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Protect sign is on a avr 900

Every time i turn on the unit it goes through the start up thing then stops and says protect tried unplugging it no luck how do you reset tht help

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  • Gene2 Dec 23, 2007

    The "Protect" error code is displayed and will not go off. I checked and then disconnected my speakers. I tried initializing the microprocessor as

    described in manual. I know heat was not an issue, since it was not being

    used. I have tried pushing every button on the unit. The Denon AVR 900

    has not been used for several years and I hooked everything back up this

    week and everything worked great for couple days.

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