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System lights up when plugged in but stays in stand-by mode

My Sherwood RD-6500 Receiver will light up when plugged in. By this
I mean I plug it in and press the power button and everything looks OK. The next step has always been to press the stand-by button in order to get the reciever to truely 'turn on' (i.e. produce sound and use the buttons). As of right now all that happens is it stays on standby mode even when I push the standby button as though it was frozen.

Earlier today I was moving it from my house to my dorm room and made sure to take extra care in terms of handling and transporting it. There is a possibility that a drop of water may have gotten in to it through the top vents but I doubt it did. Even if it did, it would've dried in the time it took for me to move and unpack.

If you guys know of anything I am not doing, please let me know!!

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  • obryancr1123 Jan 13, 2009

    I took off the casing but couldn't find any place that look liked it short circuited, got wet, or wiring broke. I'm not sure what else could be wrong.



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If it is wet please remoove the cover and dry it by using hair dryer .after that still the same it can be bad solder joints.
can you resolder the printed circuit board.

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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    nuwan chinthaka Jan 13, 2009

    check the board for loose connections.use small pease of wood or plastic handle and give small shot for the large capacitors and heatsinks and simultaniansly turn on the power

    if it start.resold the all suspect component again.




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