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Yamaha RX-V596 Receive turns off after pressing Power

Hello. I have a Yamaha RX-V596 Receive which has been a pretty great machine. Everytime I try to power it up it stays on for a few seconds then turns off. Any tips how to solve this problem? Thanks Stephen Thompson

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Re: Yamaha RX-V596 Receive turns off after pressing Power

Sometimes the receivers turn off if the speakers are shorted in order to protect the AMP circuit. So try this - 1. Disconnect all cables (speakers), inputs from Tape Deck, VCR and other input devices), sub-woofers, rear speakers all. Except the AC power cord. Then turn it ON and see if it stays on. If it still has the same problem, then most probably your power circuit inside the receiver has a problem - like a shorted Capacitor or diode etc. Based on how technical you can be and what resources and time you want to spend, this is repairable. But based on the price of a receivers these days, it is not worth. Good Luck!

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