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Toshiba SD 5700 DVD

Infrequently the unit freezes during play; normally after a period of use 1/2 way thru a movie. Several times it has not even started a new DVD ( brand new out of box ) it will not read and start up in normal manner; other times it just freezes for several seconds and tries to start with intermitent on / off condition. Unit is aprox 7 years old.

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Hi RC hobby,

Sounds like you have a faulty power supply or logic board. The later is most likely. Once the unit get warmed up the component tolerance become critical to it's performance. If an ageing component is starting to fail then then normally happens once it fairly warm. The reverse can be true, it just depends on what type of part is failing.

I'd check the it's internal power supply for signs of faulty capacitors. However, you do so at your own risk. See this website for details on identifying bad capacitors. Please read the safety warning on the back of the unit before opening. Ensure the unit is unplugged from your mains supply.

Please don't forget to to leave feedback.

Hope this helps,

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Posted on Jan 06, 2008


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