New to this forum, but wondering if i can save my grandads old Panasonic DVD/Video machine. He has complained of it doing random things like turning on and off randomly, for a week or so, before going into its current state of being totally dead.
I read with interest online that this is a common problem with Pana's and having read the blown capacitor stories, opened up grandads machine to find 3 areas of "darkened" PCB, all in the region of Capacitors! But i am not an electrical guy, i potter with cars and motorbikes mechanical bits...but a PCB scares the **** out of me to be brutally honest.
So you experts out there, if i attach pictures, could you advise me (a) is it worth saving, (b) what parts do i need to replace and could i get them from RS Components, (c) is the machine likely to work properly and long enough to get further use out of it?
Grandad has bought a new machine now, so if i can fix this one he has said i could keep it, so it is in my own interest to try and get it fixed :-)
Many thanks all. Marty/djdrivek