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Unit will not turn on.

Unit worked earlier in the day, went to take a DVD out and hit the power button only to hear a click followed by another click. No display came on at all, the red AC led is on indicating it's getting line in. I pulled the cover off and tried powering it up, clicking sound is coming from a relay on the board by the AC plug. What is most likely the problem, the relay or the power supply?

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Re: Unit will not turn on.

Take the cover off and check both fan connections. I did this and it turned out to be a loose connection causing the F61 error. Also, check to see if the fans move even just a bit when you turn the unit on. If only one moves then you may have a burnt fan, if neither move you have a major problem. If they both move continue checking connections, loose solders etc. If all else fails, but a new one.

Posted on Sep 05, 2007

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Re: Unit will not turn on.

I think we have the same problem only mine is flashes an F61 on the display then shuts itself off.

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DVD player suddenly stopped working

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DVD drawer stuck out

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Dvd player won't open

I had the same problem for my panasonic dvd player (ht540). Neither of the above solutions worked so I found this one on the panasonic website:

1. turn off unit by holding down the POWER button for 10 seconds.

2. unplug the power cord and wait for one minute.

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the system i had, had exactly the same problem, happened years ago but only got around to it now.

The case is quite fiddly and there are also potentially dangerous voltages inside so i would only do this if you are trained, and even then you do so at your own risk.

I have fixed the problem but i am not 100% on what the actual problem was. firstly i opened the system up and seeing as the problem was the stuck trays i went straight for the dvd mech (part 1) however that may not be necessary and the problem may have just been the front switches not reading properly (part 2).

**make sure the unit is unplugged**

-take sides off
-loosen front panel from base of system
-i removed the white plastic top of the dvd unit allowing you access to the screws holding the metal panel on to the dvd unit, removed the metal unit.
-there are two ribbons connecting the dvd unit to the main unit, the smaller one controls the motor drives.
-i plugged in the unit to test the motors, to do this i ground each pin coresponding to a motor (they are labelled) located a the header at the end of the smaller ribbon. (This can be done from the other end of the cable located on the side of the unit, which is much more accessible but not labelled)
-forced dvd trays back to their starting position (makes lots of noises)
-on the side of is a sliding mech that selects which dvd tray i made sure that moved back and forth freely (quite stiff as you are working against the motor) you should hear the motor turning.
put everything back together.
-when switched on it would go through starting sequence but NOTHING else.

Part 2
-mech appeared to working but noticed front panel was not responding to button presses on the dvd area. the tape/dvd select and power button were OK though
-removed front cover and removed front panel circuit board, plugged back into system.
-without the front panel the buttons all worked and system all worked.
-replaced front bezel and system worked.

j uk

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