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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by David Farber, Apr 27, 2006.

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  1. David Farber

    David Farber Guest

    This JVC DR-MV1SU combination VHS/DVD burner has been locking up when trying
    to burn a disk. The DVD burner itself looks like it came right out of a PC.
    It's got the four pin power supply cable and a 40 pin IDE cable going to it.
    To make a long story short, how likely is it that if I buy and replace the
    burner with another "made for PC burner," that there will not be any
    compatibility problems? I was unable to locate the identical replacement
    burner, an LG GDA-4120B, other than as a JVC replacement part which costs
    over $230.
  2. Andy Cuffe

    Andy Cuffe Guest

    Replacing player mechanisms seems to be easy. I've never tried to
    replace a burner, but something made by the same company is the most
    likely to work. You could try installing the bad drive in a PC to get
    a better idea of it's capabilities.
    Andy Cuffe

  3. David Farber

    David Farber Guest

    It's certainly worth a try. That would at least tell me whether the
    electronics in the main unit are bad or the drive itself is bad.

    Thanks for your reply.
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