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 Post subject: Samsung DV5500 LD player: limit switch broken?
PostPosted: 13 May 2022, 06:59 
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I've been searching far and wide for answers on an issue I've been having with my player, a Samsung DV5500. The big issue is that I can't hardly find any information on the thing online anywhere, but a few months back we were watching movies on it, and it failed to eject the last disc. I just opened it up and discovered the laser motor is trying to move the laser to the center of the disc even though it's already there. I moved it back and forth a bit with the cable but it didn't make any difference. There was a cracked rack gear in there also that I had to glue back together before I could try it out, so I'm thinking that it may have broken again, but it's pretty much directly under the disc so there isn't really a way to get at it.

Could there be a failed limit switch somewhere that I could rehabilitate or replace? I'm assuming so, but the disc stuck in there at the moment makes poking around a little difficult.
I guess my main questions are: If the switch is the problem, is there a workaround I could do the get the player to eject the disc? And in any case, is there a way to disassemble things just enough to slip the disc out to get more space to work with?

If anyone has any ideas to help out, I'd love to hear them, it's driving me nuts!

p.s. I still have the shell unscrewed, so I can provide pictures and video if that would help diagnosing the issue.

Thanks so much!
 Post subject: Re: Samsung DV5500 LD player: limit switch broken?
PostPosted: 13 May 2022, 18:36 
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You will need to post photos of the inside so we can see who made it.

Process for manually ejecting tray is more or less: unplug unit, move optics back to "resting" position and turn a loading gear.
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