I had the same problem...only in addition to everything else, the door wouldn't open so I could retrieve the DVD that was in there. I unplugged it, plugged it back in & it still wouldn't give my DVD back. So, not only do I not have use of the thing, the only way I can figure out to get my DVD back is to take a screwdriver to it (or a slug hammer!!)
Same problem here. Have also tried the unplug thing and even left it off for several days before trying to get it up again. No luck :( . Anyway, was told that the power board needs to be replaced and for the cost of that, it would be better just to get another new one. Bet my next one won't be an RCA.
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There are quite a wide range of DVD disk types, and also recording methods. If the disk or recording method you use on your machine is not compatible with the characteristics of a second machine then the second machine will not play the DVD recorded on your machine.
To help a bit - I hope - I found a manual for your machine here: http://data.manualslib.com/pdf2/37/3613/361228-rca/drc8320n.pdf?9a9bb40af2f1e0c8aa8fbae3a0c6dad0
which can be downloaded to your computer, opened and read using Acrobat Reader, and be available for future reference.
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I see RCA no longer has any manuals for that unit. But, is this the exact model number? I mean like I have an RCA DRC8335 VCR/DVD recorder, so I am wondering if it is similar? If so I could work out something for you. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you think I can help with my manual.
Seems to have no power, no lights on front lit, if listened to closely one may hear a "click click click" sound.
Solution: Replace C232 on power supply board.
Additional technical info:
In this design, the switching power supply feedback is from the 5 volt standby rail only, which is odd. The problem is caused when C232, the first filter capacitor in this rail and the sampling point for the feedback circuit, opens. The clicking sound is transformer rattle as the power supply restarts repeatedly.
1. Make sure the AC outlet is good. 2. Make sure there is no damage to the AC line cord.
3. Look to see if there is a fuse at the rear of the unit. It's usually located inside a black circular housing with a screw off cap that says "fuse".
If not, unplug the unit and remove the outside cover. Look for a blown fuse on the motherboard or power supply. Replace it with the EXACT value of the original fuse. You can purchase a new fuse at Radio Shack or hardware store or auto parts store. Try powering up the unit again and see if it works now or whether the fuse blows again. If it blows again, the power supply may have been damaged.
Please let me know if I can be of further assistance to you.
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RCA MODEL DRC832ON..NEED REFERENCE # FROM SUPPORT TECH 1-866-775-0976 TO REPLACE PROCUCT..RAC SOLD TO AUDIO BOX..SEND DRC8320N TO: VENTURER ELECTRONICS, 203 EGGERT RD, BUFFALO, NY, 14215..WHEN YOU RECEIVE REF #..NEDD TO HAVE RECEIPT FOR PRODUCT LESS THAN 1 YR FOR WARRANTY TO BE EFFECTIVE