Receiver turns on, then goes to standby right away!

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  1. Matt:Brunmeier

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    I got this receiver off ebay a while ago and haven't been home to check whether it works. I'm obviously a little flustered because it seems to me that I was sent a broken receiver.

    I turn it on, then no matter what I do a few seconds later it goes right back to standby. It's a Sherwood RD-7106. Does anyone know what could cause this?
     
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    Unplug all your speaker wires and try it again and see if you still have the same problem, in case there is a short somewhere.
     
  3. Matt:Brunmeier

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    tried it with all speakers and all components unplugged and it still screws up. I was thinking earlier it might be a grounding issue but it seems kind of like a long shot. I mean, I've turned it on while touching it :-D
     
  4. Vincent_S

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    Power supply? I had an Onkyo once that did that. Got it fixed for free under warranty.
     
  5. Matt:Brunmeier

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    how would I check that?

    I guess I could try taking it to a service center. Best Buy supports Sherwood stuff right? I know they'd rape me up the ass on service but they might at least tell me what's wrong with it.
     
  6. Philip Hamm

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    It's broke, but it may be inexpensive to fix. Go to Sherwood's local official service center.
     
  7. Vincent_S

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    Yes, I believe you would have to take it in[​IMG]
     
  8. Evan S

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    What kind of speakers are you running with it? If they are low ohms, and tough to drive, it could be tripping a breaker internally on your receiver that's hampering it's ability to drive the speakers. I've seen this in the past and it's just a thought. If you are running 4 ohm speakers on a receiver designed not to support those tough loads, that could be your problem.
     
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    Ignore my last post. I see it's going into standby even with everything unhooked. Yep, it's definately a service issue now.
     
  10. Neal_C

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    Just had this exact same problem with my Rotel 1055. Turned out to be a problem with the amp. Amp was replaced under warranty and now it works like a charm.

    Funny thing is I use the 1055 as a pre-amp; the amp section has never even powered a speaker. I guess it got tired of sitting idle.
     

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