You said the capacitors are fried, understood. Is this something worth fixing or would I be better off just starting with a new receiver? I am looking into another receiver regardless but wanted this for a second set up. Thoughts?
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Re: Sony STR-DE635 Protector Mode
With this receiver it is cheaper to buy a new one. But instead of throwing it out I recommend that you list it for sell as is for parts. Keep the landfill free or ewaste and all. Sorry to bear the bad news.
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try resoldering all open circuits then on power supply section check the electrolytic. capacitors. which are 80 volts, 10000microfarads also check regulators which 5&12volts (la7805&la7812) and I suppose things will workout
Protet mode is a special diagnostic mode that starts when a fault is detected.
When in protection mode the unit is prevented from starting by protection circuit, so to prevent further damage.
Check the speakers and speakers wiring, a contact in speaker wires, or faulty speakers can send the unit in protection.
Try unplugging power cable for one hour or so. then connect cable back
and see if you get rid of protect state. Sometimes accumulation of
electrostatic charges inside circuit capacitors can kick in protect
mode. In that case unplugging the unit from main for some times can get
rid of electrostatic charges, and reset circuits by draining power
If that was the problem, you will not get Protect when plugging back power cable.
If you do all the above and still get Protect, then there is a real fault.
In that case the unit may be disassembled and tested to find the fault.
If that is the case I suggest contacting the manufacturer at the number
listed on the owners manual, or asking a quote on repair to a local
Maybe, it worked for me. my rear speakers workt ramdomly, often not. so i re solder the relay for the rear speakers, now it works fine everytime, a hole movie and some random on and offs, it can't do any harme to try=)
I suspect intermittent 31V supply, filament supply or bad connections on fluorescent display. Check Q801 31V reg , R802, zener on base of Q801 located on DC board. Inspect all boards for bad solder joints, reflow and tighten pcb grounding screws.