all the way out and pop out the DVD.


If your DVD player doesn’t have an eject hole or the eject hole mechanism fails to release the DVD, contact the manufacturer of your DVD player for diagnosis and repair. A stuck DVD tray may indicate hardware failure and needs to be properly repaired by a trained technician.



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