I have the following stack of components in my entertainment center:
[ul][li] Receiver[/li][li]5-CD changer[/li][li]VCR[/li][li]DVD player[/ul][/li]
They’re in a cabinet that has a glass door. The back of this cabinet has an opening for ventilation - a big one, like 10 inches by 24. Nonetheless, it gets hot in that cabinet.
None of the other components has acted up, but lately the DVD player has been having problems. Unless the cabinet door is left open for at least 24 hours, if you try to play a DVD, it will start to freeze up about an hour into the movie and eventually will refuse to play.
The last time I tried to play a DVD, the cabinet door had been closed… and I couldn’t even get the machine to admit it had a disc in its innards at all.
I had to take all of the stuff out of that cabinet so I could move it - so here’s my question. Will it help at all if I move the DVD player to the bottom of the stack? (you know, because heat rises.) Alternatively, should I raise it off the stack and put in on its own shelf?
I hate to toss it and buy a new one, but I’m afraid if I try to have it repaired, it will wind up costing almost as much as a new one.
Do I need to figure out a way to suck the hot air out of this cabinet, like with some sort of fan?