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DMR E55 won't read RAM Discs

I have replaced faulty Voltage Regulator, unit was turning off after about two minutes. Unit will now play CD's and DVD's but it will not read RAM Discs. Display reads "No Read" and then displays "1".

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Re: DMR E55 won't read RAM Discs

Clean the laser lens do no use a lens cleaner disc you need to dismantle the drive unit and clean lens with cotton bud and a isoproplyn solution also clean the disc turnble and clamp if possible get it done by somebody who knows what they are doing

Posted on Apr 20, 2007

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Re: DMR E55 won't read RAM Discs

While you was replacing the voltage regulator you damage part of the microchip computer replace it.there after your worries will be over

Posted on Mar 26, 2007

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Nearly all the problems on ths DMR E55 are due to a faulty power board. The greatest load on the power supply is when the unit first reads discs and also when finalizing. Sometimes the unit cannot read discs and sometimes it continuously self checks.

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The heat is caused by IC001 which is a regulator that is mounted on a completely inadequate heatsink on the power board. This component gets very hot during normal operation.

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