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Receiver shuts offs automatically

My receiver turns on ok but shuts off completely after about 30 seconds or so. what could be the problem?

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Re: Receiver shuts offs automatically

Mine did same thing-when I put on my strongest reading glasses,I discovered ONE STRAND! of speaker cable was touching (-) speaker output terminal....felt like a fool....Worth taking a second look!

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