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Odd Click

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Samuel Des, Aug 29, 2001.

  1. Samuel Des

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    My receiver will occasionally emit an odd click, a sound that is similar to the snap from static discharge. The click is not transmitted to the speakers, but seems to be generated within the chassis. This occurs whether the receiver is on or off; it does *not* seem to occur when I unplug it, or turn off the master switch. The frequency with which the snap-click sound occurs seems to be increasing. (Though I cannot say for certain.) Is this sound a symptom for a developing problem? Or is it simply a sign of normal usage/wear-and-tear/whatever?
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    Sam
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  2. Samuel Des

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    In thinking over my setup, I wondered whether having my cable box on top of the receiver might cause this popping sound. Last night, with stand-by "off," the click went off again. It's not enough to annoy -- I only notice it every now and again -- but I worry whether the sound is a warning for a problem on down the line.
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    this is interesting. so, you are saying this click happens whether the receiver is on or off?
    have you tried unplugging it? is it completely random?
    you also state it's happening more frequently? i'd say (if it's worth it to you) to have it checked out.
    btw - i wouldn't place anything on top of the receiver - especially if the vents are on top. you'll prevent heat from escaping and cook whatever is on top.
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    In humid or damp conditions Capacitors can discharge. I had a television when new (first 24 hours) do the same thing. It was most likely stored in a damp or humid warehouse before it was delivered.
     
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    This also happens to both my tv and reciever. Glad to know I wasn't the only one.
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