Question about Onkyo TX-SR500 Receiver
I recently had cable guy in to change cable box. As soon as he left I noticed the standby light blinking on the receiver. When I turn on the unit it does go on but within 5 seconds it just shuts off. I cannot get it to stay on. Did cable guy do something or forget to plug something in? I cannot see any loose wires? Any thoughts? Thanks for your help.
When it is on, does any audio come out of the speakers? If so, you may have a problem in the protection circuits. If no audio is heard, I would first check the speaker wires to make sure there are no strands shorting across the terminals, and that you have the it selected to output audio to the speakers -- Now also be sure to check the various inputs, for instance if it has a FM receiver, select that and see if any audio comes out then as well. I don't know what the cable guy could do other than knock loose a wire or change connections on you.
Posted on Jan 13, 2007
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In some cases, the STANDBY indicator may blink slowly, twice per second. In this case, turn off the unit, unplug the power cord, and check the following points.
Make sure the speaker cables are not reversed and connected to the wrong sides (+ and -) on the unit.
Make sure the speaker cables connected to the unit are not shorted. (Check both the unit end and the speaker end.)
Make sure the volume does not exceed the level that the unit is capable of producing.
When using the unit in a rack or other enclosed space, heat may build up inside the unit and cause a fire. When installing the unit, be sure to leave suffi cient space between the top, back and both sides of the unit and walls or other AV components to prevent the internal temperature from rising.
After checking these points, plug in the power cord and use the remote controller to turn on the unit. Turn down the volume before resuming playback. Confirm that there are no problems with the speaker connections and playback performance.
If this symptom recurs, request service at your nearest service center.
In rare instances, the unit may enter standby mode and the STANDBY indicator may blink rapidly, 8 times per second. In this case, unplug the power cord and request service at your nearest service center.
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