ITT DVD/VCR Player Repaired. Model: IT6060
A customer had this DVD/VCR equipment that he bought from an auction but when he tried it, the door tray of the DVD player did not open. This equipment is a combination of a DVD player and VCR player. The VCR side of the machine was working fine. The problem was only with the DVD player.
When taking the top off, I noticed, it is all nice and clean on the inside and I had to take the seal off when opened the cover. Nobody had opened this equipment before. It was brand new.
Since the problem was with the tray no opening, my attention was focused on that area. I checked the motor and the belt on that motor and I could see there is a problem with the motor. I measured the voltage reading on the motor and I could not read anything there. The moment I soldered out connections of that motor, the positive and the negative wires, I could read 5.9 volts on that connection. That is an indication of a bad motor. To be sure, I used an analog meter by Samwa to check the motor. This is actually a nice way of checking these motors. I put the meter dial on X1 setting and I connected the meter probes to the motor, and the motor did not spin. Usually,when doing this, if the motor is in good working condition, it will take the power from the meter and the motor would spin. In this case, the motor is bad therefore, it must be replaced.
I replaced the motor and put the motor belt back on and powered the machine. The door opened and closed nicely. I put a DVD disk on the tray to make sure the machine would load the disk in the right way and it did but the disk did not spin. I got a warning on the machine display a message that said disk error. Of course I could see that error and it should be an easy fix. The motor that supposed to spin the disk was faulty too and it has to be replaced. Once I did that, the disk was loaded nicely and it started to spin. I connected it to a TV set via AV cables and I could see a picture being displayed on the screen.
This article was prepared for you by Waleed Rishmawi, one of our ‘Master Authors’ and currently working in the Bethlehem area of Palestine repairing electrical and electronic equipment. Please give a support by clicking on the social buttons below. Your feedback on the post is welcome. Please leave it in the comments.