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Denon DCM-280 Drawer Won't Open

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Last response: in Home Audio
March 21, 2009 2:58:48 PM

The drawer to my Denon DCM-280 won't open. I'm hesitant to try to pry it/force it open, without someone advising, first. Suggestions?

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March 22, 2009 8:42:46 AM

Disconnect the unit from the wall and open the case. You may find an exposed gear wheel or some means of manually operating the drawer.

So long as the power is off you should be able to get the drawer open without damage.

Then investigate whether a belt has snapped. Or whether it's a trip switch that's not operating.

Generally I then further investigate faults with the power on and so long as you keep your fingers out of the power supply area (usually around the transformer and the entry point from the wall mains) you should be okay.

If in doubt, find a repair guy who'll fix it for less than the price of a new deck -- these days not easy.
March 22, 2009 11:56:29 AM

Thanks for the quick counsel. I will give your suggestion a try. I just spent a small fortune for new laser tracking, so I hope to avoid spending more.