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Powers on and off

The receiver powers on and off on its own. Its irregular. Can be every couple days, hours, or minutes. I've replace the speaker wires with better cables and tried all the connections and different outlets and also other DVD players and televisions. Not too sure what the problem could be. Thank you.

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Re: powers on and off

Could be an intermittant problem with the systems remote control. take out the batterys and see if the problem persist. If it dosent then you found your fault and can get another remote at Good luck

Posted on May 24, 2006

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My onkyo ht-r590 goes on then shuts off right away.

The amp protection circuit has been activated. Remove the power cord from the wall outlet immediately. Disconnect all speaker cables and input sources, and leave the AV receiver with its power cord disconnected for 1 hour. After that, reconnect the power cord and reconnect an input and a pair of speaker wires onto the unit. If the receiver still does not turn on than you will have to bring it in for service. Turn up the volume and if the receiver doesn't shut down, power off the receiver and add another pair of speakers. Power up the unit again and turn up the volume. If it doesn't shut down, power off the unit again. Now connect all your input sources and turn on your receiver. If the unit shuts down again, your unit will need to be further serviced at an authorized Onkyo service center.

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I Have am RCA RT2280 that has no power accept for the led on the power button, Any Ideas?

My RCA 2280 receiver went out on me one day. I thought I'd have to take it to the shop. But before I do that I'll check the fuse because I took it to the shop once before and the repair man said that it was the fuse, he replace it with a new one. So I thought that I would take a look inside first. I took the cover off and looked around and notice that the fuse looked loose. It was loose. I just push it all the way in, replace the cover, plugged it back up and it worked.
As far as the on and off problem goes (which happened to me too) the speaker wire coming from one of the speakers to the back of the receiver were crossed, over loading the system causing it to over heat resulting in it shutting off. I found that the wire was going from red to the gray instead of red to red and gray to gray. Once I rearranged the speaker wires I had no more problems and that was years ago. I haven't had anymore trouble sense. I've had the receiver maybe 12 years now.
Except for today with the Dish Network 20.0 IR 155681 remote control for the 722k HD/DVR. I tried everything in their book but I can't get it to control the RCA 2280 surround sound volume. Anybody gotta clue? I would surely appreciate it. Good Luck.

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Dead Samsung HTZ310

You can get your unit repaired. (cheapest option) You can hook up the speakers to another unit as long as it will work with the same impedance speakers. Don't hook them up to a receiver that is rated for 8 ohms. Your speakers are 3 ohm. The sub is a passive one, so the replacement receiver will have to work with a passive woofer.

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I keep getting a messasge that says PROTECT on my Harman/Kardon receiver and then shts off

Disconnect all your speakers at the receiver, then turn the receiver back on. Turn on CD/DVD/Cable etc, then turn up the volume, if it does Not say "protect" you know the problem is in a speaker or a wire. If all goes well, re connect one speaker at a time with the receiver off, then turn on, turn up volume. Repeat until all connected or receiver goes back into protection. Once you find the bad wire/speaker, disconnect the bad wire at the receiver, then reconnect the remaining wires and test again. Now, disconnect the wire at the speaker causing the problem and reconnect it at the receiver. Make sure the wires are separated at the speaker side and; more importantly, cleanly connected at the receiver. If you have any freyed wires at the receiver, cut and strip, then twist the braid neatly. There should only be 1/2" of stripped wire, enough to fit under the terminal when you screw it down. Now, turn on the receiver and test again. If it does not go into protection, reconnect the speaker and test again. If it goes into protection at this point, you know its a speaker problem. If possible, disassemble the speaker to look at the internal wiring, if it looks good, look for a crossover network; this will look like a small printed circuit board. If it's really dusty, use some "dust off" and spray away the dust. look at the circuitry for visible damage, ie. brown or black spots. If you see them, there's your problem and the speaker needs repaired or replaced. To double check, you can meter the speaker for resistance. If your multimeter is digital and says 1..... it's a short. If it analog with a needle, it'll peg to the right. This is a very common problem. Hope this helps

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Subwoofer with speaker wire?

Back in the old days, subwoofers were powered by the voltage from your receiver, through speaker wire.
Nowadays, subwoofers have their own power, hence not having speaker wire connections anymore.
It's unlikely that you'll be able to connect your old subwoofer to your new receiver.
You'd need to get a new one, which if you don't mind buying closeout, can be found on eBay pretty cheap.

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Protector and "push Power"

Please check speaker wires should be properly connected and not touched / shorted.
Push Power Protect is error sign when unit got problem in Power Amp area and mostly its Power Amp Out IC failure.
I would suggest to ask Sony for warranty cover.

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Powers off by itself and says "problem"

This message is supposed to indicate that you have wires crossed at some point. Maybe the speaker wires are touching? I have a similar issue, however my receiver does not say Protection - it just says Goodbye. Samsung support says that this is an issue with the box and likely needs to be replaced.

Check all of your speaker wires, and call the Samsung support 800 number. They are pretty good.

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My speakers have almost constant crackling noises

Hello, there is no chance that you can fix this problem by replacing speaker wires. Resoldering the output stages as well as area around the microprocesor could be the efficient solution. If you need more info please advice.

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Speakers popping

Call LG if they are in warranty, should be after 4 months. Try reseating all connections including power, or changing cables. If it shows on all of your speakers, If it doesn't move with one or more speakers, you probably have a leaky capacitor in your reciever and will need to return it for repair or replacement. Hopefully its not just the receiver choosing to spike an amp channel at will. Could possibly be an electrical appliance in your home causing the noise by switching on and/or off. Have somebody walk around your home turning things on and off to see if your receiver is affected. If nothing pops, it very well could be your receiver. An experiment to try is using a different power outlet. Use a long heavy duty extension cord if needed. You want to get power from a different circuit. If that doesn't fix it, try a UPS device (like those used on computers). This will isolate you from the power line, and hopefully from the pops.

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