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Memorex mvdr2102 dvd recorder reads the following upon plugging in "Hello...please wait...initial" then locks up and buttons/remote doesn't work. I have to unplug it to turn it off. Any ideas?

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  • purplerunner Jul 21, 2010

    This solution was very helpful. Thanks!



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Generally it has to do with faulty capacitors on the power supply board. Look for bulging tops and for ones oozing. (PLEASE NOTE: If you don't have electronics expertise, be aware that you want to leave the unit unplugged for 30 minutes to an hour to ensure that the capacitors discharge, they should take much less time than this, but I want you to stay safe when opening it up to check) You can buy new capacitors from an electronics store and if you don't have the skills to replace them, then someone with electronic skills should be able to. I would not have a shop do it because they will probably charge more than it is worth to just buy a new one which is another option to go with. If you can't figure out which capacitors are bad, replacing them all won't cost too much. There are only sites such as digikey that can sell you all that you need otherwise too.

Let me know how this works out for you.

Posted on Jul 21, 2010

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  • purplerunner Jul 21, 2010

    OK so I took off the cover and I'm not sure what I am looking for. there seems to be 3 sections - 1 for the power, one for the DVD and one for the audio video cords. This last one has (what looks like to be) a hard clear glue like substance - is this the oozing your talking about ? Is that where the capacitors would be located - inside where the video and audio cables plug in. If so how would you remove them?

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    Benjamin Patri Jul 21, 2010

    A hard clear glue like substance is probably not it, that is probably just glue holding something on. Capacitors will look like round cylinders. No offense, but I think you might be better off having someone with electronic expertise for a background checking it out. The board that you need to worry about is the one where the power cable comes in and is directly connected to. The oozing would be directly around the capacitors which will be about 1/4 inch diameter and 1/2 inchish tall.

  • purplerunner Jul 21, 2010

    OK thanks --I agree - I'll probably just buy a new one :(

  • Benjamin Patri
    Benjamin Patri Jul 21, 2010

    Sounds good, let me know if you need anything else.

    I would appreciate it if you could rate this solution so that I receive credit for helping you out.

    Have a great day!



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