How hard is it to fix a DVD player that doesn't play?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by wangchunggti337, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. wangchunggti337 macrumors regular

    wangchunggti337

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    I am wanting to buy a DVD player system on eBay, but the description says it does not play DVDs or CDs. I realize this could be due to many reasons, but is this a very bad sign or is there possibly an easy fix?

    Thanks for the help.

    Cheers.
     
  2. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    go to bestbuy u can get one for like $30.....:rolleyes:
     
  3. Spock macrumors 68000

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    Why not go buy a new one You can get them for around $30 here in the US
     
  4. wangchunggti337 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I realize I can buy a DVD player for cheap, but the reason I want this one is because it matches with my TV and speakers it comes with. Also, it upscales and has USB input. I was just wondering if this was a major problem.
     
  5. grinnelljd macrumors newbie

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    Blown IC

    I just opened the case of a nearly new DVD player that my brother got for free because it wasn't working.

    I discovered that an integrated circuit chip on the power supply board had blown. I was hoping it was going to be a simple fuse. By the time I track down and buy a replacement IC (and pay for shipping) I'd probably be halfway to the cost of a new player. Given that I haven't even held a soldering iron in years I would likely need to buy two chips just in case.

    If you know your way around a circuit board you may be able to bring the player you are interested in back to life. Not playing CD's or DVD's could potentially be a simple mechanical issue.

    Without having more info regarding the issue I wouldn't bid.
     
  6. Spock macrumors 68000

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    I figure a DVD player that wont play a DVD has a major problem. What kind of DVD player is it?
     
  7. -DH macrumors 65816

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    >>How hard is it to fix a DVD player that doesn't play?<<

    You're kidding with this question ... right?

    How good are you at diagnossing and repairing problems in consumer electronic gear? Answer that and you'll have answered your first question.

    -DH
     
  8. wangchunggti337 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, I realize it's a pretty broad question, but perhaps there is a common problem among DVD players. It's a Samsung ht-q100. My brother just fixed a DVD player by opening it up and plugging in something that had been loose.

     
  9. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Completely impossible to answer, mate.

    Like saying: "My car doesn't run. How hard could it be to fix it?"
     
  10. wangchunggti337 thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeah, I wish I had more info, but like a lot of items on eBay, there is little said in the description.

    Worth buying or stay away? for 100bucks?
     
  11. panoz7 macrumors 6502a

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    For $100! Stay away. How much does it cost new? $100 seems like a pretty big bet to make.

    EDIT: just looked it up online. This isn't just a dvd player... it seems to be one of those home theater systems in a box with a dvd player and matching speakers / subwoofer. It seems to sell for around $400 new. If it includes the speakers and the sub I'd consider buying it. Perhaps you could buy a replacement DVD player from samsung and use the speakers?
     

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