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The dvd burner in my Magnavox MDR515H/F7 got jammed, and by the time I got the disk out, the drive was toast.

Where can I purchase a replacement drive for this unit?

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The dvd burner in my Magnavox MDR515H/F7 got jammed, and by the time I got the disk out, the drive was toast.

Where can I purchase a replacement drive for this unit?

Thanks!!

It's all found right here:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/940657/magnavox-537-535-533-515-513-2160a-2160-2080-philips-3576-3575/0_60#post_12355769
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Thanks for the info. It looks like they no longer sell the 515 drive.

Has anyone used a 513 drive in a 515?
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Thanks for the info. It looks like they no longer sell the 515 drive.

Has anyone used a 513 drive in a 515?

 

The 2160A/513 burner (same for both models), PN N78F0FUN, should work OK. It'll come with a Main CBA (PCB) that will have FW for that other model loaded on it, but you can always update your FW to the latest 513 FW or even SuperFW 727V, as described here. (All FW resides on the DVD burner CBA/PCB.)

 

IMO, best option might be to get the 513 burner, if available, but only install the burner, not the PCB and see how that works first... it *should* work OK. Installing the PCB later, with FW update, is a fallback option.

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Heres an update on my original post.

  1. I contacted Funai Parts using the email address that DigaDo provided via the post link.
  2. They told me that I should use the PN N78F0FUN for my unit.
  3. When the part came in, I installed only the drive since there had not been any known damage to the PCB.
  4. Preliminary tests show the drive is reading properly, and I'm back running again.

I still haven't burnt a disk, but I expect that will go fine as well.

Bottom line is that the 513 drive does indeed work in a 515.

Thanks to both DigaDo and Wajo for the help.
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Heres an update on my original post.

  1. I contacted Funai Parts using the email address that DigaDo provided via the post link.
  2. They told me that I should use the PN N78F0FUN for my unit.
  3. When the part came in, I installed only the drive since there had not been any known damage to the PCB.
  4. Preliminary tests show the drive is reading properly, and I'm back running again.

I still haven't burnt a disk, but I expect that will go fine as well.

Bottom line is that the 513 drive does indeed work in a 515.

Thanks to both DigaDo and Wajo for the help.

 

Others who might need a replacement burner for a 515 be aware that this works seamlessly since he didn't replace the "Main CBA" (PCB) that comes with each new burner. All machine FW resides on that Main CBA, so he retained his 515 FW and all its upgraded operating features.

 

IF you were to also replace the Main CBA with the 513 CBA, you'd get the FW for the 513, not the 515, so you'd probably want to install SuperFW 727V designed for the 515.


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