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Help....My Receiver Keeps Turning Off

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by StephenGencs, Mar 13, 2005.

  1. StephenGencs

    StephenGencs Active Member

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    On Friday I got a 5.1 set up finally. I have had a decent Marantz SR-6200 receiver for some time now, but never any surround speakers....

    So I set up the speakers and ran all my cables and now my receiver keeps shutting off. I am assuming there is a short somewhere, or it is going into "safe mode". I have checked all the connections and cant seem to find what the problem is.

    Anyone have any advice....

    Thanks
    Gencs
     
  2. AlbertD

    AlbertD Well-Known Member

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    I would suggest disconnecting all the speaker wires to the receiver and then plug and test them one at a time until you find the short.
     
  3. StephenGencs

    StephenGencs Active Member

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    thanks...
    I am thinking that I may have found the problem....
    and the error is so stupid, i am not going to post my idiocy...

    gencs..
     
  4. Chu Gai

    Chu Gai Well-Known Member

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    Oh, just post it and don't worry about it. You'll probably help someone.
     
  5. MikeGee

    MikeGee Well-Known Member

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    i'm guessing it was a reverse wire somewhere down the line..
    I had my 1014 turn off when one of the speakers got disconnected (after a week of breaking it in.. then finally testing it out.. knocking the speaker right off the bookshelf and disconnecting it..)
     
  6. DavidAM

    DavidAM Well-Known Member

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    I'd like to hear the problem. Mine recently started doing the same thing, but I haven't taken the time to troubleshoot it yet.
     
  7. MikeGee

    MikeGee Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking one reason the receiver could do this is at high volumes there is not enough power feeding into all of electronics and it shuts down as a safty feature... am i way off base here?
     
  8. Thomas Willard

    Thomas Willard Well-Known Member

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    Receivers have protective circuits to shut down to protect the transistor finals. Too much current results in too much heat and without a protective circuit to save the transistors, you have a big repair bill.

    Assuming the circuit is working correctly you need to determine the reason for excess current. Most likely a shorted wire. Keep in mind that at low volume levels such a short may not generate enough current to cause the receiver to go into its protective shut down mode. I once drove a nail into one of the speaker leads and only on certain loud volume demands would the receiver trip off.

    Using low (4 ohm) impedance speakers or both the A and B speakers on at the same time (if you have a set of B speakers hooked up) might cause too much current demand on the receiver. Or it could be a shorted wire as I experienced.

    By disconnecting all of the speaker wires and then reconnecting one at a time, you will eventually find the culprit.
     

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