Question about Pioneer VSX-D3S Receiver
I paid to have this problem repaired before, and no parts were needed. They only gave a 90 day guarantee. I should of left it turn on 24-7 and than I could have taken it back the frist week. Front display, does a crazy light show. Along with the display, you lose control of receivers function. On occation I have turn it on, I will have a local FM station with good sound, but touch anything and its gone. Only way to cut the power, is to pull plug or hit reset button, witch put it to standby power. I know its the heat. This receiver cover, is all vented top and sides. I was told to look at transistor with heatsinks. Excessive heat has created a open connection on the board. Seems I don't see it. I was thinking the problem was right in the front display, but haven't open it. I've got to beleive, I'm not the frist to have this problem. Appreciated any suggestion.
Disconnect the speakers and see what happens. Carefully examine the speaker cables for unwanted connections (shorts).
Take a clue from when the power problem appeared. Something was moved and made the buzz a (probable) dead short.
Posted on May 16, 2009
unplug it and press the power buton and then hold the power button, and while your holding the power button, plug it back in
hope it worked!!!
Posted on Jul 31, 2009
Unit is pretty old I had one of these back in 98-99.
Time to upgrade a service tech is going to cost you $150 just to open it up and figure out whats bad.
Pioneer ok but check out Denon's line of receivers Onkyo is good too but they have a high rate of repairs
Pioneer doesn't make them like they used to that D1S was a tank, had tons of audio / video inputs was one of the first with video upconverting had lots of power and a great front display panel. BUT technology has come along way and pioneer hasn't kept up. They even stopped making high end TV's a few years ago even though they were regarded as the best sets out there.
check this out
Denon AVR-4310CIgoogle it they sell for ALOT less than sticker I bought one for $1299 with a 5 year warranty
Hope that helps
Posted on Feb 19, 2010
Testimonial: "@thebigdoghim, thanks for the very constructive feedback. I was 80% certain that the cost to diagnose the problem alone would be in the triple digits."
Make sure that your speaker buttons are having problem, by connecting new speaker with your system.Let me know the result.
Best regards Chandrashekhar Bhat
Posted on Dec 29, 2010
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Resetting the main unit
Use this procedure to reset all the receiver's settings to the factory default. Use the front
panel controls to do this.
1 Switch the receiver into standby.
2 While holding down the TONE button, press and hold the STANDBY/ON button for about three seconds.
3 When you see RESET? appear in the display, press ENTER .
OK? shows in the display.
4 Press SYSTEM SETUP to confirm.
OK appears in the display to indicate that the receiver has been reset to the factory default
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Resetting the system
Use this procedure to reset all the receiver's settings to the factory default. Use the front panel
controls to do this. Set MULTI-ZONE to OFF.
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1 Switch the receiver into standby.
2 While holding down ENTER on the front panel, press ?µ STANDBY/ON.
The display shows RESET < NO >.
3 Select 'RESET' using PRESET +/-, then press ENTER on the front panel.
The display shows RESET? OK.
4 Press ENTER to confirm.
OK appears in the display to indicate that the receiver has been reset to the factory default settings.
• Note that all settings will be saved, even if the receiver is unplugged.
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