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Burst Capacitor And Bad Strip Wire Found In IGOLD DVD Player

By on July 4, 2020
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PRELIMINARY OBSERVATION: After opening and cleaning the set, noticed a bulgy capacitor in the secondary of the power supply-cum-front panel board.

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TROUBLESHOOTING AND RECTIFICATION DONE: Replaced all the electrolytic capacitors in the power supply board. Patched up dry solder on it. Dismantled the whole boards and tray. Cleaned everything thoroughly. Lubricated the connectors using Armstrong Switch Cleaning Oil, applying one drop in each hole in the socket using a syringe. Found the strip wire that goes to the Eye Unit was strained. So replaced it. Cleaned the Eye with a clean cotton swab applying a bit of IPA in it.

Did a trial run by keeping the boards outside itself. It worked perfectly well without any hitch. After ensuring that it was reading around five to six different DVDs and MP3 CDs and that everything worked well during prolonged play, fixed all the boards back. Running a DVD or CD until it reaches the last track is very important in such repairs as the sliding motor sometimes can have problems. I had even applied lubricant in the moving tracks of the sliding motor as well as the ejection tray. I used silicon grease for these. Fit back the cover and again let it run a few DVDs and CDs continuously for hours. Thus mission accomplished and satisfaction got added to its collection!


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This article was prepared for you by Parasuraman Subramanian from India. He is 70 years old and has more than 30 years’ experience in handling antique equipment like Valve Radio, Amps, Reel Tape Recorders and currently studying latest tech-classes conducted by Kerala State Electronics Technicians’ Association. He has done graduation in BBA degree, private diploma in Radio Engineering and retired as MD of a USA company. Presently working as Consultant to Hospital and other institutions.

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  1. Gary Cale

    July 4, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    Good article paying attention to details that will provide long life of the device.

    • Parasuraman S

      July 5, 2020 at 8:56 am

      Many thanks!

  2. Albert van Bemmelen

    July 4, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    You also seem to have the right products at hand like
    even something like silicon grease I myself never used before. Not just something that is ready available in any shop in my town I guess. Because here there also exists only one electronics shop.

    • Parasuraman S

      July 5, 2020 at 8:58 am

      Many thanks for your comments! You can use petroleum jelly. But is likely to melt and spread!

  3. Waleed Rishmawi

    July 4, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    Good job my friend for the full restoration of this device to the least details of it. Keep up the good work.

    • Parasuraman S

      July 5, 2020 at 8:58 am

      Many thanks, dear friend! You are always a great support!

  4. Humberto

    July 5, 2020 at 7:51 am

    Congratulations Parasuraman, you are a Master.

    • Parasuraman S

      July 5, 2020 at 10:54 pm

      Many thanks!


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