I have this old DVD player(date is 2003), someone left for me to look at, and whatever was wrong with it was more effort than this thing was worth, so it ended up in a box of failures.
I was recently looking for a new motor for a dvd player, and went through this device and snatched the motor, only to find out that this motor was just a tad too big to fit in the new spot. so I got to thinking that there are lots of good parts there for microcontroller projects, and started playing with the parts. I took some of the buttons off, but most of the electronics are hooked up.
I have a 5 minute video that shows the parts laying out on a table. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAY-7dzLJH8
The important details:
VFD display, with nifty icons 7-segment, and dot matrixs
It seems to be controlled by a TOPRO 6312F chiphttp://www.datasheetarchive.com/TP6312F-datasheet.html
It has voltage connected to one side of the board, and the other side has a connector that has terminations labeled:
This info taken straight from the datasheet:
The TP6312 is a VFD (Vacuum Fluorescent Display)
controller/driver that is driven on a 1/4 to 1/11-duty
factor. It consists of 11 segment output lines, 6 grid
output lines, 5 segment/grid output drivelines, a
display memory, a control circuit, and a Key scan
circuit. Serial data is input to TP6312 through a
Serial data is input to TP6312 through a
three-line serial interface. This VFD controller/driver
is ideal as a peripheral device of a single-chip
Multiple display modes (11-segment & 11-digit to
16-segment & 4-digit)
Key scanning (6 × 4 matrices)
Dimming circuit (eight steps)
High-voltage output (VDD – 35V max)
circuit. LED ports (4 chs, 20 mA max)
General-purpose input port (4 bits)
No external resistor necessary for driver outputs
(P-ch open-drain + pull-down resistor output)
Serial interface (CLK, STB, DIN, DOUT)
It wont work without the controller board, that board has 2 16meg ram chips(Hynix HY57v161610dtc-7), and some fine pitched quad chips MT 1379GE, 1336E, an MX 9v800abtc-cs, and a cmd 5954.
It might be neat to also do things with the video/audio, maybe if I put solder up wires to it, I can control it with the arduino, and make it do something.
Im not sure, but I think the DVD player is a Magnasonic DVD-802 DVD Player DVD Video Dolby Digital MP3, Heres a listing on amazon http://www.amazon.com/Magnasonic-DVD-802-Player-Video-Digital/dp/B0097CKCP0
Based on those photos, I think this is the DVD player.
I just found this, a similar hackhttp://atmega.magictale.com/828/a-dvd-player-hack/http://atmega.magictale.com/853/vfd-driver-demo/
with this videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDC-ukx5FA0