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Yamaha RX-V1500 Shuts down after 2 seconds

Hey all, I have a particular issue. I'd used a Yamaha RX-V1500 in my living room for about a year & one day it stopped working. The unit would turn on, but then immediately click off. I figured I had a short in one of the speaker wires or sub, and tested the unit without anything plugged in - same issue. On, 2 seconds, click off. I set the unit aside, and brought down my second RX-V1500 from my bedroom to try in the living room. This unit worked for about a week, then THE SAME THING HAPPENED - and it has been like that since. So I think I fried too amps. Any ideas? It is not hot in where the receiver is, and all the speakers tone fine. I understand how to fix things generally, but before I open these guys up, anyone know where to focus? Thanks.

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  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2007

    I have the exact same problem with my RXV1500. My amp worked fine for about a year and nothing happened to it which would explain the "powering off problem". One day it just started shuting down after power up. If I unpluged it and waited a day or so it would reset the protection and would work again for a while. Now it is doing it every time it is turned on. I am going to attempt to send in for repair and if I learn anything I will come back and post. It would seem this is some kind of common problem and a factory defect issue.



    Rick

  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2007

    The reciever shut down and will not turn on. If I try to turn it on, it shuts off in about two seconds and the front panel does not even light up. This was my third yamaha receiver, but I doubt I will buy a yamaha again!

  • zzjdbzz Dec 24, 2007

    I'm also having the same problem. Even with nothing connected to the receiver, it turns off after 2-3 seconds. Even disconnecting/reconnecting the power cord doesn't help.

  • 2cxm Aug 21, 2008

    amplier was playing fine until the mains electricity started fluctuating between 80 and 391 volts.

    Now the amplifier switches on and then switches straight off after about 2 seconds.

    Disconnecting the amplifier for a few days and retrying produced the same fault.

  • devans8 Sep 28, 2008

    Same Thing..! No problems then one day this amp turns on for 2 seconds & then clicks off. Nothing was moved, tampered with or shocked. What's up..?

  • Anonymous Jan 16, 2009

    I have a Yamaha HTR-5750 and it will shut down after two seconds of power. From this thread it sounds like Yamaha has a design flaw and should fix these units for us for FREE. Why should we be paying for poor engineering? I will never buy another Yamaha product again.
    kpappas@comcast.net

  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    I have the same issue. I am about to throw the darn AV Receiver out the house. The receiver shuts down after turning the power on. I have unpluged it several times to reset but system shuts down everytime. Does anyone have a diagram of the circuit board that can provide some guidance in repairing the faulty component?

  • bigburt May 10, 2009

    My and I sister were listening to my dad’s stereo quite loud one night well my other family members were out. Then today I tried to turn it on and it turn itself off after about 2-4 seconds right after it kick in. The receiver is a Yamaha RX-V1500 PLEASE HELP

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This set is getting old and is in the Archives section of the Yamaha consumer guide area. But, you can still download the owners manual if you need one. If it is going into protection mode even when there are no speakers connected OR when the sound level is very, very low or zero it is not good news. Yes, unplugging the line cord will cause the protection system to reset itself. But, if it shuts itself off again soon after rebooting it is a sign of bad grease in the output stages -- in all probability. Let me explain: The audio output transistors are mounted to a large heatsink which keeps them cool during operation. They are electrically isolated from touching the heatsink by an electrical insulating washer. But, in order to keep them cool and allow for good thermal conductivity of the heat generated by the output transistors the washers are treated with a heat conducting grease. Over time this grease will dry out and lose its heat conductivity ability allowing the temperature of the transistors to rise; as the heat goes up they conduct more current and cause the protection system to activate and shut the set down (in order to avoid damage to the set). That is the most common cause of your symptoms. However, there are several other possibilities, but I give this explanation a 90% probability based on my experience.

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    alex you still on the forum ?

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Asouth, I'm curious if you have solved the problem with your receivers? It sounds like the same problem that I am having with my RX-V1500. I would appreciate any response that you would have to this inquiry.

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I had a similar frustrating problem, the RX V1500 would simply turn off within a couple of seconds. Unplugged it for a full day, tried disconnecting all cables & inputs. Nothing made any difference. Just as I had resigned to write off this AVR with a heavy heart, I came across this site:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/689793/help-yamaha-rx-v1500-avr-shuts-down-after-on-for-3-seconds
(Wish to deeply thank Daniel Campbell who has discovered this CPR remedy)

The solution given here has worked spot on for me. Like a new lease of life, almost a miraculous resurrection !! Do try it before sending your set for repairs or dumping it, hope it might work for you too.

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