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Protect Shutdown Every time I turn on my dvd player, it goes to the same screen. "Protect Shutdown..." I've searched the RCA website and have found absolutely nothing in regards to this message and have had no luck in getting a response from their tech support. The unit powers on, shows the DVD background and will, from time to time, scroll through each of the disc holders, but it always goes back to the same screen. I've tried all the basics--unplugging and replugging, using a different outlet. I'm just hoping to find someone else who has come across this problem and knows what to do about it.

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if you hold the power button for more than 8 seconds it will lock the whole system. unplug it and see if that fixes it, if not press and hold the power button on the remote.

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

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SOURCE: RCA RT2770 receiver won't turn on!

For the noise when it starts try this. Remove cover and you will see a small fan held in place by 2 screws. Remove these screws and then remove fan. On the back of the fan you will see a sticker. Remove this sticker and apply 1...just 1 drop of oil onto the now exposed shaft. Replace the sticker, the fan and the 2 screws.

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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SOURCE: rca rt2870 wont turn on

I have the same problem. In my case, the problem was the transistor that command the relay that supply the main transformer. You can find it in the power supply board, near of the relay.

Posted on Dec 01, 2009

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SOURCE: RCA RTD315 Theater System The DVD Player recently

My identical system has exactly the same problem as the one described by dipaola, above. When I insert a DVD, the DVD carriage pops back open after a few seconds. In fact, mine won't stay closed even without a DVD in it, as long as the system is set to play a DVD. I'd like an answer to the big Q - Is there anything I can do about this, or should I just find another DVD player to hook into the system?

Posted on Dec 16, 2010

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SOURCE: RCA Model RTD317W The standby mode

Generally speaking, an amp protects itself from heat, shorts and overloads by refusing to turn on or stay on.

Overloads can be from excessive periods of high output and shorts would be wiring issues or a speaker blowing up.

You should be able to feel if it's hot. WHY is it overheating? Make sure it has sufficient ventilation on all sides and that vent holes are not blocked by dust balls. Ensure the fan (if equipped) is running as designed (some only operate on demand). Clean dust and debris from it.

If the amp comes back on after cooling, you're lucky. They only have so many self-protection cycles in their lives so continuously resetting or cycling their power without addressing the cause can do more harm than good.

If it protects immediately on a cool power up you should disconnect the speaker connections and try it 'naked'. If it comes up then diagnose which lead(s) are shorted. If it does not come up the problem is internal and should be left to an experienced hands-on tech.

Posted on Feb 04, 2011

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SOURCE: rca rtd215 hometheatre system wont connect to ipod

its possible that your usb port is burnt out on the system.mine is doing that also. what i reccomend that you do is buy one of these:

Posted on Jan 20, 2012

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Not all disc players will play all the different types on the market. Some DVD's will only play in certain areas of the world. This is called region coding. The number of this is found on the back of the player and on the disc or case it comes with. If you have a region 2 player it can only play 2 discs. It is possible to make some DVD players play another region or all. Search the web for information on how to change the region code on your model DVD player.
Another thing that will cause that response is using a "+" or "-" disc type in a machine that can only play one type.
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Knowledge Article C337191 Error: The message PROTECT or UNPLUG shows in the display.
Follow this procedure to troubleshoot when a PROTECT or UNPLUG error is displayed.
IMPORTANT: The top of the receiver must have proper ventilation to keep from over heating.
  1. Reduce the volume level.
  2. NOTE: If the receiver is played at the maximum volume level it may enter the PROTECT mode. Maximum volume listening will cause the receiver to run hot and drain the output capacitors.
  3. If both the A and B speakers are being powered by the receiver at the same time, turn off the surround sound option.
  4. If protect occurs only when using a DVD player, the sampling frequency may be set too high.
  5. NOTE: Some receivers provide compatibility with the higher sampling frequencies through alternate connections. Consult the user manual for specific information.
  6. Ensure the speaker wiring is not damaged and is properley connected to the back of the receiver and speakers.
  7. If the issue is still unresolved after completing all of the troubleshooting steps, service may be required.
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When I turn my dvd player on, the volume will lower on its own to almost mute. It is hit or miss weather or not the unit will turn off on its own saying protect. All connections are good. Inside is clean....

When you've got good volume, try unplugging the speakers (only for a very short time) to see if that whining noise is still there or if it's stopped. We're trying to see if the whining is related to the low volume and "protect" or if it's only coincidental.

Try unplugging all the cables (except the power cord). Turn the player on & off several times & see if that whining noise acts the same. Also see if the player goes into "protect". What we're trying to do here is see if it NEVER goes into "protect" with the cables unplugged.

Last... try to get it to start & run without going into "protect", with all the cables unplugged (except power). Plug the cables in, one at a time, and see if plugging one of the cables in forces it into "protect". If so, there's something wrong with that cable or whatever's on the other end of that cable. Unplug it again & restart the player - no "protect"? Wait a little while, plug the cable in. "Protect"? Check the other end of that cable.

If it goes into "protect" with nothing plugged in except the power, then the player is probably a write-off, ready to be replaced (it's not very often that DVD players are worth repairing these days).

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The protect message indicates that a problem was found in the output stage of the amplifier. Unless this gets repaired, nothing will work. As a verification that the speakers or the wires are not the problem, unplug all of the speakers and try again. If protect still is displayed, the problem is inside the unit.

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