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  1. D Yuniskis

    D Yuniskis Guest

    Hi,

    A friend dropped off a Toshiba SD-P1900 portable DVD player
    for me to look at. No mechanical sign of life -- power indicator
    successfully illuminates to indicate charging vs. charged.
    Backlight illuminates screen as power is turned on (enough
    to show the screen has no blemishes, etc.).

    But, no motor activity. Nor does the optical pickup move
    on its carriage.

    I think these things are cheap enough that this one should
    just find its way to the recycle bin? (a shame as it really
    is pretty!)

    Thanks!
    --don
     
  2. Also, you can pick up parts units on eBay dirt cheap. Something with a
    bad drive or screen but good mainboard might be the easiest way to fix
    yours. Anything beyond a blown fuse or broken connection makes most of these
    unfixable by mear mortals. :)

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  3. D Yuniskis

    D Yuniskis Guest

    Hi Reverend; Sam,

    I'd have thought I would lose the backlight, charging/charged/power
    LED, etc. as well with such a failure. I think it more likely that
    the motor servo amp is toast -- since neither the head positioning
    actuator runs *nor* the spindle motor. (I think these amps
    run both?)
    Yeah, I am more inclined to just toss it than throw money after it.
    I note the unit had an extended warranty (sheesh! when will
    people learn??!) on it -- that expired 3 weeks ago. :>
     
  4. Well, by "dirt cheap", I've picked up parts units for $10 or $20 delivered.
    Most problems were trivial to remedy. They weren't that precise model, but
    of 6 or 8 I bought, 1 became the donor and supplied parts to fix those
    that required more than duct tape to repair. :)

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  5. Late to this thread - but I'd certainly check the lid switch. It will never
    focus or home the laser or indeed even run any motor if it doesn't see the
    lid closed...

    Mark Z.
     
  6. D Yuniskis

    D Yuniskis Guest

    Hi Mark,

    Aside from backlight, nothing on the screen.
     
  7. The only thing that may be working is the backlight and lid switch. :)

    Normally, the Toshiba DVD players will display a welcome screen even if
    the DVD drive is dead.

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