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Overload I've had this receiver for about 5 years.  Recently my Dad was playing around with the settings.   I didn't notice any change in sound, however, when I watch TV or listen to the stereo for a couple of hours, the display will suddenly read OVERLOAD,and it shuts off.  After about 5 minutes or so, I can turn it back on, and its fine.  I tried resetting the speakers, etc according to the manual, but still have the problem.  I have 2 Bose speakers in the front, and 2 small surround speakers.

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Re: Overload

Try turning the unit off in standby mode then hold down the enter button and then the power button for about 10m seconds that should reset the unit depending on how new the unit is it sometimes has a digital saftey setting but i doubt that would cause it to do what you are saying

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