8th Gen Accord este 2.2 diesel, 2011 manual, UK
It looks like the DVD player in the sat nav has failed. After a year of "disk read error" on damp days that I could fix by taking the disk out and putting it back again, I now get a "no disk" error (or something like that) and the DVD player shows no power light - it won't even eject the disk. Honda have (of course) suggested that this will cost more than they wrote on the side of that brexit bus to fix because, well they do that for everything as a matter of policy.
So I gather that it's actually an Alpine system, and I can take the actual DVD player unit and sent it to the Alpine service agent (dtronix) who will charge me somewhere between £250 and £350 if they can fix it, and £40ish if they can't. While this is probably ALSO a rip off as the drive is almost certainly a commodity DVD drive costing a fraction of this (ifg only I could establish which ones were compatible) I suspect this is the option I'll be using.
Which leads to the question - how do I remove the drive? Is it something that can be described, or am I going to have to buy a haynes manual or similar? All the data I can find on-line points to the 7th Gen system where the DVD player is behind the dashboard, but in this model it's in the boot and I can't see any screws!
All advice appreciated...