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Use Deoxit on the switch. It is a contact cleaner available at Radio Shack and Fry's. Exercise the knob well. It worked for me on my newly acquired Onkyo A809.

Onkyo TX-SR803... | Answered on Aug 24, 2018


The speaker impedance is not the problem.

Onkyo TX-SR803... | Answered on Apr 09, 2017


I had to turn on the TV first then the receiver and DVD player to see the video of the DVD.

Onkyo TX-SR803... | Answered on Jan 17, 2017


The remote sensor is part# 241341 or 241335. On the front board its marked U7501.Some times initializing the unit will restore normal operation. Althougth afterwards you will have to re prgramm all your settings and presets. While on hold down the VIDEO 1 button while pressing the power button. The display will read "CLEAR".

Onkyo TX-SR803... | Answered on Feb 04, 2012


Plug it into the cd input, with the two rca cables. We've had this set up for years. No longer use a cd player at all.

Onkyo TX-SR803... | Answered on Oct 25, 2011


Sound like a semi-component is faulty within the unit you need to get it serviced. Does it indicate any thing on the LCD when powering up before it dies ?

Onkyo TX-SR803... | Answered on Oct 14, 2011


Get a separate amp for the 901's and the rest falls into place.

1,2, 5) Place the 901 Active EQ between the pre/main front OUT of the receiver and the TFM-55X. Attach the 901's. Keep track of the jumpers you remove from the receiver. Or replace the jumpers with RCA splitter cables so you still have pre/main connection but can share the output with the TFM.

3) Pinnacle subwoofer (self-powered?) to the subwoofer out of the receiver.

4) Bose (AMS???) 5. As surrounds on the receiver. Place the sub module toward the rear so it mates sonically and directionally with them.

What? No center speaker? I'd get something more robust with bass capabilities, like a pair Bose 301 series 1's because the tweeters face in one direction only.

Except for the amps and the cube stuff that is essentially what I have. 6.1 with full-range speakers everywhere.

Onkyo TX-SR803... | Answered on Apr 28, 2011


So, it has NEVER worked? Review your connections regarding the speakers.

Generally speaking, an amp protects itself from heat, shorts, overloads and operator exuberance by refusing to turn on or stay on.


Overloads can be from excessive periods of high output or marginally low impedance loading by the speakers; and shorts would be wiring issues or a speaker blowing up.


You should be able to feel if it's hot. WHY is it overheating? Make sure it has sufficient ventilation on all sides and that vent holes are not blocked by dust balls. Eure the fan (if equipped) is running as designed (some only operate on demand). Clean dust and debris from it.


If the amp comes back on after cooling, you're lucky. They only have so many self-protection cycles in their lives so continuously resetting or cycling their power without addressing the cause can do more harm than good.


If it protects immediately on a cool power up you should disconnect the speaker connections and try it 'naked'. If it comes up then diagnose which lead(s) are shorted. If it does not come up the problem is internal and should be left to an experienced and competent hands-on tech.

Onkyo TX-SR803... | Answered on Mar 03, 2011


call the onkyo to help with that !

Onkyo TX-SR803... | Answered on Jun 10, 2010


Connect HDMI cable from the rear panel of the blu ray player to the DVD/IN digital section, labeled as "HDMI/IN" on the rear panel of the receiver.

Onkyo TX-SR803... | Answered on Jan 01, 2010

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