20 Most Recent Pioneer VSX-918V Receiver Questions & Answers


If the amplifier is not receiving a surround sound signal, you will get nothing from the rear speakers and probably nothing from the front centre. Play a dvd in dolby surround and it will work.

Pioneer VSX-918V... | Answered on Apr 14, 2017


For the audio portion, you must have either a digital coax, optical connection or analog L/R composite RCA jacks plugged into the "Sat.audio in" on the rear panel of the chassis. The other end of THAT connection must come from the "audio out/ variable out" from the T.V. or from the Sat.Dish box.

Pioneer VSX-918V... | Answered on Dec 06, 2014


might be a shorted speaker wire or speaker ..unplug speakers and try again

Pioneer VSX-918V... | Answered on Sep 29, 2014


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. Ensure 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.

Pioneer VSX-918V... | Answered on Mar 07, 2011


If that didn't work, with the power off try holding Tune + and Auto surround/stream direct buttons for a few seconds to reset the protection circuits. Make sure to keep 8" of empty space above the unit for air, as overheating can cause this problem. If it fails again, there could be bigger problems, so get it checked

Pioneer VSX-918V... | Answered on Feb 10, 2011


http://www.retrevo.com/support/Pioneer-VSX-918V-Receivers-manual/id/16697dj782/t/2/

If it was unplugged for a significant amount of time it possibly lost all your settings. Treat it like a brand new unit, crack the manual and set it up.

Pioneer VSX-918V... | Answered on Feb 07, 2011


http://www.retrevo.com/support/Pioneer-VSX-918V-Receivers-manual/id/16697dj782/t/2/

Page 67:

The power does not turn on. • Disconnect the power plug from the outlet, and insert again.

• Make sure there are no loose strands of speaker wire touching the rear panel. This could cause the receiver to shut off automatically.

No sound is output when a function is selected.

• Make sure the component is connected correctly (refer to Connecting up on page 11).

• Press MUTE

on the remote control to turn muting off.

• Press SPEAKERS to select the proper speaker set (see Switching the speaker system on page 22).

• Press SIGNAL SELECT to select the proper input signal (see Choosing the input signal on page 36).

Is it in protection mode or does it power up and appear normal?

Generally speaking, an amp protects itself from heat, shorts and overloads.

Overloads can be from excessive periods of high output 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. Ensure 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 hands-on tech.

Pioneer VSX-918V... | Answered on Jan 28, 2011


This is similar to a protect message on other units. See the link below for an explanationm of protect. If you have more questions please update this. Any additional details about when this message appears would be helpful as wel.

Thanks,
Dan

Link: http://www.fixya.com/support/r5390728-protector_means

Pioneer VSX-918V... | Answered on Jan 27, 2011


Check the fuse

Pioneer VSX-918V... | Answered on Jan 23, 2011


get in your sound settings and instead of stereo output..set it for 5=1...and save the settings ...This will make it play all speakers again ..
the settings can be made in system preferences..sound...
http://www.ehow.com/how_5935094_change-sound-settings-mac.html

Pioneer VSX-918V... | Answered on Jan 04, 2011


hello you may have missed the soldered in fuses these are called wickman fuse 9k= you will need a multimeter to test these

regards
shaun

Pioneer VSX-918V... | Answered on Oct 06, 2010


Speakers wire conductors should not touch anything but the points on the amp and one speaker terminal each. Look again.

Pioneer VSX-918V... | Answered on May 20, 2010


With the power off try holding Tune + and Auto surround/stream direct buttons for a few seconds to reset the protection circuits. Also, check the back panel for any loose wires. If a speaker wire is touching the metal it can overload the unit.
Make sure to keep 8" of empty space above the unit for air, as overheating can cause this problem. If it fails again, there could be bigger problems, so get it checked

Pioneer VSX-918V... | Answered on Jan 24, 2010

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