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Fuse keeps blowing in DVD player

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by TreyP, Jun 21, 2002.

  1. TreyP

    TreyP Stunt Coordinator

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    I have an RCA model# RC5910...
    I bought it a little over a year ago, so its out of warranty. It just one day all of a sudden wouldn't come on. I figured it was a fuse, so I opened it up, and sure enough, it was blown. Just under where the fuse was, it said: 1.0A250V. I guessed this meant it was a 1Amp 250Volt fuse. I went up to Radio Shack and bought a 4 pack of these fuses for like $2. They had 2 different kinds: Fast-Acting Fuses and Slow-(something?) Fuses. The guy at the store said that mine was the Fast-Acting. So I bring this home, I pop one in, then go to plug the DVD player in. As soon as the plug touches the outlet... the fuse blows instantly. I tried a 2nd fuse and the same thing happened. I have no idea why this is happening. Anyone got suggestions?
    Thanks,
    Trey
     
  2. Bruce Hedtke

    Bruce Hedtke Cinematographer

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    Sounds like you have some exposed wire somewhere that is touching and blowing the fuse.

    Another thing, don't switch out the fuses. Keep using the fast-blow fuses. If you switched to a slow-blow fuse, it might work, but it would probably cause more damage to the machine because it the fuse was too strong and wouldn't pop when it sensed a problem.

    Bruce
     

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