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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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Re: Amber light only

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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Re: Amber light only

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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