My kids were watching their portable DVD player last night when, all of a sudden, the smoke escaped :-)
Opening it up revealed a 'fried' SMD near where the 12V DC input enters the circuit board (the 'fried' SMD is near the centre of the following photo and the 12V DC input socket is at the top middle of the photo):
A close up of the 'fried' SMD is in this photo:
So, anybody like to take a stab at identifying it (my guess was some form of voltage regulator?). Yep, I probably will end up trashing it and buying a new DVD player, but thought I'd try my hand at a repair out of interest (I've really nothing to loose).
Thanks for your help.