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Overload my reciever promps overload after turning on,as soon as i touch the volume,it prompts turn off power. i've got a pioneer sx 205 reciever. sure,'s got a few mile on it,... but only as of recently have i had problems. i can't turn the volume past a certain piont anymore when i get an overload message and the system cuts out momentarily, when i turn the volume down.i've tried moving the system and the speakers to shorten the lenght of running wire. only a small fan with direct airflow offers little help to this problem. i've blown it out with compressed air.that did'nt help. i'll try cracking the case next to look for an accumulation of years of built up gunk..if that don't work....i'm tossin' it !

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  • cbntmkrjp Apr 01, 2009

    actually a bit more troubleshooting finally revealed the

    source of my problem. the reciever itself is perfectly fine.

    the culprit was the speaker. just inside where the wire

    connects i discoverered a capacitor that had literally

    exploded ! thus reducing the amount of current allowed

    to pass,promting the overload at a certain volume.

    total repair cost.....about two dollars and five minutes !!!!



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Have you checked your wiring connections? Wires could possibly be touching each other making it short out and giving you that "Overload". If not that then I would say it could possibly be a fuse that has gone bad inside. ??? Just some suggestions. The reason I say that it could be the wiring is because when I hook up a system and the wires accidently touch each other it overloads the system past a certain volume. Again I would check my wires first and move on from there.

Dan Colton, Ca

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