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Shuts off everytime i turn it up pass 4.

The Receiver shuts off everytime I turn the volume up to 4. The manual says the protection circuit has been activated because of a short circuit. It says I should put the unit in standby modeand then turn on to reset the protection circuit. What is standby mode? It just turn on/off I don't know what standby mode is.

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Speaker wire contact with each other is the problem. Check the back of ALL SIX speakers including sub-woofer. You should find wires contacting each other. Fix that and your problem will be solved.

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Page 13

Speaker Connection Precautions

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