Help on H02 error code on Denon 1600

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  1. M_a_r_k^NE

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    My friend has a Denon 1600 DVD player. Highly regarded player. It does not play discs now and shows "H02" error readout. Looked up those numbers in the manual and says to bring the player to a service technician. Anyone have experience with this code and what to do? Is the player shot and just get a new player? Fixable? Common problem? Help. Thank you.
     
  2. David Massey

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    Don't know about Denon but that code on a Panasonic means a bad spindle motor. Open the unit and see if the disc spins, if not give it a little spin by hand, if it starts spinning it is the motor.
     
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    The 1600 and RP82 are basically the same inside, so the problem is the same, and this is a well known problem with these units. If you do a search on "HO2", you will unfortunately find plenty of info.
     
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    THis is what extended warranties are for. In the case of the 1600, well worth the money, since the problem typically shows up after a year has gone by and the warranty has expired. Should be fertile ground for a class action suit IMHO.
     
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    The motor part number is RXQ0745B, that is supposed to be the improved motor. If you have any experience working on electronics you should be able to replace it yourself, be sure to mark the height of the spindle before removing, if you haven't worked on electronics before I wouldn't suggest trying. The best place I have found to get one is MCM Electronics, about $40 with shipping.
     
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    Thanks, guys.
     
  7. matt-f

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    Stay away from RXQ0742B. It's the same as RXQ0745B except it's higher priced.

    After you replace the spindle motor, you gotta perform the tilt calibration to optimize the optical pick up to read at optimum levels. Worse case when not calibrated is that the unit has trouble reading discs.
     

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