How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask info tech Your Own Question

info tech
info tech, Technician
Category: Recorders and Players
Satisfied Customers: 14395
Experience:  Technician for many high street outlets 20 years plus experience
18621325
Type Your Recorders and Players Question Here...
info tech is online now

I have a Panasonic DVD recorder model no DMR-EX95VEBS that

Customer Question

Hi, I have a Panasonic DVD recorder model no DMR-EX95VEBS that will no longer tune the stations although the signal still passes through to the TV. Already recorded programs work, as does the DVD player, VHS, etc. The tuner displays a broken grey screen.
The signal strength is good but the signal quality is zero. it sounds identical to a post from about a year ago from Serena.
I am a retired mainframe computer engineer from the days when we didn't just swap cards so can still use a soldering iron if you can give me some advice.
Regards
Stuart
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Recorders and Players
Expert:  info tech replied 1 year ago.
Hello
Welcome
Stuart you will need to get the RAM drive out of the machine there is a capacitor that goes bad and takes out the 5vdc supply to the tuner it should be evident what one it is when you get the drive out there are two other boards (from my memory) that have to be taken out to so you gain access, get that far if you do not see the capacitor let me know (it will be leaking or ballooned)
Anthony
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Anthony
Thanks. It was a bit of a game to get the PCB out as you have to dismantle the DVD drive, associated metal work and the carrier for the small PCB. For a convenient access I also took out the hard drive.
However on inspection I have 2 suspect 680uf capacitors that look past their best and that I will replace. They are C1808 and C1236. Without a circuit diagram I can't be sure that I have the one you mean. Are you able to confirm that one of them is the right one?
I'd rather not reassemble this lot only to find that it needs to come apart again!!
Regards
Stuart.
Expert:  info tech replied 1 year ago.
Replace both and yes the bad one is a 680 (its been a long time since I did this) one is a resrevoir cap for the 5vdc for the digital tuner if both look bad just replace both and yes it is a job to do that but as I say its really obvious when you get in there
Stuart please remember to rate the answer positively with the rating bar of smileys or stars as this is the only way I receive credit fro the site thank you
Let me know if you need more help
Anthony
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Anthony
I'm just waiting to purchase the Capacitors and, as ever, I've everything in the odds drawer but the right capacitance.
I'll definitely let you know how I get on.
Regards
Stuart
Expert:  info tech replied 1 year ago.
Thats OK
Let me know
Anthony
info tech, Technician
Satisfied Customers: 14395
Experience: Technician for many high street outlets 20 years plus experience
info tech and other Recorders and Players Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Success.
Thank you.
Stuart.
Expert:  info tech replied 1 year ago.
Great news! Thanks for the rating RegardsAnthony

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • My Expert answered my question promptly and he resolved the issue totally. This is a great service. I am so glad I found it I will definitely use the service again if needed. One Happy Customer
< Previous | Next >
  • My Expert answered my question promptly and he resolved the issue totally. This is a great service. I am so glad I found it I will definitely use the service again if needed. One Happy Customer
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • LOAJ3256

    LOAJ3256

    Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    154
    35 years technical audio and video systems integrator
< Previous | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/LO/LOAJ3256/2011-12-4_22744_LAURADADJULY2011.64x64.jpg LOAJ3256's Avatar

    LOAJ3256

    Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    154
    35 years technical audio and video systems integrator
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/SU/supercj21/2012-6-10_17444_IMG201206071852341.64x64.jpg Sijad H.'s Avatar

    Sijad H.

    Customer Service

    Satisfied Customers:

    46
    Expert at repairing faulty dvd players at intermediate level.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/DI/dimmusacio/2012-1-26_194857_JA2.64x64.jpg Freddy M.'s Avatar

    Freddy M.

    Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    32
    Years of experience
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/RO/robbinsmtu/2011-10-20_11439_propic.64x64.jpg Dr-Obbins's Avatar

    Dr-Obbins

    Engineer

    Satisfied Customers:

    24
    Very experienced Information Technology professional. Business owner and more.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/SH/shaheen97/2012-9-13_2743_meooty.64x64.JPG Shaheen's Avatar

    Shaheen

    Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    22
    Chief Technical Officer for 2+ years
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/LI/littlerusty/2015-7-13_19399_eadhot.64x64.jpg Rusty's Avatar

    Rusty

    Engineer

    Satisfied Customers:

    275
    Karaoke Systems Manager, signal specialist, all recorders and players expert
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/ET/eter/2016-7-21_174524_pete.64x64.jpg Pete's Avatar

    Pete

    Engineer

    Satisfied Customers:

    153
    Over 16 years of experience in the Electronics and IT industries.
 
 
 

Related Recorders and Players Questions