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Dead player revived with cheap part

Hi all, Got this DVD player from the Goodwill for $3, but it would not power on. Opened it up and saw that a 1000mf cap in the power supply section had leaked (black tar-ish looking liquid around its base), so I desoldered it and replaced with an equivalent cap I had hanging around the parts bin (watching the polarity), and voila, it worked. Cheap fix for a junky player, but at least if the kids trash it it won't be a big deal. GENE

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Re: Dead player revived with cheap part

Well Good for you Gene!! As the last post I answered for ya, Its not always a laser assy thats bad. And its a good Idea to stick to the low voltage repairs unless you know about the safty issues on what to and not to touch . Good Luck

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