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Pioneer receiver model VSX-917V shuts suddendly down with OVERLOAD message

Hello, my pioneer receiver model VSX-917V started acting funny by suddendly shutting itself down when the volume gets a little higher. Before it shuts down I get a message OVERLOAD. I've had it for over a year and no problems until now. Please help. I checked all connections and everything looks fine.

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  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2008

    we have the exact same problem. The tuner isn't even a year old and its suddenly started shutting down. Except for ours it happens at several different volumes. The connections all seem fine....any ideas?

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dunnbiker
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SOURCE: my pioneer vsx-816 sshows overload then shuts

Generally speaking, an amp protects itself from heat, shorts and overloads.


Overloads can be from excessive periods of high output and shorts would be wiring issues or a speaker blowing up.


You should be able to feel if it's hot. WHY is it overheating? Make sure it has sufficient ventilation on all sides and that vent holes are not blocked by dust balls. Ensure the fan (if equipped) is running as designed (some only operate on demand). Clean dust and debris from it.


If the amp comes back on after cooling, you're lucky. They only have so many self-protection cycles in their lives so continuously resetting or cycling their power without addressing the cause can do more harm than good.


If it protects immediately on a cool power up you should disconnect the speaker connections and try it 'naked'. If it comes up then diagnose which lead(s) are shorted. If it does not come up the problem is internal and should be left to an experienced hands-on tech.

Posted on Jan 25, 2011

techman
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SOURCE: Pioneer VSX 915

Disconnect the speaker leads and see if this stops happening. If it does, connect up the speakers till the problem pops up, and that speaker that makes the problem happen is most likely bad. If the problems still happens with no speakers attached, then there is a problem in the audio output amp, and is going to need service , Good Luck

Posted on Jun 15, 2007

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SOURCE: overload

Ok, how much is "a bit"? If you are operating your unit at the 50% or more level, your unit is working as it should, as DVD and CD players output more signal than other sources...accordianman

Posted on Nov 26, 2007

Gurudristi
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SOURCE: Pioneer VSX-D209 receiver shuts off when too loud

Dear Tabasco,

Your receiver is basically going into protect mode.

Just check your speaker cabling again. Make sure that all of them are seated properly, none is touching each other or the body of receiver. Take out all the wire and put them back again if necessary..
Some times even a little tiny frayed wire touching the receiver could trigger the protect mode. Be careful, since protect mode is sometimes not fast enough and it could blown a few trasistors in the power circuit.
Just check your speaker as well....whether they play all right thru another receiver or amplifier. its posiible they might be shorting inside. A little frayed wire could also trigger the protect circuit in your receiver.
I hope this should solve your problem.

If everything else seems all right and still your receiver shut down when you raise the volume then it possible that there are bad connections on the main board that are set in.

This would generally happen if the system is slighly old or have dry solder and when you raise up the volume. This should be a simple repair that will not require parts. If you can solder, you will be able to repair this yourself. If not, then a local service center will change the local labor rate.
Hope you can sort out your problem with the above trouble shooting. Let me know if I can guide you further.
Best of luck! Thanks for using FixYa!

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

dunnbiker
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SOURCE: pioneer vsxd412 overload

OVERLOAD indicator
This lights when an analog signal is too strong (the
SIGNAL SELECT needs to be on ANALOG). It
indicates the sound is distorting and the signal
should be reduced.

Posted on Dec 28, 2009

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