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I have a VSX-44 and the HDMI Light is flashing and my unit will not turn this an issue that can be resolved or will my unit need to go for repairs? FYI- this unit is fresh out the box! Brand new... Please advise?

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Flashing hdmi light means it is in protect mode. Did the unit ever turn on or was the light flashing as soon as you plugged it in?

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Don't touch it or you will void your warranty
have it looked at under warranty or if the shop where you bought it has a replacement policy take it back there

Posted on Mar 30, 2015

  • Ron Assef Mar 30, 2015

    Thanks Bill,
    Would you happen to know why or what would cause this to happen? I have had a few receivers In The past that I have set up and when plugging it in the first time it would take me directly to setting it up, this unit didn't do that... Could this be an open box product that was return to best buy where I bought it? Thanks for your time....

  • Bill Boyd Mar 30, 2015

    that is possible. It could have been a display unit at some time. for what ever reason ,I would take it back to the shop, ask for an explanation or another unit as it is not fit for the purpose.



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SUCCESS. I have a SONY STR D990 where the PROTECTOR light would stay on no matter what I did. As a last resort I pulled the cover and tried the recommendation by GUEST 6/8/2008. I unplugged and replugged all the white connectors that I could easily reach and checked to see if the light came back on when I repowered the unit thereby checking each by a process of elimination. For some reason after unplugging and plugging back in the main white 2 wire 120V power connector the PROTECTOR light stayed OFF and the unit started operating again. I've left it running for a few days and the light has never come back on again. I also added electrical grease to each of the connectors after and before plugging back in just to ensure that each was making a good connection. Many thanks for the suggestion, even if I don't know why it worked. I was about to dump the unit as I only use it in my garage.

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