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I Have a VSX-917V-k When I put up the volume past 25 it works for a minute or two and then its says overload and shuts off. The speakers are older than the system but they r 15" Technics which work at 8 Ohms and Say 200watts (music) and 100 watts (DIN) on back of speaker. They work great I had an older piooner receiver with less power and it didnt have any problems with them but this on overloads and shuts off when I put up the volume I only have those two speakers no sub. or sorround speakers. and its not up enough to were it distorts or anything it just overloads.

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Just check your speaker cabling again. Make sure that all of them are seated properly, none is touching each other or the body of receiver. Rewire if necessary..
Are you using banana plugs for connecting speaker or just directly. Some times even a little tiny wire touching the receiver could trigger the protect mode. Be careful, since protect mode is sometimes not fast enough and it could blown a few trasistors in the power circuit.
If everything else seems all right and still your receiver shut down when you raise the volume then it possible that there are bad connections on the main board that are set in.

This would generally happen if the system is slighly old or have dry solder and when you raise up the volume. This should be a simple repair that will not require parts. If you can solder, you will be able to repair this yourself. I could guide you a bit. If not, then a local service center will change the local labor rate. Hope you can sort out your problem with the above trouble shooting. Let me know if I can guide you further. Thanks for using FixYa!

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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    Sachin Mar 10, 2009

    Just check your speaker as well....whether they play all right thru another receiver or amplifier. Since they are old, it posiible they could be shorting inside. A little frayed wire could also trigger the protect circuit in your receiver.

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