Techniques Home DVD Player - motor or door?

My DVD player (very nice/good quality exp. one from 2000) has problems all of a sudden.

  • The eject door/tray opens very slowly, then does not fully return into the player. The dvds cannot be read, even when I physically shut the door.
  • What part do i need to buy. Can I fix it easily?

That would make it seven years old, I think you definitely got you money’s worth out of it. The prices for a DVD player are so low today it wouldn’t be worth investing any more money in the old one.

You could take it apart and clean/lube the drawer mechanisms, but it’s probably a bad servo motor and not worth fixing.