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post #39391 of 39409 Old 08-22-2014, 06:21 PM
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On the record which OPPO do you like the best?
Officially, on the record:

historically, for DVDs: the 983H

currently, for Blu-rays, DVDs, media files, and HDMI input from an HTPC: BDP-103D.

Note: I am not an audiophile, else I would need more expensive models.

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FWIW, my 83 stopped playing any BD's. DVD's were fine but nothing else. Disassembled the unit down to the optical drive, cleaned the lenses gently with swabs and a bit of alcohol and all is back to working perfectly. There were only a few cat hairs and bits of dust in there but that and slightly cloudy lenses were enough apparently. It's nice to have the trusty Oppo up and running again!

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I didn't get a resolution yet because of my situation of being in Brazil.

I tried tests that Oppo suggested but nothing worked.


I took off the DVD region free mod from JVB Digital and inserted back the original ribbon cable but nothing changed, the player still don't start.


I took the mod off because Oppo told me to do so, but I am pretty sure there is nothing to with this, because I installed it in the first month I bought the player in 2009) and it has always worked perfectly with it.


I believe the power supply board died because of one capacitor (that has a little bulge on of it). I sent pictures to them but they didn't seem to agree with me.


Anyway they offer to send another power supply board and another tray, but they said they where not sure that would solve the problem. The shipping cost for trying one solution that was not certain was too much risk.


I decide to send the player to them. It is on the way.


I cant shake the feeling it should not have happened because my player had very little usage (perhaps too little usage).


Just to correct one assertion I made about a fuse on the power board supply, now I am not sure it is a fuse or not because it is soldered to the PCB of the PSB.


Thank you and everybody for the suggestions and help.


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FWIW, my 83 stopped playing any BD's. DVD's were fine but nothing else. Disassembled the unit down to the optical drive, cleaned the lenses gently with swabs and a bit of alcohol and all is back to working perfectly. There were only a few cat hairs and bits of dust in there but that and slightly cloudy lenses were enough apparently. It's nice to have the trusty Oppo up and running again!

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That's too cool, we use lens tissue and reagent grade methanol to clean optics in the lasers I work on.
Some people have used Everclear in a pinch depending on the application.

Acetone is good too but you have to be careful with it especially with plastic and around glue.
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That's too cool, we use lens tissue and reagent grade methanol to clean optics in the lasers I work on.
Some people have used Everclear in a pinch depending on the application.

Acetone is good too but you have to be careful with it especially with plastic and around glue.
Spot on. I had the bottle of acetone sitting there but thought better of it after seeing the construction of the dual laser mechanism. It's really delicate and is clearly seated with an adhesive. IMO, the rubber spindle and some other mucky parts were safer to clean with swabs slightly dampened with white vinegar.
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FWIW, methanol is pretty bad for plastic and rubber parts. I wouldn't do anywhere near a consumer drive with it.
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FWIW, methanol is pretty bad for plastic and rubber parts. I wouldn't do anywhere near a consumer drive with it.
Yeah, not sure what would be the best liquid to use. Maybe 90% isopropyl or 99% if you can get it.
The optics I clean are a different grade I'm sure.
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Yeah, not sure what would be the best liquid to use. Maybe 90% isopropyl or 99% if you can get it.
The optics I clean are a different grade I'm sure.
I'd say that plain old distilled H2O is more than adequate, but isopropyl is also fine. Its the swabbing with a cotton swab that really does the trick. Unless the player has been subjected to smoke, a solvent really isn't called for.
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The alcohol is good because it evaporates rapidly, leaving no spotting.

Film on the lenses can come from fireplace, cooking or tobacco smoke, or, and this one is really nasty, oily particulates from scented candles. If you have picture or mirror glass nearby, or a similar non-porous surface, try swiping a finger across it to see if you get a smear (distinct from dust). If you do, then that gunk is being deposited on the player's laser lens, too. Meaning more frequent cleaning needed of the lens.
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I'd say that plain old distilled H2O is more than adequate, but isopropyl is also fine. Its the swabbing with a cotton swab that really does the trick. Unless the player has been subjected to smoke, a solvent really isn't called for.
I read where it's not wise to use water because of electrical conductivity or something like that.
Oppo is probably better suited at answering this question if anyone wants to DIY.
Otherwise it might be better to just send it in for them to clean and inspect.
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I have been kind of wondering why I do not see any recent posts by Neuromancer. Did something happen to him? His last post was in June. I have been having a hard time keeping up with the OPPO threads since the change and I only receive one automatic email update until I visit the forum again so I fall behind. It is unusual not to see him post as he has been doing this since the OPPO 83 release and possibly longer but I only started with the OPPO 83.

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I have been kind of wondering why I do not see any recent posts by Neuromancer. Did something happen to him? His last post was in June. I have been having a hard time keeping up with the OPPO threads since the change and I only receive one automatic email update until I visit the forum again so I fall behind. It is unusual not to see him post as he has been doing this since the OPPO 83 release and possibly longer but I only started with the OPPO 83.
He's alive and well. He probably isn't posting much because others have been fielding the questions that come up.
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^ Nothing has happened. Neuromancer is still actively posting -- most recently fielding questions in places which are discussing OPPO's new, Personal Audio products.
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He's alive and well. He probably isn't posting much because others have been fielding the questions that come up.
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^ Nothing has happened. Neuromancer is still actively posting -- most recently fielding questions in places which are discussing OPPO's new, Personal Audio products.
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Thanks guys for the update. Just glad he is not ill or something. I was even thinking that he might be testing a new OPPO BD player.

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LOL! I don't know how the OPPO threads would get by with out you, Bill, and Neuro.

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I have been kind of wondering why I do not see any recent posts by Neuromancer.
They only let him out on special occasions. It usually involves a note from his parole officer.
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I once heard grain alcohol from the liquor store was a good cleaner because it leaves no residue. Here in Pa. I believe you need a special permit to purchase it.

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