Pioneer VSX-56TXi receiver freezing

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  1. edwin108

    edwin108 Auditioning

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    Hello,

    I have a Pioneer Elite VSX-56TXi receiver that is having some problems. It freezes and cannot be turned off until I unplug it. Then, the standby light doesn't turn on when I plug it in. I can only get it to turn on after leaving it unplugged for several hours. Also, when it freezes, it keeps playing audio. If anyone knows of a fix, or which component could be faulty, please let me know.

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    Is it possible to reset the receiver after it's been unplugged for a while?

    1 Switch the receiver into standby.
    2 While holding down the front panel TONE
    button, press and hold
    STANDBY/ON for about
    three seconds.
    The display shows
    RESET?
    .
    3 Press the front panel TONE– button.
    The display shows
    OK?
    .
    4 Within 5 seconds, press TONE+.
    The display shows
    OK
    and the receiver should now be
    reset
     
  3. lemon-scented

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    Hello Edwin, I also have the VSX-56TXi that is having the exact same freezing issue. Were you able to get the issue resolved? What components did you replace or repair process did you use?
     
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    I found several bad capacitors on the main control board and replaced them. The capacitors I replaced are circled below:

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    I think the most important capacitor to replace is the disc-shaped one here:

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    This was my favorite/best receiver i ever owned. great amps and awesome Pioneer sound. If it had HDMI it would be a receiver to be reckoned with today
     

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