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It just stopped working

I own a memorex mvd2042, have had it about two years. Today I went to turn it on. The standby light comes on when you plug it in but nobody is home. None of the front panel lights come on and it doesn't respond to the remote or the buttons on the front. There is currently a dvd trapped inside. What do you think? Should I just by a new one or hope it decides to come back. Mel

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  • rdotson Dec 05, 2007

    I'm having the same problem.

  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2008

    Having same problem, piece of junk!

  • DVDplayer A Feb 09, 2008

    I also have the same problem with our DVD player the standby light came on now any of the power light won't work so wondering if there is a fix.

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2008

    I have the same problem and i changed the fuse but it didnt work.

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2008

    Yes, same problem. Open it up and unscrew the magnetic cover to get your disk out. Nine screws takes cover off. Two screws (one ea side) takes disk spinner off. THROW The thing away after that! Junk.

  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2008

    The dvd player is stuck in stand by

  • Charlei Mar 23, 2008

    .i've never had a problem with until yesterday. i just watched a new movie with it on my birthday two days ago. then i rented my daughter a movie yesterday and all of a sudden i can't get anything to work. it's not even mine does anyone know how to fix it? the standby light comes on so i know that power is getting to it. but i can't get anything else to work. not cool!

  • Anonymous Jul 27, 2008

    I was watching a movie and it stopped playing...the remote worked but said no disc...I changed the disc then it said no disc...and wouldn't respond either to the remote or using the front controls...unfortunately there is a disc from the library inside that needs to be returned tomorrow..HELP

  • cmckinnell Dec 20, 2008

    I had the exact thing happen to my Memorex DVD player (same model). One day it just wouldn't turn on, even though the red stand-by light was on. Thank you to J. Roebke for the information. I don't know anything about circuit boards or repair but the instructions that you posted worked - yea! I watched a couple of youtube soldering instructional videos, picked up a capacitor and inexpensive soldering kit at Radio Shack and I was in business. It was actually fun too.

    Thanks again,
    Christina


  • harene Dec 20, 2008

    unfortunately, same thing here...

  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2009

    i dont get any power to it even. no red standby light or anything.

  • buckboard Mar 20, 2009

    I also had this same problem with my Memorex MVD2042 DVD Player. It worked fine a couple of weeks ago, then I went to use it the other day and all I could get it to do is turn on the red Standby light. Like a few others I found the Mar 10, 2008 post by J. Roebke very helpful. As he described I found the top of theµF 1000, 16V capacitor on the power supply circuit board bulged up and it also seemed like it was warm compared to all of the other components. (The unit had been plugged in for about a half hour). As per his instructions I got the Radio Shack 1000µF, 35V capacitor (Part Number 272-1032) and soldered it in place of the µF 1000, 16V capacitor. One hint I would add for others new to this type of repair. There is a positive and a negative terminal on those capacitors. So make a note of which way the old capacitor is installed and put the replacement in the same way.

    The DVD player is working fine now. Again a big thank you to J. Roebke.

  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2009

    I also have the same problem. The standby light is on but the other lights on the panel does not power on. I will seek out the capacitator Roebeke recommended.



    Thanks

    L

  • Anonymous May 02, 2009

    Same problem, same capacitor. This site is great!

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All, I **w have a second one of these DVD players in my possession, and have found, again, a bad capacitor (C411) in the power supply section. Replacing this discrete component (it is a 1,000 µF, 16V electrolytic capacitor; replace the part with a 1,000 µF 25V (or higher voltage, keep the capacitance, the 1,000 µF, the same, that still fits onto the board) electrolytic capacitor part) has fixed my, will **t power on, suddenly **n-working DVD player, into a working one. Replacing this capacitor with a higher voltage part is probably a good idea: the 16 volt part seems to it a bit undersized, as the top of the can has bulged, a sure sign the maximum voltage of the capacitor has been exceeded for an extended period of time, boiling the electrolye inside and bulging the can.

Total cost was less of this repair was $1.59 and that was at Radio Shack (Part Number 272-1032) for a 1000µF, 35V (20%), Radial-lead electrolytic capacitor. And it fits in the same space as the one removed.

A **te of general use for troubleshooting these types of consumer electronics (read: CHEAP!), assume the least expensive parts went into them, and k**w that the most expensive parts are **t the IC's but the discrete components, and, usually, the most expensive of those compenents are the capacitors. Start there, and look for bulging, leaking and/or corroded parts. These parts should have very flat tops and strainght sides with ** discharge. Any deviation indicates a bad part. This can usually be confirmed with a multimeter continuity tester; they are usually shorted and do **t hold any charge.

Thanks,

J. Roebke.

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Red Light on front On but Dim,and No functions work.

I found the top of the µF 1000, 16V capacitor on the power supply circuit board bulged up and it also seemed like it was warm compared to all of the other components. (The unit had been plugged in for about a half hour). I got the Radio Shack 1000µF, 35V capacitor (Part Number 272-1032) and soldered it in place of the µF 1000, 16V capacitor. One hint I would add for others new to this type of repair. There is a positive and a negative terminal on those capacitors. So make a note of which way the old capacitor is installed and put the replacement in the same way.

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Thanks to J. Roebke! You "Fixed It!"

I also have the Memorex MVD2042 dvd player that just stopped working after a few years. Standby button was lit (red) but it would not power on. Tried pressing Standby button and unplugging power cord per manual, but still nothing.

Read J. Roebke's post. Glad I did!

I opened the case and found the 1000uf 16V capacitor on the power supply bulged on the top. Went to the "Shack", got a 1000uf 35V capacitor for under $2. A little soldering time later, and it works fine!

CAUTION - for those who don't know, all capacitors store electricity. So if you try this, be VERY careful. You could get shocked or worse. Or let someone a little more familar with electronics do it for you.

To remove a disk from the player, if you choose not to fix the player, open the case, look at the left side of the disk drawer and find a white gear. Gently turn it with a small screwdriver, back and forth until it begins to move. It should eventually unlock the drawer and allow the drawer to be pulled out so the disk can be removed.

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I had the same issue, opened up my unit and found the same cap, (C411) bulged out

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Thanks to the solution posted by JRoebke I was encouraged to try to troubleshoot my MVD2042 DVD player. Opening the thing I found the power supply was dead and 3 caps were abnormally warm. I replaced all 3 of them, but had trouble finding ones with such tiny footprints with the same values. The manufacturer obviously cut corners using caps with under-rated ripple current, no wonder they blow! The larger one was a 2200uF 10V, which I replaced with a 1000uF 25V. The smaller ones were both 470uF 25V which I replaced with the same value but larger case (Digi-key P10274-ND). Works great now.
Pauln

Posted on Sep 03, 2009

Mine blew out an inducter, L50, on the board in the center rear of the unit, rtght next to the white 5 - wire connector. I'm going to try to replace it if I can find a number on it - all the inductors (marked L**) seem to be plain black cylinders. I'll post if it works.

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If you cant get it to work will you be will to sell the remote let me know needs one bad cant play my mp3 on it anymore email me at [email protected]

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