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Protection mode keeps kicking in

When a 'loud' part of the DVD is playing or the volume gets turn up the sound stops and the display says 'Protect'. This only happens when playing a DVD and seems to happen when there is a 'spike' in the volume.

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I also had a problem on my STR-DB930 where protect mode only occurred in loud sequences on DVDs. It ended up being a short in one of the surround speaker cables which only was significant enough to cause a PROTECT mode when loud signals were sent to the speakers. Woerht checking the speaker cables by taking them off and reattaching them one at a time to check if any of them are shorting out.

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This happens less often in "normal surround" mode

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Knowledge Article C337191 Error: The message PROTECT or UNPLUG shows in the display.
Follow this procedure to troubleshoot when a PROTECT or UNPLUG error is displayed.
IMPORTANT: The top of the receiver must have proper ventilation to keep from over heating.
  1. Reduce the volume level.
  2. NOTE: If the receiver is played at the maximum volume level it may enter the PROTECT mode. Maximum volume listening will cause the receiver to run hot and drain the output capacitors.
  3. If both the A and B speakers are being powered by the receiver at the same time, turn off the surround sound option.
  4. If protect occurs only when using a DVD player, the sampling frequency may be set too high.
  5. NOTE: Some receivers provide compatibility with the higher sampling frequencies through alternate connections. Consult the user manual for specific information.
  6. Ensure the speaker wiring is not damaged and is properley connected to the back of the receiver and speakers.
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Causes that can start protect mode are:

Electrostatic harges on internal circuits.
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Bad speaker wiring.
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Electrostatic harges on internal circuits.
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Check speaker wiring, try unplugging and plugging back, or start after removing one speaker at the time.

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If the unit is less than one year old, or if you want to get service, call Sony at the phone number listed on the product documentation.

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