Question about Magnavox MDR513H/F7 Player
My unit was dead also.....So I checked outlet first...It was good....Then I tried the 10 minute disconnect and reconnected unit......Saw Unit had power on LCD screen....Hit ON button on remote after changing to HDD and unit works perfectly again....That fix saved me 75 bucks for repair center to do same thing...Glad Funai makes units that shut off before damage occurs...Unit just needed to cool down hard drive or circuitry before it sensed it was ok again....When plugged in it is still technically powered even tho you dont see it on the LCD screen of the unit...
Posted on Nov 04, 2011
If it is under warranty, submit to an authorised service centre for a warranty repair - at virtually zero cost to you, since its power supply has obviously failed (take advantage of the warranty if you can, this way you can have it fixed quickly as well as virtually no cost). Unfortunately, the power supply is not a repairable item in every case, so you may have a board replaced. Here's hoping you do have a warranty on this one - it is not a cheap repair!
Fingers crossed if it is only 3 months old from brand new - that you get a working unit out of this.
Posted on Mar 21, 2011
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The same happened to me, and this solution worked like a charm.
Magnavox MDR513H Soft Reset
Unplug unit and leave unplugged for 10 min. Then, while replugging the power cord, HOLD
Magnavox MDR513H Hard Reset
Press SKIP 123 buttons on remote within 3 sec. At FW Versions screen, press OK button on remote.
Magnavox MDR513H Hard Reset + Format
Press SKIP 079 buttons on remote within 3 sec. After Self-Check screen fills in (2-3 sec), press OK button on remote
Posted on Jul 12, 2011
My 5 plus year old MDR515H was dead after utility turned power on/off at least 6 or 8 times in one day. Would not turn on, blank, dark screen. It was plugged into a quality surge proctor, every thing else survived no problems. Figured it might be a power supply fuse, took cover off, fuse is okay. Then I found this forum and and located the reset button, facing the front of the unit it was on the circuit board to the left of the hard drive, it was labeled "RESET". With the machine plugged in I pressed the reset button and the display came on. I pressed the "ON" button and the machine powered up. I put cover back on reinstalled on TV, everything is working fine. I did not lose channel presets but I did lose pre-programmed recording selections, everything recorded on hard drive was still there and played back. Also had to reset clock.I also noticed two of the capacitors on the power supply board were starting to swell and had small reddish brown stains on their tops. These were the 6.3VDC cap's. Looked them up on Amazon, pack of 20 $8. I have a friend that can replace these for me before they die. Over all a success story, Like I said this DVR is over 5 years old, I paid $350 for it, they're still selling the same model number today for $1,200.
Posted on Aug 13, 2021
Unplug it and wait 10 minutes. if it tries to turn on and doesn't you probably need to change 3 capacitors in the power supply behind the DVD mechanism. you'll see the domed tops and possibly brown / yellow crust. I believe they are 3300uF 6.3vdc I would use 10v parts if possible. I took old parts off of a PC mainboard and it still worked.
Posted on Feb 14, 2017
From other consumers with similar problems, it seems likely that there are some machines with power supply issues. If it isn't the power fuse (most likely it is not), then it will be a power supply problem. Others say that labor on this unit is only for 90 days. That makes the cost of repair rather expensive if you own the product past that time frame when that occurs. Because of the nature of this level of quality on this brand, I suggest an extended warantee on future purchases from a reliable company. That should cover you for 3 years parts & labor. One last thought. Should you get your machine operational again; This product has a built-in method of automatically going into play mode for everything. Should you find the machine operating but not responding to commands....always hit the STOP button FIRST. Then try a command. It's odd but that's the way the thing plays.
Posted on Sep 03, 2011
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