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Overload... I have had the VSX D514 for about 3 years. It has been great with out problems. Recently, it has started to flash "overload" and then simply shuts down. Sometimes it will work for an extended period, other times, it will turn on and immediately flash overload and shut down... it happens whether the unit has been on for a while, or if it has been turned on for the first time in the day. Any help?

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Re: Overload...

Pioneer posted this on it's Canadian Web Site:

Poor wiring connections, bad wires or a bad speaker may cause this. As you increase the volume, you will increase the amount of current you are drawing from the receiver. To troubleshoot this issue, try the following:

  1. Disconnect each speaker wire connection. Inspect for any frayed or damaged wiring and replace it.
  2. Check the impedance of the speakers; make sure they are properly rated for your stereo. In most cases, they need to be 8 ohms. Only a few Pioneer receivers will support lower impedance.
  3. If the problem still continues, try these steps:
    1. Turn the receiver off.
    2. Remove one speaker.
    3. Turn the receiver on.
    4. Increase the volume.
If the receiver overloads, repeat steps 1-4 (selecting a different speaker each time). If you disconnect a certain speaker and the receiver no longer overloads, have this speaker checked at a service center. It could have a bad speaker component, like a tweeter, sub-woofer, or even a bad crossover.

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Re: Overload...

If I remember correctly, that is too much draw from the speakers.
Use smaller speakers, or try disconnecting two speakers to see if the "overload" problem goes away.

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