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Standby mode, shuts off

My receiver has worked well for years (i've owned it for 10 years). We were watching a movie and accidentally hit the "direct" button. All of a sudden the recevier's standby mode when on and the receiver started automatically shutting itself down; first after 5 minutes, and now autmatically right after it turns on. We tried unplugging the unit from all the components, then plugging it back in, but it did not solve the problem. Is my receiver dead or is it easy to fix? i can't find my manual anywhere.

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I also have the same problem, it is really annoying... anyone have any ideas.... please help!!

Posted on May 03, 2008

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SOURCE: my kenwood amplifier suddenly off when i turn the volume high?

You need to make sure you ohms are correct if there too low this will happen to protect the amp.

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SOURCE: Kenwood VR-209 turns off after 20 minutes

Overheating is likely your root cause. Move the unit to make sure it is getting enough air around it and remove anything that you have sitting on top of it ESPECIALLY any device that produces heat of it's own such as your CD player. If that does not solve the problem, listen at a lower volume and/or defeat any equalization or bass enhancement circuitry.

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The audio amplifier IC are fried

Posted on Aug 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Anyone know the protection reset button combo for

Plug it back in WHILE HOLDING the POWER key.

Posted on Mar 11, 2010

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r this one: Switc off your receiver using the main power button on the front face. Hold the the Effect button and the Direct button, and turn the main power ON.f it ain't working, try this one: Turn your receiver ON and, while holding down the [VCR1] button, press the [STANDBY/ON] button. "Clear" might appears on the display and your receiver might enter Standby mode.
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