Question about Sony STR-DE505 Receiver
Without having any speakers attached, my Sony STR-de505 receiver goes into protect. Can it be fixed? Or just buy new? Any suggestions?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Blinking Protect Mode
You are right! There's a good chance you BLEW IT UP, so to speak! But there is hope... [Note: There are no fuses on this unit, inside or out. There IS, however, an internal overload protection system designed to prevent permanent damage. With no disrespect Sony, it is not a very ample system. That is, it simply doesn't do its job very well. However, there is a CHANCE a reputable service center can reset it, but don't get your hopes up.] But before you take it in for service, it is also a REMOTE possibility you will get lucky doing one of the following: FIRST, what happens when you DISCONNECT ALL OF THE SPEAKERS? Does it still go into Protect mode? (If it does, it's time for service.) If not, then you might simply have a bad speaker (rare); a shorted wire; or improper speaker impedence: The NEXT STEP, then, is to make certain ALL of your speakers have an IMPEDENCE of 8 OHMS. Virtually all speakers of even modest quality will include this specification on a label on the back of the speaker. You CANNOT run more than (2) TWO speakers with 4 OHMs impedence on ANY amplifier (technical discussion too long!) Finally, in switching your speakers around for the party, and then again afterwards, you may have crossed a wire; ran a staple through one; or have bare wires touching at one (or more) of the speakers. Check first for bare wires touching one another. This would put your Sony into Protect mode the instant you turn it on. If everything looks okay at the speakers, then reconnect them to the receiver, and test them ONE AT A TIME. For example, reconnect the left front speaker, test the system; THEN add the right front, test the system, and so on, ADDING one more speaker each time - FIRST MAKING SURE EACH OF THEM HAS AN IMPEDENCE OF AT LEAST 8 OHMS! IF there is a short (or bad speaker) this will help isolate it. Assuming the unit powers-up without speakers, then one of these simple fixes might prove worthwhile! GOOD LUCK!
Posted on Jul 18, 2007
I went through the amp/receiver and used small star washers on all the grounding screws I could find including the one securing the transformer, cleaned dust off all circuit boards, checked output transistors and fuses, all OK.
Re Assembled unit and it worked OK.
I will buy a fan and fan it to avoid sourcing heatsinks for the previusly suggested IC's.
Thanks for the technical help, sure solved my problem.
Posted on Mar 13, 2008
SOURCE: stuck in protect mode
Protet mode is a special diagnostic mode that starts when a fault is detected.
When in protection mode the unit is prevented from starting by protection circuit, so to prevent further damage.
Check the speakers and speakers wiring, a contact in speaker wires, or faulty speakers can send the unit in protection.
Try unplugging power cable for one hour or so. then connect cable back and see if you get rid of protect state. Sometimes accumulation of electrostatic charges inside circuit capacitors can kick in protect mode. In that case unplugging the unit from main for some times can get rid of electrostatic charges, and reset circuits by draining power completely.
If that was the problem, you will not get Protect when plugging back power cable.
If you do all the above and still get Protect, then there is a real fault.
In that case the unit may be disassembled and tested to find the fault.
If that is the case I suggest contacting the manufacturer at the number listed on the owners manual, or asking a quote on repair to a local technician.
Posted on May 29, 2009
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