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Memorex dvd player model # mvd2042

Player will not read any disc, will spin for a few seconds and then just stop spinning and will read no disc. please help!

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  • Anonymous May 26, 2008

    put dvd in player (memorex) and it reads no disc

  • Anonymous Jun 02, 2008

    reading no disc



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Try turning it upside down after you insert the disk. That worked for me!

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The same thing happened with our Memorex dvd model MVD1102 - we bought two for our children. Took them back to Target and they exchanged them for 2 new ones. Both of them are having the exact same problem as the other two! Would not reccommend memorex to anyone!

Posted on Jun 25, 2008


I'm having an identical problem with my very new "Memorex DVD". After trouble shooting everything suggested in the manual, I'm on my way to buy another "new" dvd player. Definately will not be Memorex.

Posted on Feb 10, 2008

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