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My compact component system mx-gc5 keeps turning it self off after u turn it on. it stays on for like 10 sec

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  • justin_p_bro Feb 16, 2009

    i have the same kind of stereo and one day it stopped working. nothing happend to it but now i turn it on and it turns off, it doesnt say protect or anything. its very frustrating because i love this stereo.

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This is probably a fault on the power supply sometimes caused by a diode. If you are capable investigate but if not PLEASE dont try anything to put your life in danger as the voltages present in the stereo can easily kill or injure. Good luck.

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