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I have the vr616 receiver and DVD player. The DVD player has crapped out. It will no longer read DVDs and every time I load one in it reads an error message. I've given up on that, and finally bought a new DVD player. The receiver has recently been shutting off for no apparent reason when I have the surround sound on. It shuts off anywhere within 1-5 minutes after turning on, and the power light blinks really fast. It's only 3-4 years old, and should be lasting longer. I'd appreciate any help.

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Please update your post with any Model Numbers that you can retrieve, especially the subwoofer. Off hand, and with the limited amount of information that you have provided, I would GUESS that your subwoofer is simply overheating, and is being shutdown internally, hence protecting the fuse because no short is detected. If you haven't moved and or vaccuumed/cleaned around or near your system regularly, dust, pollution, name it, builds up and can easily prevent electronics from breeathing/venting properly.

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Use the red and white looking audio outs on your TV next to your yellow video out they are together (RED, WHITE, YELLOW). These are known as RCA jacks. Find a RCA wire and connect it to the AUX input of your receiver and the output of your TV. Turn your receiver to AUX mode and it should work.

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Generally speaking, an amp protects itself from heat, shorts, overloads and operator exuberance by refusing to turn on or stay on.

Overloads can be from excessive periods of high output or marginally low impedance loading by the speakers; and shorts would be wiring issues or a speaker blowing up.

You should be able to feel if it's hot. WHY is it overheating? Make sure it has sufficient ventilation on all sides and that vent holes are not blocked by dust balls. Ensure the fan (if equipped) is running as designed (some only operate on demand). Clean dust and debris from it.

If the amp comes back on after cooling, you're lucky. They only have so many self-protection cycles in their lives so continuously resetting or cycling their power without addressing the cause can do more harm than good.

If it protects immediately on a cool power up you should disconnect the speaker connections and try it 'naked'. If it comes up then diagnose which lead(s) are shorted. If it does not come up the problem is internal and should be left to an experienced and competent hands-on tech.

Check for loose speaker connections at the speaker as a root cause for intermittent shutdown.

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