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Overload problem VSX-D511 gives overload display then shuts off

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SOURCE: pioneer vsx-d511 amp error

I've had the same problem for over a month and have yet to find the time to get to it. However, I there may be a fuse on the circuit board that needs to be replace. That's just my guess.

Hope it's the solution.

Posted on Sep 17, 2008

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SOURCE: vsx-517 keeps going into overload mode!

Try this:
1. Turn off the receiver.
2. Disconnect all the speakers from the back of the receiver.
3. Turn on the receiver. Does it still go into overload? If so, it may need repair.
4. If not, turn the receiver back off and connect one speaker at a time and turn it back on.

Most likely one of your speaker cables is shorted out causing your receiver to get overloaded. Or, one of the speakers is damaged, having the same effect.

Posted on Apr 20, 2009

SOURCE: pioneer vsx-516 6.1 channels

Check the speakers one by one maybe there is one bad or almost damaged

Posted on Jun 06, 2009

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SOURCE: power overload

That is a good thing, your receiver is going into "protect mode" that means the receiver is shutting down to keep from damaging delicate internal circuitry, it is sensing a speaker bottoming out or some other electrical "short" that could be damaging!
Also could be from over driveing the amp and then it starts to overheat thus going into "protect mode".
If your speakers are "clipping or distorting" turn it down, you are going to ruin your amp. Good luck !

Posted on Jan 06, 2010

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SOURCE: Receiver shuts down when setting volume above certain range.

What ohm speakers are you using? this receiver doesnt work very well with speakers that have an ohm rating below 6

Posted on May 17, 2010

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My amplifier when i put it at -50 and more it write overload .....pionner vsx-d511


Generally speaking, an amp attempts to protect itself from heat, shorts, overloads and operator exuberance by refusing to turn on or stay on.

Overloads can be from excessive periods of high output or marginally low impedance loading by the speakers; and shorts would be wiring issues or a speaker blowing up.

You should be able to feel if it's hot. WHY is it overheating? Make sure it has sufficient ventilation on all sides and that vent holes are not blocked by dust balls. Ensure the fan (if equipped) is running as designed (some only operate on demand). Clean dust and debris from it.

If the amp comes back on after cooling, you're lucky. They only have so many self-protection cycles in their lives so continuously resetting or cycling their power without addressing the cause can do more harm than good.

If it protects immediately on a cool power up you should disconnect the speaker connections and try it 'naked'. If it comes up then diagnose which lead(s) are shorted. If it does not come up the problem is internal and should be left to an experienced and competent hands-on tech.

Check for loose speaker connections at the speaker as a root cause for intermittent shutdown.

Apr 27, 2011 | Pioneer VSX-D511 Receiver

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Display shows overload and receiver shuts down


This means that one (or maybe more) of the amplifiers is shorted. Remove all speakers cables and try again. If you get the same message that means that one (or more) amplifiers is fried. To find which and why you will have to open the unit and test the amplifiers.

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VSX-D608 Overload and shutdown


Overload is displayed when the amp draw is excessive, and can be caused by different faults.
when Overload is detected, the protection circuit will shut down the unit to prevent further damage.

The first thing to try is hard reset. Shut down the unit for about one hour to drain power completely.
This can fix minor problems that can cause overload, for example electrostatic charge accumulation on internal capacitors.

If that does not fix the problem, then you must find the fault.

Overload can be caused by shorted speakers, wrong impedance speakers, or by a contact on speakers wiring.
Check speakers connection and test different speakers with 6, or better 8 Ohms impedance.

Another test can be done by unplugging all speakers, and reconnecting and testing them one at a time, at a very low volume.
No more than two 4 Ohms speakers can be connected to the unit, or you will get overload.

If the speakers are OK, then preamp, shorted input/output connectors, main power supply or faulty output transistors can draw too much amps causing overloading.

In that case it is recommendable contacting Pioneer at the number listed on the owners manual.

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Pioneer vsx-516 6.1 channels


Check the speakers one by one maybe there is one bad or almost damaged

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CHECK THE MENU,,SETTUP ,,NO RECIEVER NEEDEED,,IF NOT CHECK THE RAC JACKS

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I've had the same problem for over a month and have yet to find the time to get to it. However, I there may be a fuse on the circuit board that needs to be replace. That's just my guess.

Hope it's the solution.

Sep 08, 2008 | Pioneer VSX-D511 Receiver

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I am getting no sound via my optical cable input. The back of the AMP says that the optical is TV/SAT but i can't change the input to digital it will only go to analog. DVD player is set to Bitstream all dvd options set to DTS, but still no sound going through. Any help would be apprecaited

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I have the same problem. It worked before and now the sound is gone. If I put it on tuner and turn it up all the way I can hear a little bit

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