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Panasonic nv-sv120 power shut down

Noticed my panasonic video (nv-sv120) player was showing all its display characters on the units small screen one day. I attempted to put in a video but it would not take it in. Then it suddenly shut down all power and it has not worked since. Could this just be a power pack failiure in the unit and where could i source a new one if so. Please also note that the top of the video player is completely covered with other electrical devices (stereo, speaker! and digi box) which i wonder wether cased the unit to fail. Plug fuse is ok.

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  • nickgrimshaw Feb 12, 2008

    I had the same problem with a NV-SV120 Video recorder that was 13 months old and had only ever been used about half a dozen times (probably about 20 hours of recording in total) Panasonic did not want to know because it was out of its gaurantee so feel a bit cheesed off about them. I had similar prolems with a DMR E55 purchased from them as well. Looks like this one is on it's way to the scrap heap. Your fix for the DMR E55 worked perfectly - thanks.

    Checked the fuse and this was sound and power appears to be circulating around the board. However, to the R/H front side of the board (near the eject button there was discolouration as if the board was getting hot.

  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2008

    Had the same fault on a NV-SV120, replaced the blown capacitor (12V 1000uF) and hey ho perfect again, excellent picture on this machine. Very good for playing those cheap videos all the charity shops are selling.

  • soomg Mar 16, 2008

    I have the same problem but I can't find any 1000 uF capacitor. I have 2x680 uF instead that look strange. But I can't figure out how to access the PCB for capacitor replacement.



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Regarding panasonic nv-sv120 power shut down: I replaced C1250 (680 uF/25V) and C1260 (1200 uF/10V) and after that is was working perfaect again.

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C45 on the psu SECTION I AGREE

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I'v had exactly the same problem with my NV-SV120. After replacing C1250 and C1260 (1000µF-16v-105°) ... It worked again perfectly.

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Absolute rubbish. Much more likely to be c45 on the power supply board

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There cannot be any reason pin pointed for a Electronics Equipment failure. But from your brief description, it seems that there has been an Electrical surge, which has probably blown the Fuse in the Power supply of the VCR. The various extra equipments placed on the machine are not in any way responsible. But, it is not adviseable to place these additional equipment on top of the machine. Remove them ASAP!

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