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I recieved an item that doesn't work

When i connected the speakers it started smoking. the unit burned.

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It sounds like you didnt hook the negative to the negative and the positove to the positive. Thats the only way that will happen. Or if you put to big of speakers on the amp

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The receiver doesn't have a password, but the unit can be fried, let's go with by a process of elimination.
First, the most noticeable procedure would be to not plug in anything in back of the receiver, and plug it in the an outlet and turn it on. If the unit shuts off after a few seconds, then the unit has a short and must be sent in for repair.
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2- New Receiver are very sensitive to higher or lower impedance speakers. Make sure that the speakers you are hooking up to the receiver are not higher than 8ohm's, and lower than 6ohm's or the amplifier will eventually clip.
3- If this is a problem that started happening recently but has been working in the past, I would look back at what was done in the past to maybe have modified to your system. Are your speaker wires in the wall? Have you accidentally nailed a nail in the speaker wire, that can also cause a short.
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