Question about Harman Kardon AVR 25 MKII
When I turn on my HK receiver it turns itself on and off numerous times. This only happens on a stone cold powerup and only the first time I turn it on each day. Once it stops switching on and off it works just fine. It turned itself on and off 154 times today before it began working. Once it is working, if I then turn it off and turn it back on, it works fine. HK said it could be shorted speaker wires and the receiver is going into "protect" mode but I doubt this. The speaker wires aren't moving around. If there was a speaker wire short somewhere that wouldn't fix itself each time I turn it on. They also suggested that it is overheating but it only does it when I turn it on when it is at room temperature. The only other suggestion HK gave me was an "internal" problem which likely will cost more to fix than a comparable new unit.
The relay on the PWR SUPPLY board clicks once when the PWR switch is turned on then 2 to 5 sec. later it clicks again and 'off' it goes.
The small transformer ( standby power) on the board appears to be leaking crud (looks like wood glue) all along one edge.
Can I bypass this relay to see if the power transformer is 'ok'?
Posted on May 08, 2009
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