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Supposed to be not worth to repair but…….

By on February 27, 2020
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This Philips DVD Player came in with the complaint of no power. This DVD player was supposed to be not worth to repair because it was sent to other repairer before and he could not repair it. Usually, when an equipment that had been sent to other people to fix and they can’t fix it, there are chances you can’t repair possibly due to missing components (they took out the parts), installed the component the other way round, broke the circuit track, board messy due to no cleaning and etc.

In the photo  below, you could see that the screw were not tightened. 

dvd player repair and fix

Once I have tightened the screw and powered on, there was no output voltage from the power supply (the main fuse did not blow). You need to take note that a bad mainboard also can cause no display symptom in the  front panel LCD in which you thought was no power due to  faulty power supply.

no power in dvd player

I flipped the power supply board and saw the previous repairer soldered a 472 2 Kv capacitor at the back of the  board. 

It suppose to be soldered on top (front side) and not behind the board. Look at the two photos below:

how to repair dvd player no power

bad 472  2kv capacitor

When I checked on the 472 2 kv capacitor I found it to be defected. I proceed to check on the components in the power primary side and found two more bad filter capacitors (470uf 250Volt)

bad 472  2kv capacitor replace

With the replacement of 3 bad components, the DVD player came back to life again. 

how to fix philips dvd player with no power symptom

Conclusion- If the power supply board have burnt IC and FET (can’t see the part number) and have not been repaired by anyone before then I will use Jestine Yong’s power supply modification ebook information to solve the problem. Ok see you again in the next 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. Albert van Bemmelen

    February 28, 2020 at 1:10 am

    It always a good thing to examine the reason why a device is not working for ourself, no matter what a previous repair engineer or a customer said. They always can be wrong and possibly made a mistake we have to confirm before scrapping a pefectly good fixable device. So another pro job as always!

  2. Allan

    February 28, 2020 at 3:43 am

    Hi,great stuff my brother. It can become a headache where other people tried to do repairs.
    I appreciate to know there's people like you around. God Bless and many thanks.

  3. Mark

    February 28, 2020 at 6:17 am

    Well done Suranga,
    Sometimes the hardest ones to repair are where someone else has had a try at repairing it first.

  4. Jose

    February 28, 2020 at 11:34 am

    todo muy bien gracias

    everything is fine thanks

  5. Raj

    February 28, 2020 at 11:40 am

    Great. Thanks for sharing

  6. Parasuraman S

    February 28, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    Good job there, Suranga! Well done!

  7. Suranga bandara

    March 1, 2020 at 1:16 am

    Okay Thanks for All Feed back and Comments

  8. Michael Lindsay

    March 2, 2020 at 11:28 am

    Well done!!! I've read so many successful repair jobs from you, man. Thanks for the tips.

  9. Yogesh Panchal

    March 2, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    Well done! suranga.
    The equipment which already tried by someone for repair is really challenging job.

  10. Amir Mukhtar

    March 4, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    Great work
    Thanks you for your share.
    Amir Mukhtar

  11. Humberto

    March 12, 2020 at 4:37 am

    Great repair, Suranga. Congrats.

  12. ulises aguilar pazzani

    April 17, 2020 at 11:36 am

    again Mr Suranga another good fix keep it up god Bless


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