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Will not stay on

Can someone help me out my receiver will not stay on, it comes on and shuts off after 3-5 seconds

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  • derek6622 Nov 01, 2008

    I have the same problem, It turned off all of a sudden when I pulled a wire out from under one of the footings and it seemed to take some kind of jolt when it fell, The fall was no more than the thickness of the power cord, and shut off immediately. Ever since, it turns on and then in a about a 3-5 seconds it turns off. No sound is ever heard at any time.

  • willwalk31 Dec 07, 2008

    i have a hrt-5730 av receiver and is the service manual the same as the owners manual if so i wasnt able to find diagnostic mode in the manual



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Your receiver is going into protection mode.
Need to know what type of reciever. In the self diagnostic mode there are code that will tell you why it is cutting off. If it is as you say you, as for the fall, you may just be able to reset it in diagnostic mode and everything will be fine. You can search for the service manual online. It will explain the diagnostics and the protection mode in detail.

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Protect appears when the receiver is cut on. what does that mean?

I just wrote the reply below for someone who is having the same problem with their receiver than you are. So here it is. Enjoy. I hope it is a help to you.
Here is some theory as to why this is happening to your receiver. The "protect" mode is designed to respond to several related conditions:
The first reason is a wiring fault between the receiver and the speakers such as a strand of speaker wiring touching the opposite conductor so that there is a short circuit. If this happens the receiver will overheat and then shut down to protect itself. This is a good thing. otherwise you simply have a very expensive repair on your hands.
The second reason happens when the receiver is inside a closed cabinet and overheats because not enough air is going through it to keep it cool. So it shuts down in this circumstance.
The third reason happens when the receiver is playing loudly beyond the limit of it's design. In this case, it will overheat and thus shut down to protect itself.
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What we are doing, in this case is looking for a shorted out speaker system, or wiring to speakers, or cables or components that are connected to the receiver that have a short circuit. This is what I would do if I were called to your house to debug your sound system.
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To correct the third reason. Watch the volume level while using the system.

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