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Unit will not power on, has the standby light on

When i plug in the reciever, the standby light comes on but when i press the power button, nothing happens.

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Re: Unit will not power on, has the standby light on

I took your advice I unpluged the unit then held the power button in then pluged it back into power outlet the unit came on. There is one thing I might add I had to do it twice before the unit came on. Now how long will it work? Who knows

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Mine does that when the power goes out. Just unplug it for like 2 minutes and plug back in, maybe able to do it faster I'm not certain on the time it takes for the capacitors to discharge but after they do, plug it back in and it should come on no problem.

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My blue standby light stays on when i hit play, open or any thing else the display shows welcome, but it does not do any thing, it just sits there with the welcome display

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Re: Unit will not power on, has the standby light on

The Best thing I can advise you on with this one my friend is to unplug the unit a few hours or even overnight. Come back and plug it in to see if the unit just had to reset???. If same thing then your gonna need to find out where to take it unless your a service tech and then I would first start to measure voltages in the power supply then checkout the main Microprocessor circuit. There should be somewhere to contact a servicer or repair depot in your user manuel. If not try this link,,,00.html Good luck

Posted on Jun 07, 2006

Re: Unit will not power on, has the standby light on

Somebody left one of these on the side of the street for the trash to come pick it up. I figured what the heck if I can't get to work then I'll just toss it to. But I did the hold power button unplug and plug in and I have a free receiver.

Posted on Jul 28, 2008

Re: Unit will not power on, has the standby light on

Just found this solution on another site, and it worked for mine. When you just have the standby light and no display, hold the power button down while you unplug it and plug it back in, it may take 2 or 3 attempts, but it will turn on.

Posted on Mar 19, 2007

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Only red standby light comes on,Hit power button on remote, light goes out,unit turns off and have to replug into wall to get red light on.

There would be some problem in the output amplifier stage. Thats why its going to protection mode.
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I have a RCA DVD Home theater system and I plug it in and the blue standby light comes on, but when I push it or other buttons on the unit, it just powers off and then won't turn turn back on at all....

I am having the same problem...i plug it in the standby light xomes on but i press the power button and nothing happens...mine is a rca rtd315wr model

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My Sound Space12 powers on but there's no display and no manual or remote functions to operate the discs or the other functions.Can you provide a answer.regards

If the system is connected properly and the main tuner power is on you will see the orange standby light on in the front of the main diamond shaped control unit. If that light is not on, you have not connected the system and power cables properly.

If the standby light is not lit, press the power on/off button in the middle of the rectangular processor/tuner to turn it off and unplug the main power cord from the main tuner/processor from the wall. Next, ensure that all of the power, video and audio cables from the diamond shaped control unit are properly connected to the large tuner/processor. Since you are there, check any other av in/out connections.

Now that you have checked and adjusted the cables between the controller and the tuner, plug the tuner back into the wall and push the power on button. Now check the standby light again on the diamond shaped controller unit.

Once that light is lit, press the silver, horizontal on button in the middle of the diamond shaped display unit, or the Power Standby/On button on your main remote control and you are operational.

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No power?

i just picked up this same unit model and 1 thing is your backwards on the LED on/off...its blue when its off, and LED goes off when turned on.

Hopefully this will help determine if its off or on


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Jun 08, 2010 | RCA Home Theater Systems

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I have an RCA RT2500 audio-video surround sound receiver about 10 years old. For the second time in its life, a power fluctuation has knocked it out of service. The standby light comes on, but no power to...

Hold down the power button and unplug the unit. Now release the power button. Plug the unit back into the wall. Now press the button. The system should power up.

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Model RT2500/ RT 2500R. Standby button is lit but when I press it the home theater fails to turn on

I had the same problem. I held down the power button while plugging the unit into the wall and it fired right up. works fine now. You might have to do this a couple of times but mine was fixed on the first try.

My model is the RT2500

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I have an Onkyo TX-8511 Receiver. The unit has power because the standby light is on, but nothing happens when I press the power button or try and turn it own with the remote. I have Onkyo HTS907 that...

You have two devices that won't power on. Doesn't that suggest a source power problem? Did they ever or never work where you are now or anywhere else? Or did you just come back from overseas and forget to set them up for U.S. power?

And you're not daisy-chaining the two units together, are you? That's a no-no. There's a wattage limit to what can be connected to the convenience outlets. Power amps are not usually supported.

Try isolating the two units and shoot each bug separately. Plug them in somewhere else. Disconnect speakers and try again.

C'mon back with the results.

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No Power From My Reciever

Mook_trakzz, your device is most likely roasted and ready or scrap. Sorry.

Guest, check if the cables are connected properly, specially the cable between the device and the sub is quite easily shifted thus losing your sound.

timtlc, seems you have had some powerfailure during that night, you can try to remove the powercable for at least 15 seconds, that should reset the device.

to all, information from Philips on this device:
  • Press the STANDBY ON button on the front of the DVD system to turn on the power.
    If the device powers on at the unit and not the remote, the unit may have been turned off with TV selected as the source on the remote. The standby button on the remote will operate most Philips TV’s when TV is selected as the source. Change the source to disc or any other source than TV on the remote.
  • To completely reset the player, unplug the AC cord from the AC outlet for 15 seconds.

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Only standby light comes on

Its been happening a lot to this type of systems from RCA I unplug mine and it starts working(sometimes) Im going to retun the darn thing.

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I have contacted Venturer Electronics Inc. (which have recently purchased RCA); they are in Toronto, Ontario. They suggested to perform a Manufacturer Reset (as follows); and if it works; system should power up [this means there was a glitch in the software]...(this usually happens when system is plugged into a power bar or surge protector) if not, contact them @ 1-800-721-4007. They honor the manufacturer's (RCA) 1 year warranty... with receipt.

To reset Unit:
Unplug Unit from AC power (other wires can stay connected)
Press the On/Standby button in front of Unit 15 times
Wait 30 minutes
Replug Unit to AC power
Press the On/Standby button to power up unit
Wait couple of minutes for unit to do its thing

**If unit works properly, then ensure not to plug unit into power bar or surge protector, keep plugged into wall.
**If unit will not power up properly, contact them for further instructions.

Hope this is helpful....
My Unit powered up wonderfully and is currenlty working like a charm.
Good luck!

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