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Fixing a Durabrand PVS-1960 DVD player

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While this might not be that useful for most folks, it’s always good to hear about someone fixing something as opposed to just tossing it… John sent in his how to on fixing a burned-up Durabrand PVS-1960 portable DVD player – Link.

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  1. Thanks for making me work harder on this unit then trying to get Walmart to take it back. I have had one of these for about 2-years and it just stopped working after the grandparents borrowed it for a trip to the beach. It powered up fine but wouldn’t spin the disc. I took it apart, assuming that either the spin motor wasn’t getting power or was dead. I must admit that they do make this unit nice and easy to work on. I read the voltage coming into the spin motor at 300mv. I un-soldered the motor completely and disconnected the white plug from the assembly. I then tested the voltage at the plug at 3v. Very weird. To make a long testing story short, it turns out that the smaller motor that runs the 3 gears to move the laser had sand in-between the gears. This kept the spin-motor from getting enough power. I hand rotated the gears until they stopped and removed the sand grains, I kept rotating and removing until I was able to move the laser assembly across its entire track. Reconnected everything and it works great. The gears make a little more noise probably because I ended up removing some of the grease but I can live with that. Hope this helps someone else. I wish they had a better system for sealing those gears so debris doesn’t get in there.

  2. Opened up the back and found dirt in the small gear attached to the motor of the laser. Cleaned it like you said and all’s well. Thank you so much. JB:)

  3. Opened up the back and found dirt in the small gear attached to the motor of the laser. Cleaned it like you said and all’s well. Thank you so much. JB:)

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