No Power In Pigeon DVD Player Solved And Defective Eye Unit Replaced
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.
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:
After replacing the eye unit, it worked very well. I tried playing different formats including MP3, and it played very well.
Here are the pictures of components replaced:
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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