Question about Harman Kardon Audio Players & Recorders
I have a Harman Kardon AVR 1700 will not power up. Press power, it comes on 1 sec and then there's only a flashing amber light. No display or anything. The reset with the Surr Mode button has no effect. Can you offer any guidence.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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I used the live chat and the problem was resolved.
Usually the problem are strands of speaker wires which cause shorting and protection shuts off the receiver in order to prevent damage. There was one speaker that I repositioned recently which was causing shorting. I twisted the wires and tightened them in place and my receiver has been working w/o a glitch. I was lucky that I did not have to check all the wire strands on the receiver and all the speakers.
Problem solved and I learned valuable lesson.
Posted on Dec 28, 2008
Yes, although it (AVR) does not support HDMI only component video.
Connect the audio to the receiver and the video directly to the TV if you have inadequate video inputs, or want to take advantage of the HDMI.
Posted on Jan 01, 2010
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There is an internal reset switch mounted on the transformer board. Open the unit, look at the boards attached to the transformer, the pushbutton is facing up. Measure the voltage on the 2 pins of the switch. If it is a logic low, the switch is partially shorted. Replace the switch or just cut the jumper wire just below thw switch. When this switch fails, it constantly resets the receiver and stops it from powering up. It does not fix a protection mode problem.
Posted on Mar 04, 2010
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