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Dvd player is completely dead.

I have a mild knowledge of electronics, and have just recently recived an lg 5183 dvd player. Problem: It doesnt turn on! no standby led, no life at all. I have had a look for bad solder joints already but with no avail. Is there any way to bring it back to life?

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Please try its power suply. if its okey. then deal with the mother board

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First thing to check is the power cord with it unpluged. Do you get a resistance there or is it open?? If its no reading at all then the power transformer or fuse or current limiter resistor is open. If you do get a reading then you know your power transformer primary is good. Next measure the AC volts comming from the secondary of the transformer. AC volts? Good! Now Find pin 1 or the end pins on the microprocessor. 5 volts present?? No theres your problem get a schematic and troubleshoot the power supply. Yes 5 volts? Measure the display any volts on it?? Ok im sure by now your gonna say no to one of these and like I said get a schematic and conferm all the voltages are present in the power supply. Most common dead problem in dvd/cd players is the power supply ie transformer,regulator, ic, ect, ect. Good Luck

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