Can I fix my receiver?

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  1. Drew Dockery

    Drew Dockery Stunt Coordinator

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    My old receiver is a JVC RX-715VTN. It's just an old Pro Logic receiver, but if possible I'd still like to bring it back to life. I loaned it to a friend from work, and if she liked it she was going to use it to replace her faulty receiver. As it turns out, her receiver was fine, but the power was a problem. Her receiver would play for 4-5 minutes, then shut itself off. Mine did the same thing, only now mine doesn't work at all.

    My receiver now has 2 settings - off and standby. I can't get it to actually turn on. Having limited electronics knowledge I opened mine up to look around. I found that a fuse was busted, and after striking out at Radio Shack paid over $5 to get one directly from JVC. I replaced the fuse and the results were the same. Even worse, after doing this, it promply blew the new fuse as well, so now I'm back where I started. Does anyone have any ideas as to what I can try?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Jagan Seshadri

    Jagan Seshadri Supporting Actor

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    What do you mean "the power was the problem" at your friend's place? What exactly was wrong with the power at her place?

    As for fuses blowing, probably something bad has happened to your power supply, and it's probably better to ditch this amplifier than to get it repaired. Also, power supply problems require the proper knowledge and tools to fix them, so if you do decide to get it fixed, take it to a certified repair shop.

    -JNS
     
  3. Drew Dockery

    Drew Dockery Stunt Coordinator

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    I don't know what the problem was, but she ended up switching outlets and now her old receiver works flawlessly, so obviously the problem was something to do with the power rather than the receiver itself.
     
  4. Jerome Grate

    Jerome Grate Cinematographer

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    Can you check the fuse in the back if there is one. I would start there first.
     

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