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Stuck! My STR-DE945 clicked inside for some reason and then the whole thing doesn't play any audio. How do I switch it back internally because all the buttons do not fix this. My Receiver always clicks off when playing in stereo and only when I tap the top of the receiver, then it fixes the problem temporarily but then gets bad again. Any luck of maybe blocking the receiver of automatically cutting off its channels?

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  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2008

    I have the same problem. Seems like it is staying off an increasing amount of time.

  • redhedbrew Feb 10, 2008

    sooo, others have the same problem. It's like the buttons dis-engage or something. i'll be listening to something, then click, sound goes out until i re-press the dvd, or vid 1 button etc. not always a solution, and VERY annoying! Anyone have a quote on what it may take to fix tHis?

  • ckridgway Feb 18, 2008

    Same problem.  My power button hasn't worked for quite some time, but just this month the audio started dropping out after a clicking noise in the receiver.  Tapping or lightly pressing the SPEAKERS selector turns the audio back on for an indefinite period of time.

  • thedoctor Mar 30, 2008

    My parents are having the same issue with the sound not coming out. When they tap on the speaker switch the audio starts coming out again for a period of time but then they loose it again. I'm speculating that the speaker switch has gone bad. Problem is that I am 5 hours away from them so I can't get my hands on the reciever at the moment to look at it myself. I'm interested in any findings anyone else finds with this problem.

  • casey1115 Jun 21, 2008

    I only use the remote on my stereo. So the power button doesn't seem to fit as the problem. The unit has a delayed start after power on this is normal and just as it starts there is this click. Now after a period of time, it gets hot and clicks out .... its like a capacitatior or something is shutting it down. Sometime off an on a couple of time and it's back. I took it into Best Buy and they say that Sony doesn't stock the replacement parts.... can't seem to tell me what they might be.... I too love this unit. I want it working again... 3 for auction on ebay now.... thinking hard.

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I was able to fix this issue by opening up the receiver, removing the circuit board that the power button and speaker selector knob contact, and then reseating that board back onto the circuit board it was connected to (the one with the majority of the control buttons).  This completely resolved the problem.  The power button works again and the audio does not drop out anymore.

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My STR-DE675 has the same problem, I've opened it up and narrowed it down to two audio relays that don't always engage like they should. For me it's the center speaker and the headphone relay. Tapping on them with a screwdriver makes them work again, so maybe this is why tapping on your receiver also worked. I think I will have to install a pair of new relays.

Posted on May 13, 2014

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Ok guys I am with you on this same problem mine started with the power button on the receiver not working then it moved to this clicking sound that happens right before the sound goes out. The strange part is that the video still works so it is surely and audio problem. I will keep this page and post if I figure it out.

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