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Dead DVD Player Alive Again

By on February 24, 2024
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This dvd player was brought to me by a female neighbour with complaints of deadness. I did open cover case, inside not that dusty. plug its cord to a/c socket and tested for voltages….. no voltages at secondary side .The psb is unique in the sense that, it’s attached permanently to dvd lcd.

So i started checking from primary side: diode rectifier has voltages, then move on to tank e-capacitors….no voltage, so this means problem is before the cap, checked backward again and i detected an inductor connected to e-cap is open.

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Then i replaced it and powered dvd, wow it came alive again, play a cartoon disc that came with it, it played well but another problem came up: the disc tray doesn’t slot out when eject button is press, also pause button doesn’t work.
So has i have learnt from this forum that all buttons should be changed even if it’s only one is defective, so i changed all (3)
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Now everything is well with DVD and woman was glad because her children will continue watching cartoon agin. This’s the finished repaired work.
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imoudu onwuwah
This article was prepared for you by Imoudu Onwumah from Nigeria. He is 62 years old and has just 3 years experience in electronics repairs. I started career in hotel industry as a chef, but then I was doing repairs only in electrical repairs as a hobbyist. In 2018, I decided to learn about electronics which through Jestine’s electronics e-books and holding my hand, am an electronics techie today.

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  1. Tayo

    February 24, 2024 at 12:32 pm

    Well played Imoudu.
    Was the inductor out of spec, shorted or open?

  2. Albert van Bemmelen

    February 24, 2024 at 2:43 pm

    Very professional work Imoudu! Luckily these pushbuttons are plenty available at minimum cost online. And they at least work better then the cheap quality membrane push button switches used in most remotes. These tactile buttons also come in larger sizes and in different heights.

  3. Waleed Rishmawi

    February 25, 2024 at 2:28 am

    Good job on the repair. I usually find these button on old and new tv sets. They are very cheap and easy to replace. Thanks for sharing

  4. Imoudu.O

    February 25, 2024 at 4:18 am

    The problem with inductor is "open".Have a nice day.

  5. Imoudu.O

    February 25, 2024 at 4:28 am

    Albert van,
    Infact pushbutton problems on devices is getting on the increase these days.The customer came back with complaints of her tv not working when connected to the dvd, when i checked on tv, pushbuttons is also problem on it.
    Thanks for your comments.

  6. Parasuraman S

    February 25, 2024 at 7:08 pm

    Excellent professional fix, dear! Many thanks for sharing.

  7. Yogesh Panchal

    February 26, 2024 at 12:39 am

    Good Fix!Imoudu.O

  8. Mervin Binda

    March 2, 2024 at 10:58 pm

    keep it up


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