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Power turns off at start

At first the power would come on and the DVD would spin and be identified as akai on the TV. Then it stopped. After a couple of retries I smelled amonia (odd - I thought). Then it would power up and down more quickly. Now it turns itself off within a few seconds and never gets to the load DVD step. Smell no longer evident. I unhooked the system and tried the player by itself - same results. Seems like a power supply problem to me but I'm not Tech.

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Re: Power turns off at start

Well maybe you should learn as thats a great call on that one!!! sounds like something over heated and burned up now your missing a voltage ro somewhere you could call and get a print if you feel brave but I myself would leave this one for a pro.

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