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Disk loads sporadically or stops playing

Kids left the machine in "menu" mode for a couple of days. Disc would not load. So...
There are three screws I see when you take the bottom cover off. Two are on the ribbon cable where it enters the laser carriage. The third is on the carriage and has a dot of green paint to show if it has been tampered with. OF Course I tried to adjust this screw, and it helped a bit, but is still sporadic. What do those screws adjust, and which should I concentrate on? Thanks experts! Lou Houck

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