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DVD player won't turn on

Received my Samsung HD960 in the mail yesterday. Enjoyed it last night, but this morning, no power, won't turn on. I'd otherwise just return it to Circuit City, but there is a rental disc in there and wondering if there is solution to get power back.

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SOURCE: DVD player says "no disc"

replace the player because laser lens is probably burnt out.
you can get a new player for 30 bucks at target or walmart

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

SOURCE: samsung dvd combo player.

sell me your unit!

Posted on Jan 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Samsung DVD-VR357 Won't play ANY DVD's

I took mine back today. I give

Posted on Mar 14, 2008

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SOURCE: Samsung DVD/VCR Recorder

Unit dead.
Local repair shop said it's un-econimical to repair.
Admitted they had no service manual.
Said they could 'have a look' but likely repair cost would be over $300. Charged me $50 for quote. Useless Gits.

My opinion & findings.
Power supply sensative to spikes.
I Suggest a power filter in-line with unit.

Disconnected all sub-boards from main.
Hiccuping PSU (5v wobbles between 2&3V).
Replace switchmode IC & feedback IC. No change.
Eventualy identified short-cct diode as listed below.

0402-001194 Diode is a Gen-purpose 200V 2A diode. I used a 1n4007 (1A), so I expect to have to replace it in future. It's "D1S35" located very close to right rear corner of main board, part of 15V and 12V rails. Next time I'll use a 'faster', higher rated diode.
I also had no clock progression. Time could be set but would not advance. Been like that for ages - I thought it was a user clock-setting error. Identified Dead 32.768 khz crystal (XT601).

Hired manual $10 +postage
Non-faulty parts + postage $40
1 diode $1

Satisfaction, plenty.

Posted on May 06, 2008

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SOURCE: I have a Samsung BD-P1000

BD-P1000 Update Solution
The solution that worked for me: I went to and downloaded the Samsung BD-P1000 player's firmware update to my desktop. When opened, I was directed to"burn" a DVD on my computer. I then inserted the new DVD in my Blu-Ray player. The player automatically checked and confirmed player model number and registration and uploaded information from the DVD and the update was complete. The BD-P1000 then flawlessly played the rented Blu-Ray disc of "The Scorpion King".
Thank You Samsung!

Posted on Nov 27, 2008

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SOURCE: DVD playback distorted in Samsung BD-P1600 Blu-ray Player

I called Samsung with the same issue. After verifying the latest firmware was installed, they suggested I send the unit in for service. I expect it back sometime this week, and DVD playback will be the first thing I test.

Posted on Apr 14, 2010

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I turned the DVD player off last night and this morning it will not turn on. Any thoughts, suggestions? I do have a DVD in the player that I need to get out somehow....

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the power supply of your dvd is not working this is controlled by a few diodes and a regulator the power cord is attached on to the power supply.if you do not have the experience to repair electronics set have a tech look on your dvd.good luck

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