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DVD Player No Power But Not Power Supply Fault

By on May 4, 2019
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This MAPS DVD player came in for repair with the complaint of no power. As usual, when an equipment is no power the first thing to check is the power supply section. The best point to test will be the output points or the connector points. When I checked on the output points I found 5 volt and 12 volt were present. This proved that the power supply was working and the fault could be in the mainboard.

test dvd power supply output voltages

From my experience in DVD player mainboard troubleshooting, the first components to check would be the transistors and the diodes.

You also need to know that if the flash Rom firmware is corrupted it will also cause no display in the front display and you may be thinking it was the power supply fault.

dvd player mainboard repair

The transistor part number was S-8550 and both were tested good.

However, the diodes seems to be opened circuit.-see the photos below:

diode open circuit in mainboard

I took out the new diodes (1N4007) from my compartment and soldered it behind the mainboard just to test if the mainboard will come to life or not.

in4007 open circuit

To my surprised, the DVD player was playing normally again as seen from the photo below. Usually the diode is either leaked or shorted but this round it was open circuited.

maps dvd player repair

Conclusion- If all the four components were tested good then I will check on the Crystal oscillators and the surrounding DC supplies to all the ICs. I may even look for the flash rom original data. If you want to learn DVD player like a professional please check on Humphrey’s ebook here. Hope to see you again in the next repair article.


This article was prepared for you by Suranga Bandara who owns an Electronics repair shop in Anuradapura, Sri Lanka.

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  1. Yogesh Panchal

    May 4, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    Good Job! Suranga

  2. Albert van Bemmelen

    May 4, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    You may have been surprised to see that 2 diodes were open connection. But your reliable fault finding measuring sequence method certainly proves you found the unexpected failure of the defect player anyway!

  3. Ghashaan

    May 4, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    I've learned a lot from the troubleshooting sequence that you've outlined.

  4. Lawrence

    May 4, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    nice Job

  5. Parasuraman Subramanian

    May 4, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    The defective component might be 'surprised' that you could locate it so easily, as in front of such an expert professional, no 'culprit' can hide or survive! Your ability to quickly troubleshoot a problem is very unique! Well done!

  6. Mugabira

    May 5, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    thanks alot for your technical knowledge

  7. Waleed Rishmawi

    May 6, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    a job well done. have a blessed day

  8. Krishna R Jagtap

    January 21, 2020 at 10:22 am

    How can I use an old DVD players only motherboard as a 5.1 out. How can I turn the main (motherboard) on?

  9. Dumba musitafa

    March 3, 2021 at 3:28 am

    What do you mean by crystal oscillators in dvd player

  10. Misheck

    June 30, 2021 at 2:35 pm

    How do you tell a film capacitor is damaged

  11. Misheck

    June 30, 2021 at 2:38 pm

    My dvd player won't turn on after an internal short-circuit,what might be the problem?


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