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Error with DAV-S500

I went to play a DVD in my system and suddenly the screen went blank and the system itself started showing C-81 and now I cannot get the DVD out or the slide tray to open. Any ideas on how to fix this problem???

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Re: Error with DAV-S500

Sony DAV-S500 error c-81: On the rear side of the DVD board connected to the DVDv drive is a power transistor Q002 that is shorted BASIS-EMITTER. The device is an Toshiba 2SA1213Y (PNP transistor 1$) Replace and your DVD works! good luck :) Foxi from Budapest, Hungary, Europe

Posted on Aug 20, 2007

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