Oppo DV 981HD (DV-981HD) won't eject. tray stuck. tray stays in. Doesn't eject. Wont eject. doesnt eject. cannot eject. cant eject. (ejectile dysfunction?)
Sorry for the bad grammar, I put it in for search engines. I found a solution, and I wanted you to, as well. I put this answer in this forum because this is where Google took me when I first searched for a solution to the eject problem.
I unplugged the Oppo for 20 minutes, then plugged it back in. I don't think this did anything, but I saw it in another thread, and since it matches my basic method of "unplug it, plug it back in," it is part of the voodoo.
Symptoms: When I pressed eject, the little LED said "OPEN" and I could hear some mechanism attempt to engage, but the tray remained in.
To me, the tray was simply stuck, and needed a pull. But how to get a grip on the flush-mount tray without hurting anything? I had two plastic laminate cards on my desk, and decided to try them. I inserted a flexible plastic card between the bottom of the tray (slides easily) and top of the tray (hard to slide) and slid them to the left of center, where the top card started to bind. I sort of squeezed the top plastic card and bottom plastic card together as close as possible to the front of the tray to get a good grip on the tray itself. I pressed eject, and pulled.
It worked. The stuck tray slid out, powered by motors, and now goes in and out just fine.