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Finely my RCA 5200P DVD player died

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Chris Shelly, Dec 26, 2002.

  1. Chris Shelly

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    When DVD players first hit the market several years ago I took the plunge and purchased a basic RCA 5200P DVD player. For the first 3 years it was installed in my mainstream home theater system and was used several times a week. In 1999 I upgraded to a Panasonic A112 mainly for DTS capability and the RCA was installed in another room. The RCA still saw weekly service.

    Late last year I wanted a new DVD player with some of the latest features so I bought a cheap Sampo DVE-611 and replaced the Panasonic A112. Basically I rotated all my DVD players around the house and now the old RCA was located to a guest bedroom and was used maybe 2 or 3 times a month.

    When I bought my new RPTV (Toshiba 57HDX82) I wanted to take advantage of progressive scan. So I bought a Toshiba SD-K710. This is Costco's version of the SD3800. I did not care much for the Sampo so I donated it to my sister.

    Today I was working in the guest bedroom and decided to watch a movie. When I turned it on I noticed that only the right side of the display was illuminated. When I installed a DVD it would not do anything. I could not hear the motor starting up or anything. It was basically dead. Not sure what is actually wrong with it and I really don't care. It was 6 years old and really outdated. 6 years of service is pretty good. I don't think anything today will last that long.

    I think I will take this opportunity to upgrade my Toshiba for a Panasonic CP72. I suspect my Panasonic A112 will be going next. It is now my current high time player.
     
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    Just an update...

    I decided to take it apart and see what makes it tick. It has no air vents so it was pretty clean inside but I did see a very light layer of dust on certain parts. I decided to blow some of the dust out with canned air.

    I put the lid back on and plugged it in. The display was working again so I tried a disk. When I tried a disk it was working perfectly again.

    It must have reset itself after being unplugged for a short while. Funny because I had a same problem with my Sherwood RD-7106 not switching on all the amps when digital sound was engaged a few weeks ago. It reset itself after leaving it unplugged for a short while. It must be the logic circuits getting confused.
     

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