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I have a Pioneer SX-218 receiver. When I press the power button I hear something 'click' inside the cabinet but nothing powers up on the receiver? When I press the power button again, no 'click'?

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SOURCE: SX-950 Stereo Pioneer Receiver

The relay is a protection device for the speakers. It will shut off the speakers when problems are detected internally. I would suspect that some of the capacitors in the front end are in need of replacing. This is a common item for units this old. I have restored a number of these for customers over the years with much success. Figure about $15-$20 in parts for this repair plus the local labor rate. This unit is definately worth a refurb. What happens is that there is dsome DC voltage being leaked into the final amplification stage. This triggers the protection circuit to shut off the speakers. DC voltage on a speaker will heat up the coil and eventually destroy the speaker.
Dan

Posted on Apr 02, 2008

SOURCE: receiver won't turn on

Replace the audio amplifiers ICs because they are damaged.

Posted on May 19, 2008

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SOURCE: won't power up; push power button on, hear click in back left of unti, get nothing on front display and no output from speakers; as if unit trying to operate

Disconnect the speakers and see what happens. Carefully examine the speaker cables for unwanted connections (shorts).
Take a clue from when the power problem appeared. Something was moved and made the buzz a (probable) dead short.

Posted on May 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Press power, it clicks but nothing then clicks again as it turned off.

some body please help tell us whats up. getting old

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

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SOURCE: My Pioneer VSX-D1S A/V receiver will not power on

Unit is pretty old I had one of these back in 98-99.

Time to upgrade a service tech is going to cost you $150 just to open it up and figure out whats bad.

Pioneer ok but check out Denon's line of receivers Onkyo is good too but they have a high rate of repairs

Pioneer doesn't make them like they used to that D1S was a tank, had tons of audio / video inputs was one of the first with video upconverting had lots of power and a great front display panel. BUT technology has come along way and pioneer hasn't kept up. They even stopped making high end TV's a few years ago even though they were regarded as the best sets out there.

check this out
Denon AVR-4310CIgoogle it they sell for ALOT less than sticker I bought one for $1299 with a 5 year warranty

Hope that helps


Posted on Feb 19, 2010

Testimonial: "@thebigdoghim, thanks for the very constructive feedback. I was 80% certain that the cost to diagnose the problem alone would be in the triple digits."

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