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Amber light only

I have never had any problems with this reciever. I just got back from a two week trip. I had left the standby power on. I now only have the amber standby light on and I cant turn the damn thing on. I have tried unplugging it and waiting a few minutes. Most times I have gotten no change. A couple of time the power came on for a minute and then shuts off. I have also tried the master reset by holding down the mode select button for 3 seconds. This does nothing also. If you have any insight please let me know. I bought this reciever a year and a half ago and am not ready to reinvest in another. Thank you.

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  • Anonymous Jul 02, 2008

    yes i have same problem. Only standby light is getting ON and doesn't get the blue light on at all.. Tried all the possible options at home. Need your urgent assistance and guidance in this matter.. so that i can enjoy this product during my vacation in india for another 3 weeks from today..

    Thanks a lot if you can really help me out.


    Customer. my eamail address is

  • emmetbrown Apr 19, 2009


    I have the same problem and i've checked R104, R105 & C109 without success. (C109 = 0,13 uF)
    Sometimes, after severals weeks without activity, it works. But i don't understand why. And now, after several month, it does not work
    Have you another idea ? (How can i identify the failure part ?)

    Thank you very much for your help. I'm a little in hopeless.



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No, actually is the main processor located on the front bpanel board. Needs replacement but you cannot do it in house

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You really may not have a choice in this matter of buying a new one, Unless you want to invest about what it would cost you to have your unit looked at? There are no parts you can change, as its a solid state unit and all parts are soldered into place and also you have to know how to troubleshoot solid state electronics.. My first guess would be a problem with the power supply.. Its probably one of the switched supplys thats bad. Unless you know how to use a multi-meter and the workings of the soliod state regulator circuits, your gonna have to take this unit in to get an estimate.. Good LUck

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