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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by DAZ9643, Sep 6, 2005.

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  1. DAZ9643

    DAZ9643 Guest

    Model - HITACHI DV-P250. This DVD player stops playing DVD's, can b
    anywhere on the disc, the screen freezes, sometimes it starts playin
    again, sometimes it locks up completely and goes into standby mode
    Anyone got any ideas
  2. sofie

    sofie Guest

    Based on your posting here are some "wild" guesses:
    1. Bad DVD.... try others
    2. Dirty lens
    3. Debris in gears and laser sled
    4. Faulty spindle motor
    5. Bad laser control circuitry.
    6. High ESR electrolytics in the SMPS or control circuitry.
    Go to the website for this newsgrouup at
    there, with some searching, you will find a wealth of troubleshooting and
    repair tips..... or if that doesn't help, TAKE it to a repair shop for, at
    the very least, a repair cost estimate so you can make an intelligent repair
    decision with facts instead of guesses.
  3. Sofie's right, but my guess is simply a bad laser - this is the most common
    failure on these players, and the Hitachi players are not among the best in
    this regard.

    Mark Z.
  4. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    Halfway through the disc though? In my experience bad laser causes problems
    all over the place, first appearing with marginal or scratched discs.

  5. Absolutely 1/2 way throught the disc. Seen it many times. It seems the
    output of some (defective) lasers weaken as they warm up a bit, the output
    gets noisier, data stream gets choppy or interrupted. It's very common for
    example, to have a player malfunction 35 or so minutes into a movie.

    Mark Z.
  6. Andy Cuffe

    Andy Cuffe Guest

    I just repaired a Toshiba DVD player that would stop playing
    intermittently. It was usually fine at first, but would start pausing
    more and more as you played the disc. It turned out to have a cracked
    gear on the sled motor.
    Andy Cuffe

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