Question about RCA DRC8320 DVD Recorder/VCR

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RCA DVD/VCR model DRC8320

Power comes on but no light on front panel. Is this problem in power supply? VCR seems to play. I was wondering if one of the capcitors in power supply is bad.

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    every time i turn on my RCA TV it wont display anything but a black screen.

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    Please help, the link doesn't work

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I Have no display , red light back for digital . Tape will load but not play DRC8320N

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Faulty power-supply symptoms:

The front panel display and buttons are completely nonfunctional and appear dead. The unit will do nothing more than display the following messages on the TV screen:

Interface error
(and or)
Interface error! Turn off the power

If a DVD or VHS tape was inserted prior to the error occurring, you won't be able to eject either from that point further. They'll remain stuck inside the unit until you've completed the repair detailed below.

Interface error! Turn off the power <--- explains how to completely restore your combo in less than 20minutes by replacing a $1.59 part on the power-supply board. mikeadams110@yahoo.com

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

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    Mike Adams Dec 07, 2008

    Generous words of appreciation from fellow combo recorder owners who successfully restored their units back to fully-operational condition



    December 04, 2008 received by email from John H.
    Mike. Thanks for providing this excellent DIY repair guide. My RCA DRC8335 is now performing perfectly again! In my case, the failure was caused entirely by capacitor C226 which I've just upgraded to 35 volts as advised, purchased from Radio Shack. Thanks again.



    December 04, 2008 received by email from Glen
    Dear Mike. Simply awesome, my DRC8320N combo's now fixed thanks to you! The only thing remaining I need to do is replace the VCR drive belt so its drawer will lock into place properly. Feel free to share my joy. Thanks again for all your help.



    November 25, 2008 posted by Norstar448 on Fixya
    I printed out Mike Adam's solution and phoned 2 electronic repair shops who refused to listen to how my machine could easily be repaired. The third said to bring in the info and my machine. He quickly located the part and replaced it and my machine is 100%. Thanks Mike!



    November 14, 2008 received by email from Brandon
    Mike. Since I last wrote, I've already taken my recorder apart, replaced capacitor #C232 and it's now working great! I repaired it myself without any electronics background or having done anything like this before. It really felt rewarding after putting things back together and plugging it in, to discover everything was working perfectly again.

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Or should I say Steve Warren of Enfiield Ct? It's good that you can't fix your vcr. We wouldn't want you graduating from soliciting kids online for sex to watching child porn now would we?

Enjoy your time with bubba!
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