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The receiver has a message that blinks that says protector fan, and no sound will come out nor can you do anything

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  • brentswade Jul 17, 2009

    if the fan is dead is that a costly fix and how difficult is it?

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The unit is letting you know that the fan is dead or clogged. If you are out of warranty you can remove the cover and check to see if you need to clean or replace the fan. If you are still in warranty you should have your local Sony shop take care of it for you.

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  • bvanjoff Jul 17, 2009

    The fan shouldn't take too long to replace. The problem is that repair shops charge anything from $45 to $90 an hour for their repair work. I gather that you are out of warranty; therefore I would recommend you call around to as many Sony shops as you have available in your area to find out what they will charge for the service. You can also try out some non-Sony shops to see if they will do the repair, and what their price would be. Quite often the non-company specific shops will charge you less for the repair. You have to ensure that they do have access to the correct parts, and that they will give you some kind of warranty on the repair.

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