Got this DVD player from the Goodwill for $3, but it would not power on.
Opened it up and saw that a 1000mf cap in the power supply section had leaked (black tar-ish looking liquid around its base), so I desoldered it and replaced with an equivalent cap I had hanging around the parts bin (watching the polarity), and voila, it worked.
Cheap fix for a junky player, but at least if the kids trash it it won't be a big deal.
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Re: Dead player revived with cheap part
Well Good for you Gene!! As the last post I answered for ya, Its not always a laser assy thats bad. And its a good Idea to stick to the low voltage repairs unless you know about the safty issues on what to and not to touch . Good Luck
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You check the SMPS (Power Supply Section) and verify the voltages from the various terminals of the transformer accordingly check the bridge, voltage regulator, and filter circuits. If any of this parts are gone replace the appropriate parts not the all.
This is not a good solution but it is one I have used for extreme situations.
Take a single strand from an old cheap lamp cord and solder it across the ends of the fuse. This will create a new fuse of approx. 1 amp. I made a safe cross country flight in a private plane by making a temporary fuse when a new one wasn't available.
I just fixed a Memorex 2042 DVD player. Before the fix, the standby light was lit, nothing else works (with remote or buttons on the player panel). Opened up the machine, saw a capacitor bulged (1000uf/10v). Did some soldering work and replaced it. All is fine now.
Did you check the fuse on the main board?? Just be carefull when testing this unit with it open as it has line voltage on the power transformer. Unless you get a multi-meter and a diagram showing you the power supply your dead in the waterman. Sorry but you need the proper equipment to work on these things. This problem might even be a bit harder to find for A tech as its a man made problem I would advise at this point to put it together abd take to the shop. Good Luck