Fixed receiver shutting down, might be useful to someone

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  1. Law

    Law Agent

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    Two days ago my Pioneer Elite VSX-37TX started acting funny. Not funny 'ha-ha', but funny in a PT Anderson sort of way. Just watching TV, the receiver started shutting down if the volume was increased over
    -25dB. My first thought was, "What's that smell?" but right after that was, "What's wrong with my receiver?"

    I checked the speaker connections to make sure there were no stray wires getting cozy with each other or snuggling up to the chassis and they were all okay. I tried switching to stereo mode to determine which speaker is humping the bunk and discovered stereo worked fine. Even if I turned it all the way up to +12.

    After I regained consciousness I thought, "What's that smell?" then, "It must be the center or rears." I got into the speaker setup and turned the center speaker off and retried and everything worked with no problem, even if I turned it up to +12.

    When I awoke I turned the center back on just to be thorough and, "What the.....it works!"

    So I made some popcorn, grabbed a bear and watched American Idol. What the problem was I don't know.

    Oh, and the smell turned out to be a piece of pepperoni that had fallen under the coffee table.
     
  2. Neil White

    Neil White Supporting Actor

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    Can I have some of whatever you're on!

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  3. ChrisHeflen

    ChrisHeflen Supporting Actor

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    Do you have any pepperoni left?
     
  4. John S

    John S Producer

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    Mmmmm Pizzza.... lol
     

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