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help with sony reciever error message

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Dan_ M, Mar 27, 2002.

  1. Dan_ M

    Dan_ M Auditioning

    Mar 23, 2001
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    a guy at work brought in an older sony reciever (str-d6580z)

    to see if i could fix it.

    when turning on the power all i get is a flashing error message "protector" and will do nothing else,

    does anyone know what this may be and how to fix it?

    thanks for any help
  2. Jorge M

    Jorge M Stunt Coordinator

    Feb 27, 2001
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    My folks have an old Kenwood receiver that would display the same message when the speakers were wired incorrectly, like connecting a speaker's + wire to the left channel and - wire to the right, or something stupid like that. This sony might've experienced something similar and thus needs resetting, or it might've shorted internally and thus thinks that you're connecting speakers incorrectly. I would check to see if there's something shorting the channels (inside or outside the chassis), and then I would try to reset it (to do this you might need to press a recessed button with a ball-point pen, or you press and hold down a button while turning the unit on).

    Let us know if you have any luck!


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