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No Power In Pigeon DVD Player Solved And Defective Eye Unit Replaced

By on October 2, 2019
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This Pigeon DVD Player Model DVD-Clear was brought to me without its remote control (misplaced or lost) with the complaint that it was dead. As usual, the first job is to open and clean. Opening this is a bit tricky, the screws are underneath and it has clip locks all-around. We need to remove the screws, which are easy, but carefully, pry open the top cover, because each screw holder gets locked with its other side on the top cover.

Noticed that two Electrolytic capacitors were bulgy in the power supply section. So replaced it along with all other capacitors on that board and also retouched all solder joints. After cleaning the main board, patched up dry solder joints.

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dvd power supply repair and fix

The power came on, but no disks were playing, even though it detected the disk and started rotating. I cleaned the lens. But the fault continued. So, I decided to replace the eye unit.

Before that I also tried after replacing the strip wire, but in vain. I got a replacement eye unit as shown below:

dvd eyes unit replaced

After replacing the eye unit, it worked very well. I tried playing different formats including MP3, and it played very well.

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Here are the pictures of components replaced:

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bulged capacitor replace in dvd player India repairman

Another satisfactory service got added to the list!

This article was prepared for you by Parasuraman Subramanian from India. He is 69 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. Albert van Bemmelen

    October 2, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    Good thing that this time you only replaced the bulgy e-caps and a few other capacitors on the power supply board Parasuraman. Replacing also the 42+ other e-caps on the amplifier board would have been a bit too much to handle and expensive. But knowing you I am sure you easily would have done it if it was necessary. (LOL).

    • Parasuraman S

      October 4, 2019 at 9:44 am

      All the electrolytic capacitors were checked with ESR meter and found to be within the limits. So, did not mind its sick look and contained my temptation for all round attack, especially because it is a double sided PCB!

    • DAVE .

      October 5, 2019 at 9:49 pm

      Optical pickup that what it is called

  2. Robert Calk Jr.

    October 3, 2019 at 7:10 am

    Good job, Parasuraman! Lucky you could find the part!

  3. Henrique J. G. Ulbrich

    October 4, 2019 at 6:30 am

    Good work, Parasuraman. I have been impressed with the number of el-caps on the board. Not so normal in equipment. Why did not changed all of them? Did you check them?

  4. Parasuraman S

    October 4, 2019 at 9:45 am

    All the electrolytic capacitors were checked with ESR meter and found to be within the limits. So, did not change these, especially because it is a double sided PCB!

  5. beh

    October 4, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    Well done & good job .

  6. Yogesh Panchal

    October 12, 2019 at 11:28 pm

    Good job! Sir


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