Originally Posted by zdravez
Had exactly the same thing happening to me today..... Unit was getting hot for some time, but i thought it was from other components in my AV cabinet...alas ... It turned out to be the Oppo.
It is only 3 or 4 years old and has been used very sparingly .... i would say 50 times at most for its life time... For a high end wanna be it should last 10+ years with moderate use... I was eying the BDP-93 ... but i have second thoughts now... oh well...
I did open the player and found out that a capacitor from the Power Supply board had exploded and 2-3 more capacitors are deformed... the board is burned around the faulty components.
I tried searching for spare parts for this unit online, but with no luck... any suggestions where can i buy a spare PSU board for this unit?
I emailed Oppo and within 10 minutes I got a response. They gave me a couple suggestions but they didn't work. They also sent me the link for repair service and was suprised that it was only $49 plus shipping to them. Unit still has no display with only a few characters showing and the tray will not open and the unit is very hot on top. For $49 I will be shipping it back for repair. I did check and the unit is 3 years old. Here is the email I got back from them:
Please try the following:
1. Physically disconnect the OPPO DVD player from the power source for no less than 15 minutes. Press the Power button on the front panel for 3 seconds.
2. Reconnect the power directly to your walled power outlet, bypassing any power switch or conditioner.
3. Re-Download and install the latest firmware release (http://www.oppodigital.com/dv981hd/d...re-20-0722.asp
4. Clean the bottom of your disc with a non-abrasive cloth.
5. Blow a little compressed air into the DVD unit.
Attempt playback again. If your unit still does not properly operate, then your unit will likely need to be recalled for repair servicing.
An Out of Warranty Repair for the DV-981HD will cost $49.00 plus shipping to us. This fee will cover all parts, labor, and return shipping to domestic United States addresses. You can purchase an Out of Warranty Repair Service at: http://oppodigital.com/proddetail.asp?prod=RSDV981HD
You can ignore the RMA field. Once we have received your order you will receive a return shipping authorization and instructions within 24 hours.
OPPO Digital, Inc.
2629B Terminal Blvd.
Mountain View, CA 94043[email protected]