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Lost pink component of color

My TV set is OK in full color. But the DVD player, once after a long time not in use (beroreit , it has been always OK during1.5 year), started to loose pink component of color: the opening screen has the word PIONEER in pink on black backgound, but this time it appeared gray, and movie heroes looked like dead with yellow-grayish faces and bodies. I turned the player off, waited 15 to 20 min., then turned it back on; first 5 minutes, the pink component was present, then disappeared again into gray. Repeated attempt gave same result.

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  • speravy35 Sep 04, 2008

    You suggest that only after 18 months of VERY MODERATE usage (3-3.5 hours/day, and even not every day) of a new DVD player, the lens may be weared out?? I cannot believe it.



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The problem is not the lens, it reads the disc, the lens is OK. The problem you have resides in the video codec circuit, this is not anything you can fix yourself without some good knoledge of electronic troubleshooting and the proper test equipment. Even after a few months this can happen, it is a random part failure that is not common, but can happen. You just had some bad luck with this unit. You can take it in for repair, but it will cost you over $100 to get it fixed. If you paid less than $200 for it, you should just get a new one.

Sorry for the bad news, but it is the most likely problem with it. I fix these for a living, so I am not just guessing at the problem.

Good luck, and let me know if I can be of any more help for you.


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Your post is descriptive:

  • it is not a lens reader problem since the firmware display (Pioneer logo at startup) also looses color;
  • it initially seems to be heat related;
  • pls check if it has a switch for PAL/NTSC. try switching over repeatedly if it has one;
  • you may need to open the unit and check internal components. This of course would require a fair familiarity of electronic components/circuitry and safety procedures, use of a DVM and a soldering iron. It would be to your added advantage access to a service manual or at the very least a schematic diagram with voltage readings. Should you be uncomfortable performing a DIY (do-it-yourself), perhaps your best bet would then be to seek the services of a qualified professional.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

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The lens which is reading the disk is replace the lens of the cannot be repaired .and replacing is near to the cost of you think what is better for you,as i suggest go for the new device.

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