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Won't turn on

Put a dvd in and now it is completely dead won't do anything and can't get the dvd out.

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Well, I echo what the Blimpy complaint is. The unit is less than two years old, and has probably less than 100 hours of usage. When it first failed to operate properly, I pulled that tiny black plastic plug out of the back and could see a red light on. I inserted a casette and while it cycled the tape into its "play" position, that was the last sign of life. Not even the red lamp glows now. My computer tec, who allso repairs TV's, removed the cover to ascertain that the fuse was not blown- it's not, nor can I extract the tape which I do want to do, no matter what. The unit is "as new". not even dusty inside, no kids, no pets, nothing ever touched it on its safe perch. This model was one of the more expensive one available at the time. So, best guess: Is it worth fixing? probable cost? Time is not a factor. You can call me at (510) 220 6415.

Posted on Jun 30, 2008

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