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"Overload" Message Hi...My DCP-501 has stopped working, and all it does is show an "overload" message. I know its shorted, and i know this sounds like a continued problem with a lot of people, but I have no clue how to fix it. I'm hopin that someone can help a brotha out....

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Re: "Overload" Message

Thanks mcfearson!

worked for me!!

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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Re: "Overload" Message

Yes, it could be caused by shorted speaker wires, or even a shorted speaker. But the wires being reversed (+/-) would NOT cause it.

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The overload is caused by the speaker wires touching, crossed or incorrectly hooked up to speakers - positive and negative.

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Re: "Overload" Message

Greeting from belize first of all plug in the set into a wall socket and pull it out back quickly it might want to reset,if that does not work take to a tech for repair your chip might be be damage.good luck.

Posted on Mar 23, 2007

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