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Exhaust Fan Constantly Running

I guess I'm just a glutton for punishment; I'm currently on my 4th Philips DVDR3575H unit. The first one I got, the disc tray wouldn't open. The second one emitted a loud, high-pitched noise that could be heard 3 rooms away when operating. The 3rd such unit had a timer clock that would, every few days, jump ahead precisely 4 hours and 57 minutes, no matter how many times I'd reset it.

The 4th and current such unit that I now have works OK, generally speaking, but the exhaust fan on it runs almost constantly, even when it's turned off and not used for days at a time.

I asked a Philips tech about this once and he said that it was normal for the fan to cut on and off periodically, but with my machine, it's gotten to the point where it's almost constant.

I'm worried that the machine might be a fire hazard with this constant over-heating and need for the exhaust fan to be running. At the very least, I can't imagine that the machine will last a reasonable working lifetime if it is in a constant state of overheating.

Is there anything I can do to fix this problem? One thing is for sure: there will be NO 5th replacement, in fact, I've just about lost all patience will Philips products.

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Believe it or not, this unit is generally reliable. The problem is - once you get a problem unit, Philips keeps replacing it with a "renewed" or repaired unit that probably has problems of its own. You can get an external cooling fan from a video game shop, but that is the only thing I can think of. The board will most likely fail due to overheating.

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