*I think I accidentally posted my question as a solution just early to someone else's similar question. Sorry.
Has anyone been able to locate schematics for the power supply in this thing? The undersized power supply seems to the main point of failure. Otherwise, I have been pleased with the unit. Mine was sent back to Polaroid for RMA back in February 2008. I don't think any warranty is in effect now.
Please let me know if any one has tried to trouble shoot the TOPOW DVD RW POWER857B power supply. Two of the chips I can not identify are the 8pin Dip 2216A & a 4in dip 7703
I have tried to locate the power supply manufacturer: Shenzhen Topow Electronics Co., Ltd. Their website is:http://www.topow.com.cn but my web browser can't handle the Chinese to English translation.
I think it is very likely that an AT or ATX power supply could be substituted if all the pinouts of the original power supply are known.
**Both times, my unit failed shortly after the fan started making noise. The problem has to be heat related.
I have repair my supply board by replace the 2 capacitors and 1
mosfet because the 5VDC was failure
the mosfet is a IRFP 150 or similar and capacitors are same models
becarefull the 330ohms resistor dont touch the capacitor
or a great risk of short circuit destroy the 5VDC
jean yves kerfers
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The password is for the parental control feature.
For the Poaroid dra-01601a the password is 3-3-0-8 type this in using the number pad then press ok. If you press setup on the remote then press down till you get to ATV/DTV then press right arrow button to highlight DTV Parental control, press enter then a dialogue box will appear this is where you can input the password code. Select V Chip and press ok, you will then have the option to select which content controls to use in the menu you will see Block enable, use the down arrow to highlight this then press the right and left buttons to turn either on or off. to exit this setup press 6.
First of all with all do respect I do not have the polaroid drm 2001G. I have as I exprest in my letter to you the polaroid dra 01601A. The problem i had was an audio problem and i simply rechecked all my connections and found that I needed and extra set for HDMI plugs on my TV.
You will have to split the title and record on more than one DVD. The default speed is SP, that is 2 hours of recording. If you want to record longer programs, go into setup and change the default record speed to one of the other settings, for example: SP+ which is 2 1/2 hours or one of the other longer record settings. This DVD burner will only record at the same speed as you recorded to the hard drive. You can also edit out the commercials by using segment. Go to the title you want, press the right arrow, scroll down and select segment. When you want to start your edit, press enter. when you want to stop the edit, press enter again. You can use your right arrow to skip forward 30 seconds and your left arrow to skip back 10 seconds if you went too far when editing. You will see where your edits are on the screen by the darker color. Do this through the whole program. When you record to DVD, the commercials will not be recorded. Hope this helps you.
When in timeshift, press record on the remote (every time you push "record" 30 minutes are added) and make sure the program you are recording is not macro protected. If your program has already finished rewind to the beginning of the program and push record the correct number of times to cover your program and then press stop on the remote. It should then be at the bottom of your hard drive list.
99.9 % of the times its the capacitor which is blown. I had spent few weeks to investigate on this and ultimately found this solution. Till date I have replace two capacitors. To determine which capacitor is gone, Check on the flat silver surface of capacitor. If its not 100% flat it means its gone and you need replacement. Pl. check my attached file to understand on details of inside configuration.
Hopefully it works for you.
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Check for any bulging capacitors specially the big green onces at location CE10 in power board. If any of the capacitor is bulging then you need to replace them. This will need some soldering skills. You can get capacitor from Ebay. I am not able to find these in RadioShack near my location.