Question about Kiss Technology DP-1500 DVD 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." :)
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.
Posted on Nov 09, 2008
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
Posted on Aug 26, 2008
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