My Sony receiver is 3 years old. During a nasty thunderstorm, the power zapped out (I didn't have a surge protection power strip) and ithasn't returned. However, when I plug it in, I can still hear that usual, subtle click, so something is going on. Is this a reasonable fix or should I invest in a new one? Thanks.
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Without a professional inspection no one can tell you if it is an easy fix or not. It could be as simple as an internal fuse blew or as costly as damaged circuitry. It would be worth a phone call to a repair center, $75 is around what they charge to tell you what the problem is.
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I don't know about the newer receivers but this sounds like an arching OFF/ON power switch that was a problem on Pioneer receivers years ago. I would bypass the switch and see what happens.
1. Unplug unit from wall. 2. Jumper two wires going to off/on switch using alligator clip with insulated boots on clips. 3. Plug amplifier into disconnected circuit breaker/fuse protected AC strip. 4. Plug AC strip into wall outlet, turn AC strip switch ON and see if problem disappears.
RF or stray electric fed back to the unit via power cord or cables is most likely-----consider a technician looking at it as the audio output circuit etc may have been damaged---surge protection will not usually protect against this kind of problem.
I am sure you have tried and disconnecting all the speakers and taking the unit to another outlet right? If it works you fried your surge and need to replace it. Otherwise the unit went into that strange power protection mode
This can happen. Lightening causes static charge that can be picked up by speaker wires. It is possible ONE of the amplifiers has failed. To check, have the room quiet. Turn on the amp. After 5 to 10 seconds there should be a nice solid 'CLICK' from inside the amp. If there is no click, the unit is in safety mode. You will need a service shop.
Sounds like your receiver has a cold solder joint on the power board at a transistor or capacitor. Not a major repair, however, it will probably run $100 or so to pull it apart, hunt it down and fix the problem. Not sure of your problem with the DVDR. Do you have a "line conditioning, surge protection" unit? Not a Power strip or low end monster surge. Panamax, APC, Furman, make line conditioning surge units that keep your power steady and will shut down in case of voltage fluctuation in both directions. They cost from 200 to 2000 depending on the equipment you are protecting. It is a necessary component to any system. Hope this helps.
Your unit took a power spike or a brown out; big dip in power then a surge. Yamaha's receivers are pretty solid when it comes to power supply's! it takes alot to zap em! If that's the case, it's about a 275 dollar repair. They will replace main transistors and caps. If you don't have a serious Home Theater Surge/Conditioner (not a power strip) get one! any receiver with today's spec's will be toast!. If you need some guidance on receiver's or surge, post a comment and I can help you out. Sorry for the bad luck!
I have had this problem several times with Sony receivers in the past. The issue may be frustrating but these receivers are idiot proof. It is doing you a favor by tripping and not setting your house on fire as well.
Many things like improper wire crossing or touching due to too much of the insulation stripped off can cause this. Thunder storms and power surges as well have been known do this to Sony receivers.
Unplug the unit and remove the cover. Look for any blown fuses as sometimes this is the problem. Take the fuse to a Radioshack to find new ones. However, it is likely you will need to take it in for repairs. This usually costs around $100. Find a local electronics repair shop in your area ( "TV Reapir in the yellow pages") or call Sony to send it to them.
is it pl;uged direct in wall must nbe on a nice hi end break surge proably got zapped transisters in it best to try to replace it u can try to un plug it from that outlet few min then back in anther one