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Pioneer VSX-815 The power light is on and the window indicates 48db. None of the controls work. The remote does not work either. You can not shut it off without unplugging it. It's like it just locked up and none of the controls work

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SOURCE: vsx-815 steady blinking blue light

Hold "Enter" and "Advnc. Surrnd" buttons on receiver at the same time.

Posted on Mar 16, 2008

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SOURCE: I have a pioneer multi-channel

change power transformer with new one with same rating.-same data-same current and voltage.

Posted on Jul 06, 2008

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SOURCE: Pioneer VSX-815 speaker wiring

You can hook them up either way, the banana jacks are good for hooking two speakers to one terminal (ie one through the botton, one banana) but the electrical connection is the same either way. Sometimes the banana capable jacks are on speakers A and speakers B, and the surround don't accept banana plugs, your stuck with how your reciever is wired.

Posted on Dec 08, 2008

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SOURCE: Receiver shuts down when setting volume above certain range.

What ohm speakers are you using? this receiver doesnt work very well with speakers that have an ohm rating below 6

Posted on May 17, 2010

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Pioneer manual repair

You have probably blown an internal fuse.

You may find more information here:

If you are inexperienced in electronics repair,
you should take your unit to the nearest Pioneer service center.

Jul 21, 2014 | Pioneer VSX-815-K Receiver

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Pioneer vsx-518-k power problem

Thyat is called the protection mode, There is a internal problem with it when they do that,

Dec 02, 2012 | Pioneer VSX-518-K Receiver

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My pioneer vsx 815 amplifier has a flashing blue standby light. Have tried resetting by pressing enter and advanced surround keys. All it does is flash a few other LEDs and then goes back to the flashing...

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"enter and advanced surround keys"? I don't see that documented as a special function in the manual.

BTW: other than the Flashing light, is there a malfunction?

Page 72 describes how it REALLY resets...

Resetting the main unit

Use this procedure to reset all the receiver's settings to the factory default. Use the front

panel controls to do this.

1 Switch the receiver into standby.

2 While holding down the TONE button, press and hold the STANDBY/ON button for about three seconds.

3 When you see RESET? appear in the display, press ENTER .

OK? shows in the display.

4 Press SYSTEM SETUP to confirm.

OK appears in the display to indicate that the receiver has been reset to the factory default

Mar 04, 2011 | Pioneer VSX-815-K Receiver

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The volume control button on the remote control does not work properly. Very hard to turn sound up or down. Have to push the button really hard. VSX-815-K

most used button on your controller could be a victim of grime carefully take apart the controller and gently clean the pickups with an eraser or light alcohol based cleaning solution a little goes along way also flip the button pad and inspect for dirt ok soft drinks are often the culprit hope this helps

Nov 17, 2010 | Pioneer VSX-815-K Receiver

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Where do my subwoofer speaker wires get hooked up to on the back of the reciver vsx-815 ??

Hi there, the Pioneer VSX-815 amplifier only feeds out a mono LINE LEVEL output with the subwoofer signal. Therefore you would need to connect the SUB PREOUT jack at the rear of the unit to the "line level input" on a self-powered subwoofer. Hope this helps.. Cheers, Yusuf

Nov 12, 2010 | Pioneer VSX-815-K Receiver

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Pioneer VSX-815-K receiver with sub in standby

Have you looked in the manual?

No sound from subwoofer. • Make sure the subwoofer is switched on.
• If the subwoofer has a volume knob, make sure it’s turned up.
• The Dolby Digital or DTS source you are listening to may not have an LFE channel.
• Switch the subwoofer setting in Speaker Setting on page 40 to YES or PLUS.
• Switch the LFE Attenuator Setup on page 61 to LFEATT 0 or LFEATT 10.

May 13, 2010 | Pioneer VSX-815-K Receiver

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Receiver shuts down when setting volume above certain range.

disconnect all your speakers and if it still does it, yes, take it to service. if not, check all your speakers and wires. good luck

Feb 09, 2010 | Pioneer VSX-815-K Receiver

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Doesn't turn on

does it have the blue flashing light on the power button?

Oct 02, 2009 | Pioneer VSX-815-K Receiver

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Vsx-815 steady blinking blue light

Hold "Enter" and "Advnc. Surrnd" buttons on receiver at the same time.

Dec 29, 2006 | Pioneer VSX-815-K Receiver

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