Just tore into my children's DVD player to repair a stuck button. I now have a problem with the remote not working.
I thought it might be the remote transmitter, so I tried the trick of lookig at it through a camcorder, and it does light up. I've now decided that it's the remote control receiver in the player. The player is a very inexpensive Apex player, but I hate to throw it away if it's inexpensive to repair. I didn't see any obviously loose pins on the circuit board.
Are these sensors somewhat generic? Something I can pick up at Radio Shack for a few $$$? Nowadays, the dvd players are just about useless without the remote. As a side note, I tried to program my Directv receiver remote, and it didn't work.