I had the same problem with my DRC8335. The 470uF 16 V capacitor in C226 was blown. I changed it and the unit worked for about 2 hours and then began to continually restart itself. I found that the 220 uF 16 V capacitors in C209 and C210 where also damaged and the C226 Cap was bad again. I changed out all the Electrolytic Caps in the power supply and the DVD recorder works great. The question that I have is this, the VCR part does not work I found a Heat Damaged resistor and diode on the upper right side of the VCR PC board (by the power supply board). The location of the components are “RU83” and “DU83”. I was wondering if you happen to know the values for these two components so that I may changed them out? Thanks for you help in advance.
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Hi, Sounds very much like the capacitors in the power supply have failed and stressed the switching regulator/mosfet/transistor and caused it to go short.Unless you are conversant with switching power supplies, be prepared to spend some money.
There's a blown capacitor in your machine (when you open it up, the capacitors are the little things that look like pop cans). If you are good with a soldering iron (or know somebody who is), they should be able to replace the blown capacitor with a minimum of fuss. I believe the board location is C226.
Hello everyone having problems with there RCA DRC8335. If you are getting the HELLO sign and nothing else(which i was too).
First you have to find the blown capacitor. All the capacitors should have a flat top. If you find one that is not flat and if gets hot to the touch when your vhs/dvd player has power you found your source. Next unplug your dvd/vhs player and take out the blown capacitor. Do not waste your money tring to get it fix by a so call pro. The parts you need is less than .55 cents(lol). Now the capacitor that you take out should have a code number(mine was c226) which is located in the same area as the blown part. Measure the capacitor and call for your part number 1-800-344-4539 Digi-key.com will find the part you need(only if u know what part u need)
1.find the blown capacitor
3.get the number below the blown capacitor
4. measure it.
5.call for your part number
6.put your hard earn dollar(not dollars) to work
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The problem is with a capacitor on the power supply that is too small and blows out. Its number c226 on the power supply, it is rated to be 16v, but that is too small. So all you have to do is go to radioshack or a store like that and get a replacement. I have fixed about ten of these systems and I found that it works best to use a 35v 470uf capacitor as the replacement. It costs about a dollar and a half. All you have to do is remove the power suply board find the capacitor number c226 and replace it with the bigger one. It is an easy fix that works great.
December 27, 2008 received by email from Ann M. Just like John H, my problem was also capacitor C226, but in my case overheating wasn't the give-away here. Instead, I noticed the bottom of the capacitor appeared melted a little and the top looked like it was slightly bulged. I removed the damaged capacitor and replaced it with a new one rated at 35 volts and now my DRC8335 is working perfectly again!
It worked it cost me 4 hours on hold with the Republic of the Philippines. Being told the new Unit sent had a 90 day warranty. It did they were right after 90 days it stopped working. The part was a Radio Shack 272-1030.
You can use www.TVRepairPros.com which is NESDA (National Electronic Service Dealers Association) list of all members across the US... It's like using the AMA to find a qualified doctor... You'll even find me on that list if you were searching Long Beach WA.
As for the cost it varies according to location and parts distribution. Best is to ask for an estimate first and you can cut some costs by taking the unit to them rather than having them come to you...
Hope this helps!
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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 20 minutes by replacing a $1.59 part on the power-supply board. firstname.lastname@example.org
This fix is for those of you with knowledge of electronic repair......
The problem is a bad electrolytic capacitor on in the power supply board. The cap is a 470uf 16v (number C226 on the power supply board). Replace it with a 470uf with a rating of 25v to 50v and it should restore the power fucntion to normal. I have fixed six units this way so far. Hope this helps you all out!
I had this code (f09) on my Panasonic DVD VHS recorder. After seeing
that it meant overload I took the cover off to look for burnt out
components. I found that an electrolytic capacitor had bulged (look up
capacitor plague on wikipedia). I replaced the capacitor with one of a
similar value from an old power supply and it worked fine.