What does "as when" mean here? I didn't get the meaning.

▪Luck played a role, as when cut-price DVD players debuted just in time for Christmas in 2001, months after the dotcom crash forced Mr Hastings to lay off a third of his 120-odd workers.

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There are a couple of words elided because they’re obvious from context to a native English speaker. Is it clearer as: “Luck played a role, as it did when cut-price DVD players debuted...”?

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