Question about Denon AVR-1603 Receiver
My Denon avr1603 worked perfectly for 17 months then last week it started to shut itself down (auto protect ?), read manual and disconnect all speakers, wait till unit is cooled down turn back on, after 6 minutes exactly it shuts down again,led starts flashing fast, use remote to turn back on because it is in standby mode,after 30 secs shuts down again. Take unit to sales to be fixed comes back after 3 days stating the flat cable connector to front panel was the problem, take unit home set it up after 10mins use shuts down again with the same problem all over, can anyone help me please Laurie
All of the Denon recievers I have repaired (over 100) that shut down after a very short time are going into protect mode. The display lights up and after about 10 seconds the display goes out and the standby led blinks red.
I have found that they have one of 3 possible problems and they all require that the reciever be taken apart and fixed at component level. No way to tell what your problem is until it gets put on a bench and troubleshot.
Problem 1. This is the most common problem. One of the front channels shorts out. On the big heat sink the front channels are at each end. It is the front left channel (close to the display) This requires that the output transistors be replaced as well as some driver transistors and some resistors and a capacitor. Lots of work for a blown channel. Denon has put out a bullitin to upgrade the bias transistor and change a couple of resistors to help compensate for this failure. That channel overheats more than any other channel.
Problem 2. There is a resistor that is right next to the preamp board that opens up. It is a 10 ohm 1 watt resistor and when it opens, it causes the unit to go into protect.
Problem 3. The +12 volt regulator fails. It is in the power supply area on a smal heat sink right next to the -12 volt regulator. Generic part number is KIA7812 It also causes the unit to go into protect.
Most decent repair shops can fix these from about $120 up to about $200. Depending on which problem it is and how fast they are at finding the problem. Most charge labor by the hour.
Posted on Jun 18, 2008
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