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No power to DVD combo player. VCR OK.

I have a Go Video dual deck (DV1140). DVD and VCR. Apparently there's no power to the DVD. VCR works fine. Switched power supplies with a known working one. No difference. Removed non-working DVD deck and installed it in a known working DV1140 chassis. DVD powered up! So, problem must be in the original chassis circuit board. Any suggestions? What to look for? Where to start? I have a pretty good knowledge of electronics, but please take it slow. I'd appreciate it........tronicsman

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Re: No power to DVD combo player. VCR OK.

The power circuit for the DVD and the vcr are separate look for a open diode and transistor in the circuit that supply the DVD.GOOD LUCK.

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