Motorhome Magazine Open Roads Forum: Class A Motorhomes: Memorex DVD player won't open
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Class A Motorhomes

Open Roads Forum  >  Class A Motorhomes  >  All

 > Memorex DVD player won't open

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Prev
Sponsored By:
GordonThree

Northern Michigan

Senior Member

Joined: 05/19/2013

View Profile


Online
Posted: 01/13/18 11:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Have to open it up and see what's what. Many times there's a motor driving a belt to a larger pulley that opens the tray. Otherwise it's a tiny motor with a worm gear on it, under the tray somewhere.

Lucky would be belt drive and you can replace the belt with a loose rubber band. Unlucky would be the worm gear is stripped out.


2013 KZ Sportsmen Classic 200, 20 ft TT
2017 Ram 2500 4x4, 6.4 HEMI, 4.10 / Auto

DrewE

Vermont

Senior Member

Joined: 08/23/2014

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 01/13/18 12:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Similar units are available but usually come as a packaged set with various surround speakers as well as a sort of home theater in a box.

It might be more advantageous (but also more expensive) to get a separate DVD or Blu-ray player and surround receiver. The overall quality of the amplifier/receiver part would likely be a step up, and you could easily hook up other sources.





BrentB

Texas

New Member

Joined: 10/01/2014

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 01/14/18 12:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ginagary wrote:

What about all the connections in the back? There are old style speaker connections.
I don't know how to attach a picture of it.


Is this what it looks like?
photo

If you buy a new one with RCA jacks, you could use adapters like this: adapter

DrewE

Vermont

Senior Member

Joined: 08/23/2014

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 01/14/18 01:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BrentB wrote:

ginagary wrote:

What about all the connections in the back? There are old style speaker connections.
I don't know how to attach a picture of it.


Is this what it looks like?
photo

If you buy a new one with RCA jacks, you could use adapters like this: adapter


You could use an adapter like that if the new unit has amplifiers built in. Often a DVD player with RCA outs for audio would not have power amplifiers, but would instead be outputting a line level signal for an external amplifier. That would not work properly with speakers even with a physical connector adapter; it just isn't able to drive the low-impedance speaker.

shastagary

minnesota

Senior Member

Joined: 07/16/2007

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 01/14/18 03:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

most of the rv dvd surround units have wiring diagram labels right on the unit itself. you can transfer the wiring to the new units wiring plug one wire at a time comparing wiring labels its really not that hard. take your time. i do not like any of the junk rv dvd units they provide. i would much rather install a quality car dvd head unit even if a face plate has to be made to adapt it to the old hole.

BrentB

Texas

New Member

Joined: 10/01/2014

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 01/14/18 04:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm in the same boat as the OP. Radio/DVD player and speakers are ten years old. Everything works great except the player won't open. If we have to replace the player, how can we tell if the new unit is compatible with the speakers?

BrentB

Texas

New Member

Joined: 10/01/2014

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 01/14/18 04:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

shastagary wrote:

most of the rv dvd surround units have wiring diagram labels right on the unit itself. you can transfer the wiring to the new units wiring plug one wire at a time comparing wiring labels its really not that hard. take your time. i do not like any of the junk rv dvd units they provide. i would much rather install a quality car dvd head unit even if a face plate has to be made to adapt it to the old hole.


The car dvd units don't have 5.1 surround do they?

shastagary

minnesota

Senior Member

Joined: 07/16/2007

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 01/14/18 06:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Quote:


The car dvd units don't have 5.1 surround do they?
the dvd unit he has(the op)does not have 5.1 surround either just 4 speakers. some car dvd units do have 5.1 surround built in but they are the expensive ones. others had a add on option for 5.1 surround in a auxiliary decoder add on. they seem to be getting away from real surround units now though. but my 17 year old pioneer with real dolby digital and dts 5.1 is still going strong in my camper van.

ginagary

New York

Full Member

Joined: 01/16/2010

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 03/31/18 12:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We ended up buying an inexpensive DVD player with RCA connections and plugged it into the back of the Memorex. The Memorex functions as the receiver and the new DVD player sits beside it.
Thanks for all the suggestions

Brian in Michigan

S.E. Mi.

Senior Member

Joined: 03/13/2003

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 03/31/18 01:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A little late to the party, First I would put my ear to the unit to see if you can hear the motor running when you hit the eject button. If so the belt that drives the carriage is broke or stretched. that is usually the problem.


1990 GEORGIE BOY 28' 454 4BBL, TURBO 400 TRANS, Thorley Headers B&M trans cooler. Flowmaster mufflers recurved distributor Still Keepin on Truckin((((Was 7.5mpg Now 8.75mpg ))))

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Prev

Open Roads Forum  >  Class A Motorhomes  >  All

 > Memorex DVD player won't open
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Class A Motorhomes


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2018 CWI, Inc. © 2018 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS