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Broken spring tabs

I have several broken spring tabs which the speaker cable should be inserted in the back of my reciever how can i obtain these as this must be a common problem, cheers.

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Re: broken spring tabs

You could contact pioneer to get replascement parts for your model # at,,2076_138787615,00.html good luck

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How do i connect my lg42lh2000 to my lg ht302 receiver so that the sound from the tv can be heard through the recivers speekers

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Receiver shuts off says check sp cable

The reciever is telling you that their is a problem with the speaker cable. I sugges pinpointing which speaker cable it is by turning the system off then unplug all the speaker cables and then plug one in at a time, waiting inbetween allowing enough time for the system to pick up the bad sp cable. Then once you find the correct cable check it from the reciever to the speaker for any signs of breakage, shorts, or damage. Check the speaker connections from wire to speaker and from the wire to the reciever. If all that fails then check the speaker itself, try swaping another one in the position to see if the problem is solved. Hope this works.

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As i increas the volume the reciever says overload and shuts down the amplifier, i can then either lower the volume all the way down wait several seconds before the audio comes back or just shut down the...

It sounds like either your speakers are too large for the receiver to power, or the way that the speakers are hooked up is incorrect. I would need some more information to be able to better determine where the issue is.

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Reciever keeps on shutting off and it say check speaker wirer

Just a wild guess but it could be fixed by replacing all your speaker wire or checking it for breaks. Look for tiny teeth marks if you have a small dog or a mangled mess if you have a big dog. Is the wire running under a cabinet or furniture which touches the ground, perhaps it's been fractured by the pressure. Has the wire been pulled out of the speaker itself or possibly the rear of the amplifier. Some speakers and amps use the old insert bare wire and twist the connector type connection. Others use speaker cable with plugs on one or each end. It's possible that the wire has been fractured or pulled away from the connections inside the plug. This would be readily apparent and certainly not visible. The only way to properly check would be with a multimeter. If you don't have one maybe a friend has got one and can help you check the wiring Another way to check is to physically put your ear to each speaker in turn (with the volume at a low level) If there is a broken wire the speaker concerned you wouldn't hear anything being emitted. When you are checking make sure that all speakers would normally be working if everything was OK.

If there are bare wires anywhere in the system make sure they aren't touching. Just a tiny filiment of wire in the wrong place will cause a warning to come one.

The last thing that it could possibly be is a damaged speaker caused by overdriving it which would overheat the voice coil and cause a short circuit.

You would pick this up when you listen to them one at a time. Nothing would be heard from that speaker. This problem would be seen by the amplifier to be a wiring problem.

So visually check all wiring for breaks or crossed bare wires. Bad kinks, wire under strain, wire with marks of being squashed under furniture etc.

Do the listen to each speaker test.

Find a friend with a multimeter to help you.

Finally disconnect all your wires, put a tag on each one to remind you which speaker it connects to and take the lot to a repair shop. It would take 10 minutes to check all the cables for continuity or failures. Get the tech to replace the broken cable with one the same length and then go home and reconnect them.

Just a word of warning. Don't continue to use them in this condition and make sure anyone else in the house knows the same as it could cause permanent damage to the amplifier. Better a simple check now than spend a fortune next month or week. Another tip, if your cables have plugs on them, always pull the cables out of the socket by grasping the plugs, not the cable.

Happy listening.

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I keep getting a Protector reding on my screen and it will not let me do anything. What do I do to fix this?

Try disconnecting everything (speakers cables, signal cables, all other units) except the power cord, then turn the unit on, if the protector message persists, then the fault is in the reciever.

If this is the case, you should check the speaker and signal connectors for any damage, shorts or loose solder contacts, also check the unit for any shorted or broken wires, loose wire connections, bad solder contacts on connector pins, bad solder contacts on ANY other components (give some extra attention to the components that tend to warm up while they operate, like main power amp transistors / ICs, voltage regulators, power resistors, diodes, also coils, capacitors, etc). Any loose solder connections should be resoldered.

If there's no message when you've disconnected the outside equipment, you have either a bad speaker, a bad speaker cable, a bad signal interconnection cable, or a fault in any of the units that were connected to the reciever. You can find which one is the cause by turning the reciever off, then connecting one cable or unit, turning the reciever on again, see if there's a message, if there's none, turn it off again, connect the next unit / cable and so on, until you get the protector message. The cable or unit that will make the message appear is most probably the cause for the trouble (there might be loose solder connections on other units' cable connectors or other components). When you plug and unplug the cables many times, with time this will loosen the solder connection on the pins inside the unit, so these need to be resoldered.

Hope you can find out what it is.


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You can get these optical cables pretty cheap on line or even at target. Don't get ripped off by Best Buy for these cables. I love best buy, but they rip off on cables!

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I Had the same problem.

It occurs when you have a speaker wire touching something that it shouldnt and and you are grounding out the system. The system is going in to protect mode to keep itself from being damaged

In my case I found that I had a couple of frayed wires from one of my back speaker terminals touching the wire on the other terminal. This was all it took. I re-inserted the speaker wires on that one particular speaker and made sure they were not touching and problem solved.


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