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No picture on LCD

The LCD on my Mintek 1710 portable player no longer shows a picture. The sound works, and the picture shows on the TV when it's plugged in to the AV ports. If I look closely at the dark screen, I can see the Mintek logo come up when the unit powers on, but there's no light to make it, or the movie itself, visible. The only suggestion in the owner's manual is that there may be condensation on the lens, and to leave the unit on for a couple of hours to evaporate the moisture. I've watched several movies through the TV since this problem started, so heating the mechanism isn't the solution. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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  • jimmydisco45 Jun 03, 2008

    no picture on the screen. can hear it, but can't see it.



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The LCD backlight has died. If it is still under warranty you may want to contact Mintek and see what they can offer you.

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CPSC, Mintek Digital Inc. Announce Recall of Portable DVD Player Batteries WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
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Hazard: The battery can overheat and explode while recharging, posing a burn and fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Mintek has received 10 reports of incidents, including nine cases of the battery pack overheating and/or catching fire and one report of the battery pack overheating and bursting.
Description: The recall involves battery packs used with the Mintek portable DVD players with a 7” (diagonal) screen and model number DVD-1710. “Mintek DVD-1710” is printed on the top and bottom of the unit. The DVD player is silver and grey colored and the battery pack is silver with a nameplate on the bottom that is marked RB-LiP01 or RB-LiP02.
Sold At: Electronic and department stores nationwide, including Best Buy, from September 2002 through January 2005 for between $200 and $300.
Manufactured in: China
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Consumer Contact: Contact Mintek Digital toll-free at (866) 709-9500 anytime or visit the company’s Web site at Consumers also can contact the company by mail at Mintek Digital Inc, 4915 E. Hunter Ave., Anaheim, CA 92807

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