Rained on my new Onkyo - it wasn't plugged in tho!
Hi all. I had my new receiver sitting unplugged on a shelf waiting to set it up this weekend. We had an unexpected early rain, my windows were open, and I came home to find that rain had gotten all over the top of the unit.
I freaked out because it was after 5p (otherwise I would have taken it straight to a repair shop). I wiped off the top with a towel. Then I gently turned the unit upside down on another dry towel and let it sit for 30 minutes so it could drain out any rain that seeped inside.
I didn't want to let anything corrode, so I now have a hair dryer suspended about 4 feet above the unit blowing warm (not hot) air into the vents.
What should I do next? If I continue to "dry out" the unit w/the blow dryer, will it be ok, or should I still take it to a repair facility?
I'm bummed because I just bought it and haven't even taken the labels off yet!
Re: Rained on my new Onkyo - it wasn't plugged in tho!
No need for a repair shop. Just open the top (two big screws on each side and a few smaller ones in the back) Let it sit for another day that way and it'll be right as rain. Oops...poor choice of words.
Avoid the urge to touch the circuit boards on the inside. Static electricity could damage the circuits. Instead, put it next to a fan - or in a room with a ceiling fan.
When you're don, plug it in and enjoy your new stereo.
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The reference to Zone 2 means that your Onkyo receiver is set to be remotely controlled from another location. Normally, this arrangement would be initiated at the time of set up but could be done later. You may have to repeat the initial set up routine to get things back to normal
The problem is the audio output ic's, one or more channels has developed a short causing the safety shutdown to engage. The only solution is take it back where it was purchased and since it is under warranty it should be repaired free of charge if not a possible exchange.
I had this happen to my unit shortly after I purchased it. When I turned the receiver on there was a loud pop through the speakers, the red light on the front started blinking and the unit failed to produce sound.
A tack worked its way through one of the speaker wires, causing a short. I replaced the wire and unplugged the receiver for an hour. It's worked well for the past two years since this issue.
If you haven't done so already, check all of your speaker wires and plugs on the receiver and the speakers. You may have a damaged wire or metal-on-metal contact somewhere. Try these steps:
1. Unplug the unit and disconnect all wires and connections. Let the unit sit for an hour.
2. Check all cords for damage or crossed connections.
3. Reconnect the power cord and set the volume to minimum. Turn the receiver on. If it stays on, shut it off, unplug it and reconnect everything, taking care to ensure that speaker wires and/or plugs don't make contact.
4. Plug the receiver in, set the volume to minimum (it should already have this setting after step 3) and turn it on.
It sounds like there is a short somewhere in either the wiring or the receiver. This caused the popping noise and activated the receiver's protection circuit. If it's a damaged wire or plugs or wires making contact, you can reset the unit with the directions above, replace or separate the wires and all should work. If the issue is within the unit, you'll have to contact Onkyo directly.
Contact Onkyo website - usually a malfunction in the unit requiring service, and you cannot reset it. HOWEVER, try the usual unplug, wait and plug-in again. Make sure that there's not a shorted speaker - so unplug all speakers and try using just headphones. Also, make sure you have air ventilation around the unit - nothing on top of it, as that will cause it to overhead and shutdown. Try these items and report back. Good Luck!
contact onkyo and ask for a disc that you use threw the cd player via a toslink . The disc will upgrade your avr ,thus overwriting any problems you had. My tx-sr705 had an issue with popping during blu ray playback while the dts-master audio was being used. I got a disc that upgraded the chip that utilizes the codec's.
are you using HDMI cables or component. First I would try unplugging the composite and component video cables while the receiver is off. Plug them back in and turn it back on. If that does'nt work try setting the receiver to factory default and redo the settings. You can find how to reset to default in your user manual.
Turning any receiver off will erase the settings - there is no backup battery (Onkyo uses Battery Free Memory Backup) and the length of time depends on the capacitor charge. Why not just leave the receiver plugged in? Stand-by mode uses a negligible amount of power - enough to keep the capacitors charged and the LED on the front panel on.
All speakers and lines OK? Sorry for basic approach!! Protection is supposed to work when speaker outputs are loaded under recommended Z. speaker Z is a setting too ... along with several other paramenters. Also, re the "last return" ... Maybe the back surround speakers were turned off in settings? Again, apologies if you've tried all this basic stuff. I've just bought one of these amps and have probs with the FM tuner not tuning anything. Mmmm. Back to the shop?? Cheers, Chris