Question about Philips DVP642 DVD Player
Power button is flashing. Won't open or respond to any commands by remote or directly. Unplugged machine. No change. power light is flashing, cannot open or operate the player in anyway The power button is flashing, but the DVD player will not turn or or open.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Philips HDRW720/17 won't turn on
For all you guys that own these frustrating DVD writers I have good news. I too had the same problem with the writer dying and was able to fix it. I can't be sure if your writers have the same exact problem as mine but I would agree with Stewo69 that it is your burner drive that's the problem. I have the HDRW 720/17 with the IDE writer. I was a pain in the *** to use, buggy, the timer hardly worked, and took forever to figure it out. But, it did produce really nice DVDs. And, I got about 600 disks out of it. So, I thought it was worth fixing.
What I did was buy a used DVD+R writer drive pulled the old one and popped the new one in. I did have the try different configurations with the drive jumper. I found it worked on the slave setting. I first bought the HP dvd200i and it worked. But, it has trouble playing some newer disks. I just ordered the dvd300i. We’ll see it that works better…and I bet it will. The key is that you have to have a DVD+R. Also, you may have to trim the front plastic panel on the unit (where the tray slides through) to get the tray to slide through. A Philips writer may work too (and possibly a LiteOn). I think Philips makes them all. I’m just leery of buying anything Philips again. Other DVD+R’s may work too but I can’t be sure of that.
If this sounds like a pain…it is a bit but I like conquering **** like this. I beat that crappy frustrating machine that makes great DVDs. If you don’t want to do it I may be interested in helping a few of you out, as I know how to do it now. Email me if you want to talk about it. You’d have to ship me your machine, a working replacement DVD+R writer, shipping back money and maybe little something for my time. My email is: email@example.com
Posted on Mar 25, 2008
Hold the "Enter" button and press number 1 on the keypad simultaneously
for more than 5 seconds. This takes you back to the "Settings" screen
with the "Settings" button, change the control back to DVD 3, and
reverse the setting in the remote by pressing "Enter" and the number 3
this time. Remember to hold them down for more than 5 seconds.
Hope this helps
Thanks for reading!
Posted on May 02, 2008
This origional post has been up since June 2006. The answer(s) about the 1000mf capacitor are right on target and has helped people even up to today (Aug. 26, 2008). It worked for me and the following might help others.
First find the power supply board. It is the one with the power cord attached to one end (make sure you unplug all power first!). This power supply has about nine minature electrolytic capacitors in the output of the supply. There is a large electrolytic near the input (elecrtical cord). Disregard this one and go to the other end of the board. The 1000mf, 10volt component you are looking for is near the middle of the 9 or so capacitors on this end. It will probably be the largest in this group (because it has the highest electrolytic value of the group) and the board surface will have an I.D. number of C316 adjacent to it.
DO NOT ASSUME THAT THE CAPACITOR WILL HAVE ANY SIGN OF A BULDGE, DISCOLORATION, OR ANYTHING THAT WOULD IDENTIFY IT AS A FAILURE! In my case the replacement solved the problem but there was absolutely no signs on, or around the capacitor. After replacing it, I checked the old capacitor with a (ANALOG) multimeter. The test showed leakage across the capacitor. In other words it was still working but had a high resistance path through the capacitor. This is exactly what I expected because when I checked the output voltage of the supply to the other 2 boards, voltage was present but was reading about 1/2 of what it was supposed to. The markings on the front (output) edge of the board indicate a -24 volts between ground (pin 4) and pin 3. Mine was reading approximately -12 to -13 volts.
I hope this will help others. As a matter of interest, this is an electrolytic capacitor and you should notice that the component taken out is marked negative ( - ) near one lead. Be certain to install the new one with the negative lead in the same manner! Also, any replacement you might find with a higher voltage rating should be at least 16 volts but a 200 or 1000 volt rating will work fine. Although, the higher the rating, the larger it will physically be. You probably would not be able to physically install anything over 50volt rating. The 35volt rating seems to be very available and a very good choice. With regard to microfarad (mf) value, 1000mf are very common but a 1200mf to 1500mf in a power supply circuit will work fine. Do not use anything less than 1000mf. Hope this helps others. This is going to contiue for this Phillips product until they all die.
Posted on Aug 26, 2008
SOURCE: command mode
I did the same thing and lost all remote control to the recorder. Try holding ENTER & 3 in unison for as long as it takes (30 secs or more ) to view change on TV screen. This should get u back to system menu where u can change back to dvd 3 (default ) If doesn't work get a one for all remote and enter code 0533 which will get u in to the recorder command lines. PS enter & 3 worked 4 me.
Posted on Nov 08, 2008
my dvd player did the same problem. and i solved this just with a screw driver:) if your dvd player s guaranty finished!! switch off the player and open the screws which r 2 on sides and 3 behind the dvd. open the cover and take off the two group of cables on the chipset which are on the mechanical part side! (mechanical side: dvd driver) than plug the cables again to their socket. its done! close all and go on ! i hope this will solve your problem as mine...
Posted on Feb 18, 2009
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