Question about LG Electronics LRM-519 Digital Media Recorder
Replace the capacitors located on the Secondary board they are C18 and C36 2200uf at 10v. You'll need a soldering iron and some solder and solder wick to remove to old solder. Purchase replacement capacitors, with the exact some specs as the original. Place to new ones in with the striped side of the capacitor facing the checkerd side printed on the board. Solder in place and snip of the excess wire from the capacitor on the back side of the PCB board. Put everything back together and it sould fire right up. This is a moderate fix, but some electronics knowledge is needed. Hopes this helps everybody.
Posted on Feb 12, 2009
Change c18 and c36 both are 2200uf at 10v - they are on the power supply and most of the time they are green
Posted on Jun 12, 2008
The c18 capacitor did the trick for me. It was located on the power supply board. Everything works fine now. Jerry
Posted on Feb 11, 2009
Wat little black button on the mother board?
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
I will agree with the capacitor bulging being the main cause and also the fix.
As I do repair computers and have dealt with the same issue in many of a unnamed four letter manufacturer, In those years of 2004 -2006 many capacitors were cheaply made and bought from oversees and 80% of all of these unnamed manufacturer's motherboards had to be replaced due to "bulging capacitor failure". This failure takes time to show up.
Posted on Oct 25, 2008
I partially did what nipper00 posted by on Jun 12, 2008 by replacing c18 (2200uf at 10v). The red blinking LED now stayes solid and the system boots up completely. Will be stopping by Radioshack to get another one to replace c36.
Posted on Aug 31, 2008
Had the same thing happen to me as well. I unplugged power cord, removed cover, unplugged hard drive cables, and reassembled. Re-attached power cord and unit fire right up.
Posted on Jul 24, 2008
Same problem by power surge.
Many peole have same problem.
I believe this should be recall issue!
Posted on May 20, 2008
I have the same problem and will be taking it to a local service center tomorrow. I'll let everyone know what the problem was and how much it cost to repair. Ours is out of warranty so it will cost more but I should get it back faster. We shall see!
Posted on Apr 26, 2008
I'd like to know the answer to this one too. Mine has the exact same problem, also after a bad storm that caused the power to go out.
LG wouldn't give me a price quote at all... they said to just send it in and they would send an invoice. NOT!
Posted on Apr 24, 2008
Same problem, called LG and they said the hard drive died and no one will fix it but them. $69 fee just to look at it plus the cost of the parts. Not sure if it's worth it.
Posted on Apr 08, 2008
This is just wonderful. Mine has the same symptoms. We had a power surge last weekend, the DVR was hooked up to a Rayovac Surge protector. But I think someone left the DVR turned on during he outage, and it sufferd many on off events while power was being restored. I think it is probably a bad capacitor, but I'm no electrician.
Best Buy wants to send it to LG. Has anyone been this route? How much did they charge? I'm considering getting an HP with Microsoft program guide, and connecting it to my TV.
Posted on Mar 20, 2008
Sounds like a weak power supply
Posted on Dec 10, 2007
I had a "dead" lrm-519. Tried unplugging, restarting, etc. I took off the housing cover and pressed a little black button on the mother board. Fired right up and has been flawless since.
Posted on May 22, 2008
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