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Repairing old DVD player

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Squiffy, May 22, 2003.

  1. Squiffy

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    I've got a Pioneer DV-717 that has recently died. The power light comes on, but the display panel stays dead and the player won't respond to any buttons.

    Given that this is a few years old now, is it cost effective to get it repaired, or would I get comparable picture/sound quality just adding a little more to the repair cost and getting a more modern, but budget DVD player?
     
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    Is it multi region with the multi mod stuck in the side?

    If so, remove it and then try to turn it on.

    If it works, turn off, put it back all the way back in then pull it just a smidge out again.

    When those mods are pushed fully home they have been known to short out the player.

    Other than that, try and obtain a 2nd hand power supply. Very easy fit.

    Remove lid.

    Unplug the few ribbon cables.

    Unscrew the pcb from casing.

    Take it out.

    Replace.

    I take no responsibility for safety, like not unplugging first.;)

    Otherwise, buying a new player like the Tosh 520 is a very good idea as an alternative.
     
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    I've already had it open, and the multimod was loose - so I pulled it out, wiped the pins and put it back in. I did earth myself first too.

    Where could I get a power supply from? I'm really not one for tinkering with electrical stuff, but I was surprised at how empty and simple the insides of the player was - especially considering its weight.

    Thanks for the reply.
     
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    I was thinking E Bay, but then you may aswell buy a new machine.:rolleyes:
     

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