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Toshiba DVD won't power up

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by jakdedert, Jan 3, 2005.

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  1. jakdedert

    jakdedert Guest

    Model SD-K700. I normally push the power (or any other button) to boot this
    thing. Today nothing at all happened. I finally unplugged it for a few
    seconds and everything is now back to normal. I believe I had a brief power
    outage a few days ago...hadn't used it since then.

    In the opinion of the group, is this a sign of impending doom (which
    requires immediate attention), or should I continue to use the machine as
    normal? I seem to remember something like this happening to it a few months

  2. I would just use it til it dies. Then if it's not a quick fix, buy a

    Mark Z.
  3. Guest

    sounds like a cap in the power supply is borderline. The simplest fix
    would ber to just replace them all. Assuming you can use a soldering
    iron. If not, then Mark's advice holds.
  4. Tim Schwartz

    Tim Schwartz Guest


    It is possible that the power outage, especially if it was a low
    voltage condition, caused the microprocessor to lock up. I'd just use
    it until it dies as well.

    Unplugging most modern equipment for a few minutes if it fails to
    operate is not a bad idea in general, as this will usually reset the
    microprocessor IF that's what the problem is. But it is certainly an
    easy and inexpensive thing to try.

    Tim Schwartz
    Bristol Electronics
  5. In the opinion of the group, is this a sign of impending doom (which
    It could just be corrupt data in the syscon that caused the malfunction which
    was cleared when it was left unplugged for a few moments.

    This does happen when the player experiences a power problem from the mains
    like a brownout or an outage.

    You probably shouldn't worry about it and just keep using it until to won't
    work anymore. Do consider getting a surge supressor for it, though. -
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