We had a series of power surges and one of them managed to knock out my DR-MH200SEK, I checked the internal fuse, which had blown, so I replaced it, but as soon as I turned it on, it blew again. Any ideas what would be causing this and if it is a problem that I can resolve without costing me an arm and a leg, or do I need to resign myself to the fact that I will just have to but a new one?
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Re: Power surge has killed my DR-MH200SEK
good day, if you already replaced the fuse and still keeps on blowing it again. you still have a short circuit somewhere within the power supply area or board.try to check if there are any other blown parts or slightly expanded shape part specially for capacitors near the power supply area .
2) If you do have multi tester and have some basic knowledge with component checking try to check the polyswitch protector, this is connected parralel to AC supply right after the fuse before going to voltage rectifier diode.
3) if it doesn't have a polyswitch protector check the polarity of your rectifier diode, maybe 1 of this 4bridged diode is shorted.
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Secure the audio/video connection cables that attach the source device you are trying to record from. Try this step if you do not see a picture when trying to record from a source device onto the Device. After unplugging the cable and checking for any damage, plug the cables back and attempt to record the content to see if this resolved the problem.
Secure the power cable that attaches the device to an electrical source if the unit will not power on or if it intermittently loses power. If you think a malfunctioning surge protector may be at fault, you can 'bypass' the surge protector by plugging the device into an electrical outlet. Replace any surge protectors that appear to be malfunctioning and have an electrician examine any outlets that appear to be "dead."
Insert the disc that you would like to record
Press the "Edit Menu" button on the remote control while playing the disc or while playback is stopped.
Use the up and down arrows to select "DVD-Video Finalizing" in the on-screen menu, then press "Enter."
Under "Menu Create" select "None," then under "After play final title" select "Stop." Select "Next" to move to the next screen.
Select "Writing" in the lower right of the screen.
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Hi... If it get get whacked with a surge , it may have crashed the power supply. There might be a small glass fuse on the power supply too. Have someone check that 1st. Otherwise it'll be cheaper to buy a new one
Apower surge can travel quicker than a surge protector can activate. And a replacement fuse may not fix your DVD. On one occasion I did replace a fuse in one of these after a power surge and the DVD/VCR did comeback to life. You may try...but the odds are against you and you will have to purchase a new one!
I'm sorry to hear about the bad news, I had something similar happen to me around a month ago.
Honestly there is not much you can do if it is damaged due to a power surge. Resetting it would be the normal procedure.
Surge protectors only protect equipment up to a certain amount of joules. Basically if the lightning is powerful enough it can damage electronics with that initial surge. You should replace your surge protectors every few years if it is 2-3 years old then it may not be as effective.
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Although power cord is permanently attached, connections inside machine have broken off (from personal experience)from moving or jiggling. Unplug machine then check and see. That is, unless you are getting an "ON" red or green light when your machine ON. A question, did you have a power outage? In case you had one,and power is restore, the voltage surge can fry almost any electrical components including computer, refrigerator, freezer etc. Solution? ...a good surge protector.
Make sure all power connectors, cords and plugs are inserted securely and that the outlets are in good working order
Be sure to select an audio source (CD, AM/FM, etc.)
For powered systems, unplug the power pack for a few seconds, and then reconnect it. This allows the unit to reset itself after a power surge or power interruption.