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Dead Kiss DP-1500 Player

My Kiss DP-1500 player was working fine on Sunday afternoon, but on Monday would not turn on. I usually keep it on 'standby' and i suspect a guest turned it off, but I don't understand why it should now refuse to work at all! (And there's a disc stuck in it and I don't know how to remove it). Any help would be greatly appreciated (although I know there's a good possibility it's just gone and died, because "DVD players do that." :)

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  • Anonymous Aug 26, 2008

    i have the same problem. kiss plater dont start at all its dead

  • Anonymous Nov 07, 2008

    Hello i ve got the same problem , can someone help ? Please my e mail is sb383@gmx.de



    regards to all of oyu

  • fredrikr Apr 25, 2009

    Does anyone know how to eject a stuck DVD from a dead DP-1500 unit?
    I have opened the cover and could not see any obvious ways of ejecting the disc.

  • Optik May 11, 2010

    I have same problem. But after trying my friends PCU (we have kiss 1600) only display improved. But dvd drive still dead...

    Could i replace the drive?

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The problem is a well known weakness of all Kiss DP 15xx and DP/VR558 players.
The PSU (power supply unit) can't stand the heat and will fail typically after 1-3 years of operation/stand-by. At first the voltage falls fading the light intensity of the front panel, then odd malfunctions occur, and finally the unit ceases to work.
I own own of each, and they are close to identical as to the PSU and both have had the same problem.
The condensators of the PSU are of a inferior brand and typically 3 or more of them will "burn" leaving a bulge at the top end of the cylindrical component or alternatively leak a dark brown resin-like substance onto the print board.
A complete set of new condensators can be had for approx 5 euros and at that price leaving some of the original condensators unchanged seems unwise.
Read all about the fix at: http://www.mpcclub.com/wiki/index.php/Psu
Be advised that opening the cabinet voids any warranty, but as Linksys the new owner of the Kiss brand refuses to repair- or pay for repairs this is of little concern.

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Hi all, as Great Dane states in his reply this is exactly the problem you get from them. i have repaired 2 of these players now and its a simple matter of opening the case and looking for the bulging capacitors on the power supply.

if your not able todo this yourself ( requires knowledge of soldering ) pretty much any company that repairs electrical kit will be able todo it for you for a small price. just turn up with the DVD and parts and it should cost you less again.


Posted on Dec 21, 2008

I have the same problem. kiss player dont start at all its dead

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