Smell of burning on sony dvd

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  1. merlynn

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    Hi
    I seem to get a faint burning smell when using my Sony Dvd player i wonder if anybody else has experienced the same problem it does not appear to cause any other problems .
     
  2. Lux

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    I have heard reports of Sony players generally overheating, ie cooking discs, but a burning smell sure isn't good.
    I would phone customer service of the shop or maybe email sony and see if they have had any similar problems
     
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    Doesn't sound good. electronics really should not smell of burning. :eek: :eek:

    Is it in a dusty environment ??. It may just be a build up of dust getting heated. Take it out and give it good dusting.

    Is it getting too hot ??. After its been on a while check the case for 'hot spots'. Make sure its in a ventilated area and not sitting right on top of your amp etc.

    I have a Toshiba DVD player and it kicks out very little heat but I would imagine that they will be about the same, there is not much in the way of high-power using components in a DVD player.

    If there are any hot spots get it checked out (or replaceed if it is under warranty).

    Hope this helps
     
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    It may not cause other problems, but as said above, get it checked out. I would stop using it and unplug it from the mains in the meantime. The last thing you want is it starting a house fire :eek:
     
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