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Stuck in Standby

This may be a dup email... I just registered... I have a Memorex DVD -MVD2042- that is stuck in standby mode... How do I get it the work again? I get no response from any buttons nor unplugging it... Thx.. Jo Jo

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  • chauncy32 Aug 01, 2008

    My DVD player(MVD2042) is stuck in stand by mode and will not respond even after i unplugged it for days and pressed every button on the remote

  • whoody Sep 27, 2008

    when I plugg it in the standby light comes on but nothing on display and when i push power ,or any other button ether on the remote or player there is no response.

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2009

    memorex dvd player stuck in standby mode

  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2009

    won't turn on

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    My player is stuck in standby also. I was able to get the screen to say Hello but no further than that.



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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.

Posted on May 15, 2008


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