Question about Philips DVP642 DVD Player
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: philips dvd player not working
Im sorry to tell ya that you did all the things I would have suggested, so it sounds like a system control problem or a power supply problem, and if its a good machine then maybe its worth you having a service person look at it?? Most dvd units are not worth it these days, unless there combos or recorders.. Sorry couldnt be of more help.
Posted on Jun 05, 2006
test the capacitor with a meter to make sure it has the value stated on it.
the work on this unit is quickly exceeding its present value, most likely.
consider upgrading to a higher resolution unit if the fix is more expensive in parts and time than a new unit costs.
Posted on Dec 29, 2007
SOURCE: Philips HDRW720 won't turn on
I think Philips must have a timer on this unit to fail, I am also having the same problem and I think the hard drive failed. I currently have installed a new drive and held the play and open close buttons down when the power comes up. It will ask for a cd to be installed when initializing the drive. I am currently searching for that cd and will let you know if any luck with the install.
Posted on Jan 01, 2008
SOURCE: Philips HDRW720/17 won't turn on
I have a DVDR725H, which is the same as a HDRW720 but has a 160GB hard disk.
This error code (FAIL 0900 05) is displayed when the DVD drive has been completely removed/disconnected or is not responding.
Note that the DVD drive (VAD8041) is apparently known to have its DVD motor driver chip (SA56202TW) getting destroyed due to overheating. There is a repair kit available (about 10-15 EUR) that comes with a zener diode and two capacitors (order number 996500029182).
Note that it might be easier to get some used philips DVD+HD product that has the same DVD drive, e.g. the DVDR610 or DVDR615 and use that as a replacement.
Posted on Feb 19, 2008
the problem is not the power supply capacitor. it will eventually fail, and need to be replaced, but when it does you'll know it because you wont be able to use the DVD at all. it wont turn on, and the standby light will just flicker.
the problem is that your mechanism/lens is probably dirty or dusty or out of alignment.
this device is kind of sensitive moreso than other players. by "sensitive" i mean "cheap"
try cleaning it with soft, lint-free cloth, and windex.
clean your disks as well.
if that doesnt work, you may just need to buy a new DVD.
at $60 its a good deal, even if some of them do crap out too soon. you can spend more $ on a better quality player if this fact bothers you.
Posted on Mar 09, 2008
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