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Completely dead About a year old used very litte no previous problems: tried to use it and nothing happened. No display, with remote nor power switch on unit. Fuse has continuity.?? If I buy a new one: should a $100 one out last the $30 one? I don't need anything fancy.

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  • Anonymous Sep 17, 2008

    SD-3980 is completely dead. Where can I obtain the schematic and service manual?

    Dave Gundling

  • David Gundling Sep 17, 2008

    My SD-3980 is completely dead. fuse is good and power is getting in. Can anyone tell me how to obtain the service manual and schematic?




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Check the electrolytic capacitors on the power supply board. C827 (470 uF, 16V) on mine was shorted, thereby killing off the +12V supply. Once I replaced it the player worked fine again.

Posted on Oct 09, 2008


I suggest u the better model ,panasonic dvd player s33,and new all pioneer models,this model very cheap and have all feutures.because iam working panasonic auth service centre in kuwait. i am using the player s 33 last 2 year.

Posted on Aug 28, 2008


Please Ur service center address in chennai

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Hi This is my opinion only, but I have worked on many many DVD players, and if you don't need anything fancy, then go for the $30.00 unit. Actually, I would look for something in the $50.00 range, as the $30.00 units are very cheaply made. I have often worked on a $100.00 unit, followed by a $50.00 unit, which had the exact same laser and mechanism inside, the only difference being the brand name stamped on the front. But.... You could purchase three $30.00 units, for $100.00 and if you used them one at a time until the last one died, I dare say they would very likely outlast the $100.00 unit by far. I've probably just confused you now, so I'll just end by saying that on a regular t.v., the picture will look just as good using either option, and you can have good luck or bad luck with any piece of electronics expensive or not. Good Luck!

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