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No power use this receiver as a 5.1 surround and with two additional speakers in zone 2 in another room. Had the zone 2s cranked up too loud and the protection circuitry activated (has done this several times). Problem is, when I turn power back on, I have no way to turn the volume down except with the remote (because it is zone 2...volume dial doesn't work for zone 2). At any rate, powered back up and the receiver immediately shut down again (this has happened before) as I tried to adjust the volume.... Powered up one more time and got the volume down so the protection wouldn't activate....30 minutes later and after continual play, power went off again. When i tried to power up, there was a sharp crack and now won't power up...even after unplugging, waiting, etc.

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Re: no power

Your set needs a tech due to excessive voltage the regulator got very hot causing it to damage when opperating systems a fan is needed to cool it off.goodluck.

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