DMRES10 does not power up, caught in an electrical storm
I have a suspicion this is fatal, but my DVD recorder was caught in an electrical storm and there was a power outage. Of all the appliances in the home, only the most important of them took the worst of it, my DVD recorder! there is no powering up to it now, no lights on at all. We took it apart and used a volt meter, and I am only repeating in vague terms what my husband mumbled was going on, "there are some low electrical readouts to the power supply board" but no clue where to go from here. any ideas out there? the unit looks far more complicated than the old VCRs. Has this happened to anyone. just curious before I take it into a service center.
Re: DMRES10 does not power up, caught in an electrical...
Do not take it in a service center, buy the newest release "EZ" series. "EZ" series has a digital receiver built into it, which is called an "ACCU-Tune". The receiver will swith to analog if the digital skips a beat in reception. The cost to repair your's will be a flat rate of $269.00 at Panasonic's main repair shop. For the above repair, invest in EZ and get extended warranty. My ES10 will not power up, I found a capacitor split on top in the power supply area.
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If it's that delicate, but you still want to keep it, you could try changing-out the mains fuse in the unit for a really, really low amps one.
You might be getting a power-surge as the power goes off, or as it comes back on. A very low fuse, might blow on the surge, which will leave you needing to replace the fuse, but not the capacitors.?
Best of luck.
That is what always happens when something breaks... It would help if you had more info like was there a electrical storm, does everything else work, do the lights light up... I will say this; Most electrical appliance failures are due to no power. As in the switch in the surge protector was turned off when vacuuming the area, etc. So, check all the connections to the wall and then if these are good, by good I mean you replaced them with known working extensions and check the little ground fault button in every outlet too... then get back with more info.
Any authorised DVD appliance repair centre can help. Get a quote first before considering further action, as it might be expensive/uneconomical. Being a HDD recorder, getting it fixed is certainly worth pursuing.
The switchmode power supply within the unit is likely to be the origin of the issue (several blown/short-circuit components).
The electrical storm may have caused a power surge and burned out the circuit board. Especially, if the power went out briefly and then came right back on. Most manufacturers recommend turning the unit OFF during a power outage/electrical storm.
It is possible that the power outage would have damaged the power supply in your computer. so you need to check the SMPS unit on the PC to confirm if this is working perfectly.
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It is very likely that a fuse has blown inside the unit. If you have warranty on the device you should get the manufacturer to replace it. However if it's out of warranty and your not afraid to open up the case of a DVD player you should be able to unplug the unit. Remove the screws and then look for a small glass type fuse located on the main board of the DVD player. It will have two tin ends and a glass tube in the middle. Remove it with a small pair of pliers being careful not crush the glass tube. Replace it with the same type of fuse with the correct voltage and amperage.
If this happened after a power outage and not a hit/drop then it's probably fried the board to the hard disk, you can often get another board from the same model drive and fix it, by swapping the boards over.
Although power cord is permanently attached, connections inside machine have broken off (from personal experience)from moving or jiggling. Unplug machine then check and see. That is, unless you are getting an "ON" red or green light when your machine ON. A question, did you have a power outage? In case you had one,and power is restore, the voltage surge can fry almost any electrical components including computer, refrigerator, freezer etc. Solution? ...a good surge protector.