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I can't plug in the power cord or the car charger. it seems like the hole the cord goes into has shifted or something. therefore i can't charge the player and use it.

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  • Monica Hughes Nov 04, 2008

    Santastinker, how much does this cost to repair? Is it worth fixing or is it more cost effective to buy a new portable DVD player on sale. We really like this DVD player, this Mintek is the best one we have had yet!

  • Monica Hughes Nov 04, 2008

    Santastinker - Next question, where is your shop? And how long does this repair take? I was hoping to have it fixed by Thanksgiving travel plans. I live in Raleigh, NC.


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I think this is a common problem. The internal jack is broken, either itself or broken on the circuit board. These jacks are weak and easily abused. It needs to be replaced by a technician. What I do in my shop, is to hard-wire an external in-line jack to the C.B.A. so that can never happen again.

Posted on Oct 31, 2008

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    Alan Keen Nov 04, 2008

    msmon24, This is the most common question I ever get asked. The answer is going to be different at every shop you go to.
    At my shop, for this kind of problem, I charge about $30 + parts(at cost). I also detail clean the laser pick-up assembly. The problem with buying a new unit, is you'll still have a unit with the same weakness. It is because the jacks (headphone and power) takes the most abuse. You must remember that most units today are built by robots, and robots don't care much about quality control.

  • Alan Keen
    Alan Keen Nov 05, 2008

    Alan's VCR Clinic
    Vintage Custom Restorations
    30589 U.S Highway 2
    Libby, MT 59923-3113

    I should be able to send it back the day after I receive the unit.
    If you want me to fix it, you'll need to send $40 plus return postage.
    Please pack well, and don't forget to send your power cord and car "charger".

    As an added note, I am new to this site (as I just found it) but I worked for
    Panasonic for 12 years and have been in my own shop for another 12 years.
    Thank You, Alan Keen, owner


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