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Yamaha RX-V690 powers up and turns right off??????

When I turn on the system it powers up for a second and then shuts right down. Any Ideas????

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Could be that your amps are overheating in the system causing it to shutdown to prevent damage.

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Hi...
All the speakers are connected at both ends?
If so, you have a power amp electrical break.
Not an easy fix.

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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