My mom bought my children (from Home Shopping or QVC) the Mintek 1050 DVD player. My children probably messed with something because it won't play a dvd. I put one in, it says loading, makes a funny noise (like a light scrapping sound), spins for a minute, than says no disc. Help!! Thanks.
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Re: Mintek 1050 dvd player
Sounds like something may be stuck inside the unit. If there is no warranty left, UNPLUG the device from the mains, undo the 2 or 4 screws on the sides of the unit, lift off the lid and just look to see if there is a foreign object inside or a DVD,(if at some point one of the kids put 2 Discs in and closed it, one of them could have got pushed over the top of the drive and got jammed), remove it and put the lid back on. Just make sure you don't touch or fiddle with any thing inside as not to damage it further. Another possibility is that something is stuck to laser lens which you will only be able to see if you take the lid off. DANGER WARNING do not take the lid off in the same room as the kids, or they WILL do it themselves, when you are not about.
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Its not the power pack. The problem is with the dvd player which is also where the cable inputs converts through to the tv. if you are lucky enough to find a new internal dvd unit then you are in luck but I have'nt been able to. Your problem is an old isuues at least 2 years old...Sorry no Mintek tech support available.
With the power turned off, open the DVD Player, and then open the top where you load the DVD into the player. Locate the laser lens and notice that the laser is attached to a transport assembly that moves the laser diagonally outward in a slot. 1. Slide this assembly outward to the end of its track. 2. Slide the assembly back inward to the closest inward position. 3. Repeat the process of sliding the assembly outward and then back inward.4. Put in a music CD and let it play all the way through. This helps to calibrate the laser head assembly movement. When the music CD is finished playing. 5. Put in a DVD, and you should have a working unit again This is a factory solution from Mintek that was given to a customer who ask for help with the forever loading disc problems. This solution may work on other models of portable DVD players. Most portable DVD players use this type of transport mechanism. Try this solution it might work for you.
I might have what you want. The mintek dvd 2580 password " screen " looks like it wants four numbers, it wants five numbers.
And they are 88888 as set by the manufacturer. If you ever need the code for the remote control it should be 0717. I hope this helps.
I am having a problem with my DTV-373 also. I called QVC customer service and they gave me a number to call for service. My unit is under warranty also. When you call this number one of the promts is "Press 1 if you bought your product from QVC". The person will take your name and address. They will send a repair kit to your house. When you receive the kit you call the number back and they will send a service person to your house to fix it. Mintek has gone bankrupt but this service was hired to fix problems and cover warranty. QVC has done a great job with this. I am sorry I do not have the number in front of me at the moment.
You are having a all to common problem with this unit. The TV will need to be seviced. If you bought it from QVC they will give you a number to call if it is still in warranty. If not call the place where you bought it for help. At the present time Mintek has gone bankrupt. Another service company is making the warranty repairs.