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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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  • chris davis Jun 27, 2007

    I tried that idea, but no speakers wires are hooked up, and it still cuts off. thanks for the add

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2008

    Yeppers i got the same problem, I just purchased the 1600 ran home alike a like a little kid with a new toy to connect it, wired everything up with bannan plugs, kicked in a dvd it worked great for 4 hours and it shut down first i thought it got to hot so i pulled it out of the rack and let it sit till the morning to cool off, woke next morning got dressed for work hit the button it stayed on for 3 minutes while i got dress and shut down, im lost and im gonna call the store at 9.30 when they open for a trade in, ill be back to let you know what happens next

  • tosick Jun 04, 2008

    I have the same problem. Ive secured all connections and my speakers are in wall. Since the problem has just surfaced after working fine for a couple of years, I think it may be something internal. I think it may be overheating. Any ideas?



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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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