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Power Supply Burnout

My power supply has burned out on my Pioneer DVR-225. I've taken off the cover to look at the power supply board. It looks like one of the capacitors popped. The fuse is still in tact. I'm trying to find a schematic for the power supply (VWR 1378) so that I can purchase the correct part? Is there any way that I can verify that it is the capacitor that failed? I can't smell anything on it...but it is bulged on the top and there is a slight brown spot on the top as well (near the seam)

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  • Norm Dec 29, 2007

    My symptoms are exactly the same only threre are more than one capacitor bulged.

  • Ponti1 Feb 23, 2008

    I have the same problem as of two days ago. Looks like the capacitor is marked C23 on the board...

  • cynth48 Feb 26, 2009

    My Pioneer DVR-225 worked great one day, zero the next. No power. No nothing. I'm NOT a techy; just a helpless old lady with a broken DVR. Are these things worth fixing or just part of todays disposables?

  • jjs_cat Feb 28, 2009

    Brought mine to a large local electronics repair facility, listed on Pioneers website. Reasonable deposit fee, but outrageous labor rate.I have lots of Unfinalized disks. Do I just chuck em' all?  



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Apparently there was a problem with some of the capacitors in these models. Your capacitor definitely is popped.

I had the same problem. The fuse was okay, but two capacitors were blown. One was at location C23 and I think the other at C17. I took it to a local electronics shop and they replaced and soldered the new capacitors on for me. It only cost $16.22. They were a 3300 µF and a 1000 µF.

Check out this information on this site as well.

Posted on Nov 11, 2008

  • Handy56 Oct 26, 2010

    Exactly correct. Bulging top caps at locations C19 a 1000uF and C23 a 3300uF.


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I also had the same problem. I am no electrician, so i took mine into Best Buy where i had extended service on it. The power supply is on "back order" and wont be here for 3 months. Basically, they're telling me, they cant or wont fix it. I'll be getting a new recorder, but I've been happy with this one.

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