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Replacing DVD Player Motor?

Old 03-28-07, 12:46 PM
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Replacing DVD Player Motor?

I have a Coby portable DVD player that I have worn the motor out in. It's only a year old and I don't want to get rid of it just yet. Is it possible to just replace the motor? If so, how hard is it to do? And is it even worth the trouble?
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Old 03-28-07, 01:45 PM
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It's probably not worth the trouble with how cheap those things are going for now, but I'd see if you couldn't score a relatively cheap used dvd drive and scavenge the motor from it. No guarantee it will fit or work.
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Old 03-28-07, 01:53 PM
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I can't see how this could even be worth it.
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Old 03-28-07, 01:54 PM
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ah... he he, I JUST threw a way two older DVD players... oh well. I do have one that has a power issue and it won't come on (it's an APEX).
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Old 03-28-07, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Joxer
ah... he he, I JUST threw a way two older DVD players... oh well. I do have one that has a power issue and it won't come on (it's an APEX).
This is a portable DVD player. The drive motor he wants is probably closer to a laptop optical drive size, not a standalone player size.
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Old 03-29-07, 10:38 AM
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By the time you buy the motor and get it fixed, you could have purchased a brand new one, and possibly a movie to go with it.
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Old 03-29-07, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Joxer
ah... he he, I JUST threw a way two older DVD players... oh well. I do have one that has a power issue and it won't come on (it's an APEX).
Can I make a suggestion please? It seems to me that you have spent the equivalent dollars in "cheap" players as to what a Sony or Toshiba player would have cost.

Maybe try getting something in the 60-70 dollar range that might last a little longer?
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Old 03-31-07, 07:22 PM
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One was a Sony, the other was a Philips. They both cost me over $150, so I don't think brand matters.
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