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Power shut down due to protection circuit activated 3 times

Does anyone know how to re-set the power after it was shut down due to shorting of speaker wires. The standby indicator blinks when the power button is pushed. The manual says to bring it to a repairer, but there must be a way to re-set it.

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I had the same problem with my RX-V475. Then I read Rakan Sambas' answer and tried it. It did not work exactly like he said. The reset was possible only when I pressed three buttons at the same time: Power + Info + ToneControl.
Fortunately the Receiver reset and now is working perfectly. However, it was not possible to identify any reason that would justify the receiver entering into auto-protection mode, because there was no short-circuit in the speakers or speaker wiring. This is not good because the problem may come back.

Posted on Jun 25, 2017

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I had the exact problem with the same model. The way to reset it to the factory default is quite easy (you will lose all previous settings). first , Make sure that it is plugged. Then press on the "info" and the "tone control" at the same time. Keep pressing for a few seconds. you will hear a "clicking" sound and the receiver will turn on.

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that is actually a sign that the reciever is bad. it usually means the amp is blown. Not in the sense that it wont work. But its overheating and thats where the problem lies. In your case it could be causeing a short. for this reciever it only costs 130 for the pcb board that goes bad. I know no one likes to hear that there stuff is broken. But when i worked for Square Trade i seen a few dozen of these units come through and it was always the amp which can still be serviced by yamaha. -Thanks Nate

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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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SOURCE: Yamaha HTR5830 shuts down when any front panel button is pushed

You are having a component failure problem in the switching circuit. This unit should be taken in for service. Since it is going into the protection mode on any switch operation the failure is serious and needs to be repaired before it causes more damage to the receiver.You can call this number to find a Yamaha service center near you. 1-800-492-6242. You can also go to the www.yamaha.com website. go to the support section and put in the model number of your receiver and check out the frequently asked questions and troubleshooting sections to see if someone else has had this problem and had a repair solution printed. I hope this helps you with your problem

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SOURCE: Yamaha HTR-5760 goes to standby 2 seconds after power on

Maybe your device got the audio amplifier IC damaged

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