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Mintek 1070 I've owned this machine for a couple of years and unfortunately it has only worked about a dozen times. I phoned tech services before the warranty was up and tried their troubleshooting techniques which unfortunately were merely short lived fixes. The trouble is the machine won't read DVD's. It use to play CD's, but no longer does. I was told to allow the machine to play a CD to reset the laser so the DVD would play but that was only a temporary fix. The DVD/CD sounds like it's reading but then slows down and tried to read the media....nothing plays. Is there anything i can do with my paperweight?

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  • comandr4 Nov 04, 2007

    My MDP-1070 has always played fine. Now it does not recognize DVDs anymore. It simply gives the message "NO DISC".

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2008

    i get a no disk and tryd the recal still dos not work

  • Robert46 Jan 25, 2008

    Our Mintek 1070 does not recognize dvd's anymore. It constantly says it is loading.

  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2008

    I am not able to play DVD's. I've had the unit for 2.5 years and it only worked several times. The unit is like new. The disk spins and makes a little noise and the screen lights up but the DVD does not play. Jerry

  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2008

    I've had the unit for several years and it has only played DVD's several times. Screen lights up and disk turns but does not engage. Jerry

  • Anonymous Jun 26, 2008

    We bought this product in 11/05, it worked great until about a year ago. I have tried to "reset" the laser on numerous occasions, but it only worked the first couple of times; it just doesn't read any dvd's that we put in the unit. Unfortunately we now have a product we paid good money for & can't use. Any other suggestions than the one posted below about "resetting" the laser?



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With the power turned off, open the lid and then open the hatch where you put the DVD into. Locate the laser lens and notice that the laser lens is attached to an assembly that moves diagonally outward in a slot. First, slide this assembly outward. Second, slide it back inward. Now repeat, slide out then back in. Next, put in a music CD and let it play all the way through. (This re-calibrates the laser head assembly movement.) When the music CD is done playing, put in a DVD, you'll have a working unit again. I had to do it twice...

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