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Power switches off for no apparent reason

The power switches itself off. This used to happen infrequently, but now it happens right after I turn it on

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  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2008

    I have the same problem, one night I put a dvd in the player and the power just switched off. Even the red ring went dead, no power to the unit at all. I unplugged it, plugged it back in and it seemed to be fine and have power, tried to load the dvd again and bang dead again?

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2008

    I have the same problem. Opened the cabinet and tried to find the cause. No indication found; could it be in the software?
    Does anyone know some work-around (bridging some part, maybe) to get the player working again?

  • hgroot Dec 21, 2008

    Same problem. After a reset (taking the power cord out) it seemed to be working. Next day: same problem. It played a (music) CD and when starting the next CD... just turned itself off for no apparent reason.

  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2008

    Unit powers off for no apparent reason.
    - Usually the symptoms are as listed below, but on rare occasions the unit will appear to be working fine and will simply power off while playing a DVD/CD disc.
    - Press power button, red (standby) turns green for a few seconds with "P-ON" displayed, then powers off.
    - Press tray open/close button, unit powers on (and stays on) and tray opens; press button again, the tray closes and the unit powers off (same result whether DVD/CD disc is loaded or not).
    - Press tray open/close button, unit powers on (and stays on) and tray opens; load DVD/CD disc and press play button, the tray closes and the unit powers off.



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Fixed it!!!

After I've spend quite some time wasting my time trying to find a solution on these pages, below an actual SOLUTION!!! (after a visit to one of my electronic "boff" buddies:

There's a 15V Zener Diode in the player (D1048 on the board) just next to the power supply (in the "COLD") area of the bottom circuit board.

Replace this with any 15V rated diode, and viola!!! Just keep the wattage right. If you don't know how to use a multimeter, tough.

Should cost you around R0.35 (South African)....too little in US Dollars to even mention (exchange rate's 1:8), so maybe 2c?

Problem is that this diode loses it's "filtering" capabilities after a while, not giving enough power through to the spinning motor.

"No Spin" = "no Disk read = "Power Down".

That's plain English enough I


Tobie Steyn.

PS: If you don't have a solution. please don't post "mine's buggered as well" - it's not helping anyone, *******.

Posted on Aug 28, 2009

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    bucsi_bal Jan 08, 2012


    Over a year ago you were post a solution to fix a power supply problem in a Denon DVD-1710 device! Are you sure to use a zener with 15V rating? Do you know something about the zener signed D1017? Could it be the same 15V type?

    Thanks a lot!


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I have this problem with my denon.

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