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Unit lockup cause

Hey i had the same unit and couldn't find my reciept so I disassmbled it.(keep in mind that I build computers so i'm somewhat of a techie) Anyways, I found that the circuit board for the dvd player (which also has the front panel controls routed through it for both dvd and vcr) was burned in more than four places. 2 of the capacitors had blown as well. I removed the burned board so if you need it for any legal matters email me at alexandreatta{@}yahoo.com "retype email without parentheses"

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  • Anonymous Oct 07, 2008

    My RCA DRC8335 Just crapped out! I was trying to turn on the unit, to watch the stock markets crashing.... it was froze on "HELLO" for 15 minutes. This was not the first time. I struggled to get Customer support to access this issue, but they refused... since its a year old. They thought that If I took it back, I'd get a refund. Well, 90 days was the cutoff.

    I called the tech number (different than the one stuck to the unit). They were not open. I'm not shocked! If they use Indian Customer Service Reps, anything goes, even closing at 10 am on a weekday.

    I then called a TV repairman... RCA seems to have programming issues, besides the burnt boards.

    Too bad it's gone. I know of only a few VCR/DVD recorders that use NTSC and ATSC tuning. Now, i cannot get Canadian news, which reports about USA news, more than the USA does.

    I'll never buy another RCA.

    By the way, unplugging it, pressing "off" button 30 seconds, and even opening the top to cool... did not help.


  • emmgeeimage Oct 07, 2008

    My RCA DRC8335 Just crapped out! I was trying to turn on the unit, to
    watch the stock markets crashing.... it was froze on "HELLO" for 15
    minutes. This was not the first time. I struggled to get Customer
    support to access this issue, but they refused... since its a year old.
    They thought that If I took it back, I'd get a refund. Well, 90 days
    was the cutoff.



    I called the tech number (different than the one stuck to the unit).
    They were not open. I'm not shocked! If they use Indian Customer
    Service Reps, anything goes, even closing at 10 am on a weekday.



    I then called a TV repairman... RCA seems to have programming issues, besides the burnt boards.



    Too bad it's gone. I know of only a few VCR/DVD recorders that use NTSC
    and ATSC tuning. Now, i cannot get Canadian news, which reports about
    USA news, more than the USA does.



    I'll never buy another RCA.



    By the way, unplugging it, pressing "off" button 30 seconds, and even opening the top to cool... did not help.

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I had similar problems with the Units (yes plural because they sent me a second replacement that didn't even turn on) and customer service...or the lck thereof. I finally wrot to the BBB and Thomson is alledgedly processing a refund. Suggest you do the same and by a unit from someone else!

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Thanks for the information. We sent in our unit and just got a new one back yesterday. Of course the very same model....asked for something else based on so many complaints with this one.

Are you saying that it could be a fire hazard? I am a little afraid to try this new unit, if that is the case. Do you feel a new circuit board would be available? Are you planning on just replacing the board yourself? If it is a fire hazard then perhaps RCA should have a re-call on this unit. Have you informed them about the problem you found? Not really your job to do so, but I am wondering if you did notify them if you got a reply.

Thanks again for your help..... I will keep your email address.

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