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Random Shutoff of Yamaha HTR-5240 When Playing Movie DVDs

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My son gave me his Yamaha HTR-5240. I really like the sound but have a nagging problem with the unit. When playing DVD movies it will randomly switch completely off. Sometimes it only takes a few seconds after turning on the power, sometimes a few minutes. It happens most often during a loud audio outburst in the movie like a filmed explosion but it can be any sound even moderately loud. I lowered the amount of bass output from the subwoofer, but it continues to shut itself down. My son reported it did that for him too, but not nearly as bad as it is now.

The unit works fine with CDs. You can play them as loud as you want and never have a shutoff problem.

I reset the dynamic range which was set on "maximum" to "standard." That seemed to help for a while but the unit went back to doing the same thing. I fiddled back and forth with the impedance switch on the back of the amp but this didn't do much. I unplugged the unit from the wall for a few minutes thinking that maybe, as the manual says, the microchip may have been messed up with lightning, etc. After plugging it back in it did the same thing.

I have read the manual from cover to cover including the troubleshooting section and I swear I can't figure out what's going on.

Help!

Thank you.


Barry Scholles
Strasburg, OH

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  • mikeandbarry Dec 30, 2008

    Hello-



    I called Audio Visions in Canton, OH with this problem and since they are both a retailer and installer of Yamaha equipment they were more than willing to help. The guy assured me that the HTR 5240 is basically built like a tank internally so he immediately ruled out taking it apart.



    Since this only happens on DVD he indicated it had to be a short in either the center or the two back speakers since DVD play is the only time these are activated. I checked both and sure enough there were speaker wires contacting each other on the center speaker. A little contact wire shortening and screw re-tightening and VOILA! everything works perfectly now.



    So whoever else has this problem it is most likely due to speaker wires contacting each other and shorting out. Check each of the six speakers thoroughly.





    Barry Scholles

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I found this answer up above and it working. I check my speaker wires and fixed some and it has been working since then. I copied the answer below.

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First i would strongly suggest that you review your wiring, since the problem occurred after those change , It might also be just coincidence. When you are playing something(music) go around and listen carefully to each of the speakers, check for muffled or distorted sound, that could indicate a speaker or wiring problem. Of course the problem could also be in the receiver. The protection circuit in your amplifier could be acting up(too sensitive), in that case you might need the help from a local repair tech.
Hope this will help Good luck

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  • loulupo Aug 22, 2010

    I found this fix for mine. I made sure all my speaker wires where connected ok. Fix some loose connections and + - and everything is working great now. Below is the answer I followed.










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    First i would strongly suggest that you review your wiring, since the
    problem occurred after those change ,
    It might also be just coincidence.
    When you are playing something(music) go around and listen carefully to
    each of the speakers, check for muffled or distorted sound, that could
    indicate a speaker or wiring problem.
    Of course the problem could also be in the receiver.
    The protection circuit in your amplifier could be acting up(too
    sensitive), in that case you might need the help from a local repair tech.


    Hope this will help Good luck


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I had the identical problem and solved it. It is a short where the speaker wires are contacting each other. Since my problem only happened when a DVD movie was being played, it had to be either the center or back speakers. Checked the center and found both speaker wires touching each other. A little wire shortening and stripping and re-connecting without contact solved the problem.

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