Question about Toshiba RS-TX20 DVD Recorder
Unusual, but not uncommon for a power surge to damage the switchmode power supply in this unit. Repairs could prove very expensive and/or uneconomical for what is now an older model DVD recorder, but you can always submit it to an authorised Toshiba service centre, obtain a quote on the likely costs involved to restore this to original working order, then you can make a firm decision afterwards on the economics of fixing this or not - up to you.
Having said that, the PSU may or may not be severely destroyed by the surge. It depends on how many components were affected which determines the cost. In many cases, the workshop may be able to order in a replacement PSU board, fit it, check the machine out, and charge accordingly.
It is easier, quicker, and in nearly every case more reliable to replace an entire board (refurbished or new if available) in an appliance.
If you do send it off for repair, don't forget to mention the disc stuck in it and you would like that disc returned to you along with the repaired unit. Most workshops are honest, but mention the disc anyway just in case. Good luck.
Toshiba is generally a reliable brand and they make good products, and they fail like everything else over time, but in your case, the surge was most likely as a result of poor voltage filtering in the power supply.
Posted on Apr 08, 2011
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