Help! 2 Receivers down in one day!

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  1. RandyLew

    RandyLew Auditioning

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    Long time lurker, I rarely post, but this forum is really helpful and I hope someone can help me. Have no idea what happened but I have a JVC RX-884 that I've had about 6 years. Yesterday I turned it on and it just seemed to die..the power comes on, but no led's light up on the display panel. I had kind of resigned myself to getting a new one. But in the time being I was going to hook up another old receiver I had laying around. I plugged it in and it worked for a few seconds then the same thing..I know I am due for a new one, but anybody have any idea why? (Don't want to plug in a new one and the same thing)Or maybe there is a magical reset button that I can use? Thanks for any help...
     
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    brentl Cinematographer

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    Line irregularities?? check to see whether you blew the fuses, just be careful if they are internal, make sure you unplug the unit and stay WELL away from the capacitors.

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  3. RandyLew

    RandyLew Auditioning

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    Thanks Brent! Will give it a try...Pretty sure the fuses are in the inside--Line irreglularities? Can you expand on that just a little bit? Thanks again!
     
  4. Mort Corey

    Mort Corey Supporting Actor

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    Plug a light bulb (or an amp meter) into the receptacle that you plugged the receivers into and if it explodes you'll know you might have a line problem [​IMG] It all may have been one of those bizarre coincidences but I'd sure check....replacing receivers is one thing...replacing a burned down house is quite another.

    Mort
     
  5. RandyLew

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    Thanks Mort--I'm with you, a burned down house would suck--[​IMG] This would be some kind of coincidence though..one thing I plugged them both into the same surge protector, that has other things plugged in as well..it is just weird..thanks again..
     
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    I would suggest that there is a short in your speakers somewhere. Trying to drive a 0 ohm impedance will shut down most recievers in a hurry. I assume that you "hooked up" your old unit to the speakers, of course, and you would have noticed if the wires were bridged at the head end.
     

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