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I have an older Pioneer vsx-403 receiver that won't power up. It's on standby, at least according to the red light next to the "on" switch. I've unplugged it several times, but I can't get it to do anything except have that standby red light come on. Is it finished?

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I have the same problem. I have taken off the top cover and you will see a tiny glass fuse which looks good, but I change it and then it powers up but only for a while. weird. I can hold the power button down while I unplug the power cord from the rear and plug it back in some times it takes a few times before it comes back on. Looking for a permanent fix

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Trouble Ive seen is a cap on the 5 volt line fails due to heat and age that needs to be replaced.

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http://www.pioneerprodj.eu/eur/products/42/99/S-21W/media.html

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http://www.retrevo.com/support/Pioneer-VSX-815-K-Receivers-manual/id/385dj989/t/2/

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Chapter 10:

Additional information
Troubleshooting

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