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Loses power after timer recording

After my Pioneer records on timer recorder it turns itself off (which it should do) but loses all power to it (which it shouldn't do). I then turn it off and after 30 mins or so it comes back on. The time for recovery is becoming increasingly longer. I have taken the player in to be repaired they have changed some parts. Whenever the Pioneer is in the workshop this problem does not happen. The repairman says he has spoken to Pioneer but has no clues. Can you please help? Cheers Saturn

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  • ATSE Jan 08, 2008

    I have similar problem and would like to seek help. Thanks.

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2008

    I have had the same problem and eventually I could not power the unit at all. Its presently in with Pioneer to be repaired so will see how it goes.



  • Ray Hayward Jun 24, 2008

    Nothing yet. Will check the caps in the p/supply as suggested and post result in a day or 2. Have all parts ex stock...just gotta warm the soldering iron up ;)

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Hi Saturn et al,
I had similar issues with my Pioneer DVR-520H. It completely went off for quite a while when it should be going to standby after a timer session. At the start it would come good after a few days. Eventually it went off altogether and nothing would bring it back.
With my father-in-law being an electronics person we investigated with the help of the service manual which I found on the net. The finger was duly pointed at the power IC (MR2920) on the power supply board (Pioneer will sell only the complete board). I ordered the IC from the UK (nikko-electronics.co.uk) GBP8.99 which was the only place I could find it online and soldered it in myself (easy, if you can solder).
All fixed and working again.
Hope this helps.

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I have similar problem with my Pioneer DVR-530H-S at the moment. Can you elaborate more on how to fix the problem?

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Hi saturn The tech missed a cap that is not filtering properly this should be in the power close to the regulator it is a 10mfd to 470mfd at 160 volts.good luck

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