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Onkyo TX-DS474 Receiver shuts down after Standby mode.

When I turn my receiver on, it enters standby mode normally, then shuts down.

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  • Justin Ferren Jan 07, 2008

    Standby light comes on by nothing else even with no speakers connected

  • daviegravy Dec 04, 2008

    same thing happenned to me. standby works. but when i turn it on, it clicks and shuts off. going back to standby mode with a flashing red light.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    the onkyo skw204 seems to go into standby mode on its own how do i fix this problem



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Try no speakers head phones only, that should be ok... now try just 2 speakers. If it shuts down right away then disconect the 2 speakers select the music button and bring it to mono right away as you power up ... you may have to do it a few times as there are about 7 settings (you need too do it fast before it shuts down). If you can get it to mono try one speaker in each channel one by one left front, right front, ect and the last to test is the center, each time making sure that you don't have a single strand grounding out. Now if you get all the way through and it is the center channel then you are where I am hoping that someone smarter than I will walk me through fixing my center channel while in the mean tme I can at least listen to 4 speaker stereo. Let me know if you got the same thing. OH and ONKYO maybe you could chime in and for you gurus I can follow instructions well.
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Posted on Jan 16, 2009

  • brandan101 Jul 21, 2011

    Hey Jeromekj call me stupid but i cant find the music button lol :\ could u help point it out to me lol


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It's going into a protect mode. The amp is probably shorted out. Disconnect the spkrs and turn it on. If it still shuts off, it's the amp, if not, it's the spkrs.

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