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Old 05-16-2008, 06:23 PM   #1
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Hi all,
Sorry to make a post about something I am sure arrises here, and on the internet time and time again, but I have a reason!.....

I have a relitvly new (but not under garuntee) cheapish DVD player here, which has packed up (in the terms of, just won't power on. )

After checking fuses, e.t.c, I opend it up (I only have a very basic knowledge of circuatry) but found orange stuff underneath/on the side of some of he capacitors. I have read about this before a long tme ago (and can't remember what you can do about it, also not know the correct word for it, I didn't find much by doing searches either.

Anyway, thias could stop the thing from proweing on?
What can I do to get rid of it, do I have to replace the whole cpaicitors/other comonats effected? or just scapre it off?, e.t.c?

Any adcise wuld be much apreciated. Thanks.

p.s, sorry for spelling mistakes, my spell checker seams to have packed up!

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Old 05-16-2008, 06:48 PM   #2
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Should have paid more attention in school then. I work as a contractor doing technical work, and to be honest, I don't have any idea what you are talking about. Do you maybe feel like the capacitors may have popped? That possibly the stuff that was in there is leaking out? If that is the case, it is probably junk. What I would do, in English, is call the company and see what they will do about it. You will need to speak coherently though.

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Old 05-17-2008, 03:11 AM   #3
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ermm, Thanks for your responce.

At is most basic, this this the question;

Orange stuff, on capacitors, what is it, whats causing it?


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Old 05-17-2008, 08:17 AM   #4
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Well, this this the answer, please post a pic so I can see what it is. Orange stuff is not a very vivid description, and it would seem to me that we could go on in this way for a long time, coming full circle to this orange stuff description, and a simple picture could speak 1000 words, without the added benefit of poor grammar and misspellings.

If you could get a picture up, it would really help me alot. Sorry if I seem rude, but I really get rubbed the wrong way when it comes to people not caring how they ask questions and using improper grammar, and in turn expecting intelligent answers.
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Well, this this the answer, please post a pic so I can see what it is. Orange stuff is not a very vivid description, and it would seem to me that we could go on in this way for a long time, coming full circle to this orange stuff description, and a simple picture could speak 1000 words, without the added benefit of poor grammar and misspellings.
I agree. I have quite a bit of experience with electronics and I'm wondering if this is not simply "potting" material, i.e. a glue of sorts that supports upright components and prevents their leads from breaking due to vibration. Often, electrolytics with axial leads are mounted with one end flush to the board and the other lead brought down against its body. This saves a considerable amount of space when designing the PC boards. If you see this orange stuff on all caps, this is probably it. But do post a picture.

Not to be a drag but if you know very little about electronics, you're probably not going to have that much luck. I have repaired quite a few audio/video components and the most common reasons for them not working is something bad in the supply section, often times (electrically) leaky or shorted caps. Still this would be impossible to coach you through.
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Old 05-17-2008, 11:20 AM   #6
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I suspect that your capacitors have leaked. There have been many problems caused by defective capacitors from Taiwan. You may be able to correct the problem by replacing the capacitors, if you have soldering equipment and the skill to use it. For more information on the bad capacitors, see http://home.earthlink.net/~doniteli/index27.htm or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague.
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Okay, thank you all for your reply. They are very much so appreciated.
I will go grab a picture now.

It could well be a 'potting' material, but, m thinking more along the lines of what matsukaze is saying.
And yeah, don;t worry, I would not expect anyone here to do something like that!.

(And just so you guys actually know my level of knowledge, I can put together circuit boards successfully, If I am told what components I need.)

Anyway, I will post a picture, and maybe someone can confirm for me.
Thanks a lot everyone for your continued help.
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If you could get a picture up, it would really help me a lot. Sorry if I seem rude, but I really get rubbed the wrong way when it comes to people not caring how they ask questions and using improper grammar, and in turn expecting intelligent answers.
I'm not one for getting bogged down with giving explanations, but I just want to add this note.
Thanks for your help again, and don't worry, I know what you mean about getting rubbed the wrong way with posts like my first one. I do a lot of online computer help, and get very fed up with people who don't give a damn about their grammar.
I'm just going through a bad time at the moment, and need this sorted – sorry.
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Not a problem bro. Good luck, can't wait to see your pic.
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Hi, okay, here we go (sorry they are not the best (I have left the lead for my decent camera at work! )

http://heavens-end.co.uk/share/PHOT0011.JPG
http://heavens-end.co.uk/share/PHOT0009.JPG
http://heavens-end.co.uk/share/PHOT0010.JPG


Hope that kind of helps, if you want, let meh know, and I'll make sure I bring the lead for the better camera back on Monday!

P.s, I know the whole board seams very badly put together....so you proberbly hopeless, But I really would aprecite confirmation on the orange stuff! Thanks.

P.p.s, sevver, I have almost the exact same interest as you! :D:p
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That stuff under the caps looks normal to me. It is like glue. I updated my profile too, I am currently an ATM machine technician for NCR until construction comes back. I bounce between the two.
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I didn't know DIYchatroom covers computer repairs.

The guys do know their business.
But don't you think your question would be better placed at forums dedicated to computers, and mother board issues.
After taking another look at your second picture. When the picture is magnified it does look like a brown substance is leaking onto the motherboard.
Sites like
cybertechhelp.com/forums
hardwarehell.com
Hardwaresecrets.com
Computerhope.com
forums.techguy.org
It always helps to Include all information you can find on the device/ DVD player. The name on the player; the manufacturer; any serial numbers. How old is the player.
Well good luck to you.
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That stuff under the caps looks normal to me. It is like glue. I updated my profile too, I am currently an ATM machine technician for NCR until construction comes back. I bounce between the two.
oh right, Okay.
Im not saying your wrong on that conclusion, but, ermm, if it were glue, wouldn't it be under every capacitor?


Ohh right! That figures! Sounds pretty good. Keep up the good work mate!
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I didn't know DIYchatroom covers computer repairs.

The guys do know their business.
But don't you think your question would be better placed at forums dedicated to computers, and mother board issues.
After taking another look at your second picture. When the picture is magnified it does look like a brown substance is leaking onto the motherboard.
Sites like
cybertechhelp.com/forums
hardwarehell.com
Hardwaresecrets.com
Computerhope.com
forums.techguy.org
It always helps to Include all information you can find on the device/ DVD player. The name on the player; the manufacturer; any serial numbers. How old is the player.
Well good luck to you.
T.
Hi there, Thanks for your informative responce, But this isn't a computer, nor a motherboard. Anyway, I only need someone to tell me what the 'orange stuff is', so unless anyone else has any ideas, then thats this thread done!
Thanks for all you help everyone......but if anyone has any other comments/sugestions, please do speak now! :D

Oh, and encase it helps, yits a Goodmans DVD/CD Player. GDVD148

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Right its a PCB, a printed circuit board made of fiberglass. The substance is liquid electrolyte. You might find some helpful information at Badcaps.net

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