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Shut down... The reciever shut down when the speaker wires made contact. Now receiver will not work. Turns on then right off. Thanks

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  • sturtevant_2 Nov 04, 2008

    I acquired this amp broken. It does the same thing, on then right off. fuse is good. cant see anything burned. im no electronics tech, but i think its in some kinda protection mode. or its in the dumpster mode.

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techman
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SOURCE: Immediate shut

Unplug all the speaker wires first, then unplug the unit from the wall for at least 24 hours, The plug back in without the speaker wires or anything else plugged in. Then see if it goes to the protection mode. If it does not, plug in each speaker at a time, and see if any speaker, when hooked up, makes the receiver shut down. If it does shut down, My friend, I'm afraid you will need to take this unit into a repair shop, OR get a new unit. Good Luck

Posted on Jun 06, 2007

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SOURCE: MY YAMAHA RECIEVER KEEPS SHUTTING OFF

The unit is going into protection mode. The message is a generic one and usually means that the output section is drawing too much current and has been shut down. Defective speakers can cause this, but in this case, I suspect that there is a problem in the front end that is allowing DC current to pass to the output circuits. This will cause a problem that will shutdown the system. Yamaha designs are not the most straightforward nad I would not suggest you attempt this repair without prior repair experience. Take this to a service center and request a detailed repair estimate and report the results here. Armed with that info, we canguide you further.

Dan

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

smarthome2
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SOURCE: My Yamaha receiver stops working when using DVD plsyer

Is your BluRay connected via HDMI? and if so, are any other sources connected the same? if not, just for arguments sake, try hooling up the BluRay via component and digital coaxial or optical. Yamaha as well as all other AV receiver MFG have had big issues with HDMI processing. HDMI has been battling with the recording industry over HDCP and copyright issues on recording via HDMI. So, that's why HDMI has been so flaky. It's been thru versions 1.1,1.1a,1.2,1.2a,1.3a, and now 1.3b, which seems to work so far.... Anyway, sorry to stray off topic, however, HDMI has been a blessing and a curse for both professionals and consumers alike and has caused multiple strange issues with all products that use the technology. Hope this helps. Post a comment if you need further help. I've got lots of contacts for crazy issues!

Posted on Aug 18, 2009

dunnbiker
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SOURCE: It turns off with an error to Check Speaker wires.

Did the fact that it was responding negatively to the loud volume not suggest it might be a bad idea to keep doing it?

The threshold on the volume knob is NOT where normal undistorted listening levels are found. Given a normal level of input you could be pushing your amp so hard that it clips or distorts and kills your speakers.

Do what it asks: check the speaker wires for shorts. Or disconnect the speakers and pray it comes back to life, then isolate the shorted (dead) speaker.

Posted on Feb 23, 2010

dunnbiker
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SOURCE: Yamaha receiver HTR-5990 will shut off after three

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.

Posted on Jan 19, 2011

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