Receiver Powering Off

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  1. Jim Rondeau

    Jim Rondeau Stunt Coordinator

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    I have a Yamaha DSP-A1 and today after using it for a while it powered off. I went to power it back on and after a couple of seconds it would power itself off again. I unhooked each speaker and checked each time with the same result. I've got everything removed from the receiver, but it keeps powering off. Any ideas?

    Thanks.
     
  2. ChristopherDAC

    ChristopherDAC Producer

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    Just an opinion, but it sounds like you are tripping the thermal protection circuit. In that case, you probably have a dead short somewhere, most likely the power supply, and there's so much current going through it that the reciever would catch on fire if it weren't for a little thermostat-type device which cuts off the power. You relly need to get it repaired, either that or junk it and get something new. Just think, perfect justification for an upgrade! [​IMG]
    Either that or you've blown a capacitor and the thing's gone unstable, but generally that's a flash and bang the people around the block know about.
     
  3. Kamil_k

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    You should also consider the possibility that one or more of your speaker connections is bad/loose/broken. I had a binding post on a speaker break without my knowledge and the receiver kept shutting itself off. Fixing the post solved the problem.
    Check all speaker cabling and connections. If a strand from a positive is loose and touching negative (for example; this is one fo many things you should look for) then the avr will shut off.
     

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