The little spring on the back left side of the lid that opens up to put the disc in is broken, or has come lose so it does not allow the back left to close all the way. therefor the disc will not spin, and no menu or anything will come on. i just get a blue screen. if i squeeze it gently it will shut, but still nothing. the front closes with no problem, it's just the back left that ever so slightly will not properly close. what i am sure i need is a repair shop. any help on one in my orange county area.
Did you try the laser. If the laser is misaligned it will not pick up the necessary information. It could be a case that this might even be broken, if so return it to where you purchased and ask for a replacement. I say this because this was the problem I had recently.
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The odds are its a defect. If the DVD player is old. (which it sounds like) then it may just have broken. there are three little clips that stick to the disc so when it spins it doesn't go out of place. After a while you can just break it. Normally hard to do but anything can happen. Hope this helps
If someone knows how to fix the spring please let us know. The door came off and the spring popped out but i dont know where the spring goes for the door to pop back open. The open button is NOT what is wrong. Its just the spring that goes in crack on top part of opening where the door is. Tried several things
Not sure if you can find a replacement lid but you may be able to play DVD's if you manually depress the small switch that the lid would engage if it were closed. The switch is located where the lid hinges at the right side, you should see a small rectangular hole. The switch can be depressed through that hole. Of cousre, your DVD will be spinning with no lid to protect it but just don't touch it while the disc is playing. When done playing, you can just turn the unit off or remove whatever you used to engage the small lid switch.
Check to see if it is not the lens, but rather the fact that the little tab on the lid that closes the disc compartment is not making firm contact with the mechanism that tells the disc to play. I had the same problem (player would play for a couple of minutes, then it's stop and I'd get an "Open" message. I called Mustek and they unhelpfully suggested various tricks to do with the lens carriage, none of which worked. On my own a carved a matchstick to the shape of the tab on the lid, and stuck it in there. That worked! Eventually (since you can't watch it with the lid up), I just put some duct tape (a little pice) around the tab, and that has worked like a charm. Makes it hard to open the lid again (I use a knife to pry it up), but hey--the player works now!
There is supposed to be a little plastic piece that pushes down a button that tels it that it that the door is closed that plastic piece is broken off. Look for it and glue a little piece of plastic on it, should fix it.
FOr the MVDP1102 Memorex 10.2 portable DVD Player:
I had the same problem. If you open the disc door there is suppose to be a plastic arm underneath the right side of the lid which when you close the lid, with the movie disc in, this arm will press through to a switch inside the machine and that will set the player in load/play mode. Memorex did not have parts for this player, so I unscrewed the bottom and one black screw inside where the lazer light is. This will allow you to handle the bottom back side and see underneath where the screen is you will find the switch. I rigged up a pin wire and did some small drilling. I was successful, but it wasn't easy. Most times I just fail and toss. I thing my son just open the disc door too much and that's how the piece was broken.
In the lid should be a mgnetic plate that holds the disc to the motor spindle (much like slight pressure would). Inspect it to make sure it's free moving and seating all the way when the lid is closed. I had one unit where the spindle on the motor shaft had slid down slightly causing the magnetic plate to not seat down all the way. Also, if the magnetic plate is removable, try placing it on the disc with the lid open and bypassed and see what happens.
Not sure it's a solution, per se, but I discovered that my Matsui was acting as if I was opening and closing it, so I guessed that it was the lid. Once I put a paperweight on the "Press to Open" part of the lid, the DVD played through. I'm looking how to fix the lid but that's a workaround for now. Best of Luck - M