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Power up problem on my receiver

I have a Yamaha R-V501 receiver that powers up fine for about 2 seconds but then I hear a click and the receiver shuts itself off. Do I have a fuse issue or is it something more serious?

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Re: Power up problem on my receiver

The polarity on your speakers are reversed

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