Tip & How-To about Pioneer VSX-D608 Receiver
Overload is displayed when the amp draw is excessive, and can be caused by different faults.
when Overload is detected, the protection circuit will shut down the unit to prevent further damage.
The first thing to try is hard reset. Shut down the unit for about one hour to drain power completely.
This can fix minor problems that can cause overload, for example electrostatic charge accumulation on internal capacitors.
If that does not fix the problem, then you must find the fault.
Overload can be caused by shorted speakers, wrong impedance speakers, or by a contact on speakers wiring.
Check speakers connection and test different speakers with 6, or better 8 Ohms impedance.
Another test can be done by unplugging all speakers, and reconnecting and testing them one at a time, at a very low volume.
If the speakers are OK, then preamp, shorted input/output connectors, main power supply or faulty output transistors can draw too much amps causing overloading.
In that case it is recommendable contacting Pioneer at the number listed on the owners manual.
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