Won't play, says open even when the lid is closed.
My memorex MVDP1102 10" portable dvd player has said open since I got it a year ago. I would open and close the lid a couple of times and it would read and play. I had to be careful not to bump it or it would say open. Today I have been unable to play it. The screen says open and then goes blank. It will not read the disc or play. I tried switching the AV switch but no luck. What is the problem and where do I send it to be fixed? I just bought a new battery for $50 and don't want to scrap it.
Re: Won't play, says open even when the lid is closed.
Well , from your bumping experiences , I would say the latch/hook/switch that tells the player that its lid is closed is loose.Carefully close your lid and see the parts that touch and you will find the latch/hook/switch.Manually play with it (or tape it down!) for a quick fix.For a more permament fix you might have to open it and fashion (or buy) a new switch.
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There is a mechanical switch that is operated by the lid as it's closed. Sometimes, a DVD player such as yours can be made to work by pressing down on the lid but this is a sure indication that something is wrong with the switch. It isn't practical to hold the lid down for the entire time you're viewing a movie so repair or replacement is the only solution
no need to tighten the cap or whatever, that's the problem there is with the switch control, which must be touched when the lid closed. you just need to open the DVD case cover, then locate these switches, make sure the switch is still normal or not, if it is normal that you only need to give a little pad on the suppressor to the switch. suppressor usually exists on the DVD casing.
The switch that detects whether the door is open or not could be defective. You can locate the switch by the notch on the disk lid and where it inserts into the base. Try triggering the switch by pocking it with a paper clip while the lid is open. If it says that it is closed and the disc plays then the lid isn't closing securely. If it still says the lid is open after you can hear or feel the switch click then it may need to be replaced.
I had the same issue and could have kicked myself in the ***! Make sure the AV slide switch is in the out position or it will not play at all. As soon as you switch from IN to OUT it will work properly.
You can trick the player into thinking the cover is closed and still play DVD's.
Open the lid and notice the small button on the top right side.
Pressing the button will simulate the "lid down" so the disks will play.
You can even see the cool red laser when there is no disk.
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.
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