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No power on pioneer receiver

Receiver is less than a year old. I was switching it into a new cabinet and after I got it all hooked up it died. I unhooked everything and tried to power it on with no luck. When I press the power and advanced surround button at the same time it powers on then shuts down again. Please help!

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My receiver was turned on and plugged into a surge protector along with my LCD TV. The power went out and everything shut down.

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SOURCE: Pioneer VSX-918V-K Standby Light Flashes but will not turn on.

unplug it and press the power buton and then hold the power button, and while your holding the power button, plug it back in

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First thing to check is the Speaker Select Switch. It will say, "A" "AB" or "Both" it will be displayed on the LCD screen as well. Second if that's ok, Check the "Direct" switch. If it's on, turn it off. Generally if it's on, you will see a blue light if it's on (most receiver's)

If you still have No audio, hook up your DVD to the "Direct" input and turn "Direct" on. If you have audio then. The DSP chip is probably bad and you should take it to a shop and have them bench it first to confirm. Hope this helps

Posted on Dec 05, 2009

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If that didn't work, with the power off try holding Tune + and Auto surround/stream direct buttons for a few seconds to reset the protection circuits. Make sure to keep 8" of empty space above the unit for air, as overheating can cause this problem. If it fails again, there could be bigger problems, so get it checked

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SOURCE: My Pioneer VSX-D1S A/V receiver will not power on

Unit is pretty old I had one of these back in 98-99.

Time to upgrade a service tech is going to cost you $150 just to open it up and figure out whats bad.

Pioneer ok but check out Denon's line of receivers Onkyo is good too but they have a high rate of repairs

Pioneer doesn't make them like they used to that D1S was a tank, had tons of audio / video inputs was one of the first with video upconverting had lots of power and a great front display panel. BUT technology has come along way and pioneer hasn't kept up. They even stopped making high end TV's a few years ago even though they were regarded as the best sets out there.

check this out
Denon AVR-4310CIgoogle it they sell for ALOT less than sticker I bought one for $1299 with a 5 year warranty

Hope that helps


Posted on Feb 19, 2010

Testimonial: "@thebigdoghim, thanks for the very constructive feedback. I was 80% certain that the cost to diagnose the problem alone would be in the triple digits."

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