Receiver shuts off intermittently.....

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Felix_H, Dec 16, 2003.

  1. Felix_H

    Felix_H Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi fellow members. Its been AWHILE since my last post.

    I just borrowed LOTR:The Twin Towers Extenede edition from a friend and deceided to watch it tonight.

    I have never had these problems the last five years and I have not used my HT that much over the last 2 years.

    I have a Denon AVR-3300 and when the dvd plays for abit, it automatically shuts down. The "On/Standy" buttoin then blinks red. This button should just be a solid red.

    I was having a feeling that too much heat from the receiver caused the automatic shutdown. I put a small fan blowing cool air near the top of receiver and it seemed to help abit. But whenever I wish to turn up the volume, the receiver will just shut down at certain "loud" parts in the movie. Thus I have had to watch the movie with a lower volume. It this odd?

    Apparently, the same thing happened when I watched Pirates of the Carribean last week.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on whta is going on or how I can fix this problem?

    Equipment:
    Denon AVR-3300
    Panasonic DV-333
    Mission 77 series speakers
    Velodyne CT-120

    Thanks!
     
  2. John Garcia

    John Garcia Executive Producer

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    Check for shorted wires at each speaker and at the receiver. Next, hook one speaker at a time to the receiver and try out a problem scene. If the receiver shuts down with just a single speaker, you may have a damaged speaker. If it takes a combination of speakers or only happens with all speakers connected, you may be simply asking too much of this receiver with these speakers.

    Do you have specs for the speakers? Are they set to small or large?
     
  3. Jason_A

    Jason_A Stunt Coordinator

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    Is it very dusty where your receiver is? If there is dust inside the receiver it might cause overheating problems.

    I would get one of those Canned Air things and open the receiver box carefully and delicatly then spray the air can in there.

    Jason
     
  4. Felix_H

    Felix_H Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I will try both. It is a little dusty around the area. :b
     
  5. ChrisHeflen

    ChrisHeflen Supporting Actor

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    Make sure postive goes to postive and neg goes to neg from receiver to speaker.
     
  6. ChrisWiggles

    ChrisWiggles Producer

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    And make sure your receiver has plenty of airflow, and is NOT sitting on carpet, or a similar material which blocks intake at the bottom. The last couple times I responded to threads with shutdown amps/receivers, this was the culprit.
     
  7. Bret Pritchett

    Bret Pritchett Stunt Coordinator

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    Is anything on top of the receiver?
     
  8. Felix_H

    Felix_H Stunt Coordinator

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    There was. It was ok before.

    My permament solution was to remove anything on top of it.
    Problem solved. [​IMG]
     

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