Question about Cyberhome DVR 1600 DVD Recorder
Had it for just over 1 year, loved it, loved it, loved it! Moved, it got moody and wouldn't always respond to the buttons on the front of the player or the remote control. Now it won't even turn on. If it is plugged in, there is a constant, high-pitched noise being emitted, and the clock is not lit up. If you repeatedly press and hold the power button, you may get a dim view if the display for a second, then it's gone again. Drawer won't open, but I guess that's because the unit won't power on. Help! I miss it!
The 'high pitched squeal' does not come from a capacitor but from one of the coils/transformers in the power supply being fed a wrong frequency input signal. It might be a shorted capacitor that's the cullprit but more likely something else is wrong. Do not keep on pressing the power button hoping it might one day come to life this will in the end create more problems.
xMadx, Please read up on electronics a bit more before you post. :)
Posted on Jan 12, 2008
The high pitched squeal you refer to comes from a faulty component called a capacitor ... these store power in a circuit to compensate for AC or alternating current, thus allowing an appliance to operate continuously.
The component itself is relatively inexpensive, and would take around 20-40 minutes to isolate and replace, hence it would be relatively cheap to fix.
Having a repairman take a look and explaining the noise as above, would help narrow down the complaint.
The display is faint because of the lack of constant power getting to the display.
Posted on Jan 12, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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