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Protect Mode My TX-DS 676 keeps going into protect mode and after about 3 seconds it turns off. Is there any way I can fix that?

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Re: Protect Mode

Is it doing this while you have it turned right up? Most systems have protect mode because you are trying to draw to much power or amps through them. Are you trying to run to many or to large of a speaker through them all systems have rate output if you try to exceed this they go into protect mode so you don't blow the amp.

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Protect mode. will it work again? how can "i" fix

This indicates a load on the system, turn receiver off, remove speaker wires from the back of the unit. Now power up and turn volume right down, if the word protect stays off, there is a short in the wires or one of the speakers. But if the word protect comes on, "with wires and speakers dis-connected, it means there is a short in one or more of the audio outputs in the receiver. If you are handy using a digital meter then you may be able to track the shorts down, and replace the parts to get it up and running, also if you can solder then it will make the job easier.

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When i turn it on it says protect and it turns off after that


Usually a protect fault will indicate a bad transistor in the amplification section. I suspect that the control circuit is sensing a fluctuation in the power supply and going in to protect mode. (assuming that the protect circuit itself is working properly) If a voltage is too high the unit will go in to protect mode to prevent damage to the speakers and the rest of the unit. I would take the unit in to a local repair shop and get a estimate of repair charges.

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Hi, after i turn the power on and then press the stand-by button, it clicks off to stand-by mode instantly. This is an Onkyo TX-SR500

This indicates that the system is going into protect mode. First disconnect all speaker wires (with the power cable disconnected). Then turn the unit on and see if it sill shuts aff ofter a few seconds. If it does not, then you have a problem with the speakers or speaker wires. inspect the wires at both ends for frayed strands that may touch. If that all lookd good, plu the speakers in, one at a time, until the problem reappears. Be sure to turn the sytem off before plugging in any speaker just to prevent any accidental short which could be catastrophic. If the system goes into protect mode with all speakers disconnected, you probably have a shorted output transistor.

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Sounds like your receiver is fried. Your best choice is probably to take it to a repair facility, where they can figure out what component failed, or to buy a new receiver.

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Generally, this happens when there's a loose connection somewhere, either internally, or with the connections. It usually happens when the volume's too loud, and it tries to protect itself.

I'd suggest you unplug everything from it, check all the speaker wires, and then try turning it on, without any devices connected to it.

If it works, turn it off, and reconnect devices, one by one. That should fix it.

If not, it's likely that there's a loose solder inside, and it needs to be sent out for service.

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Amp comes on and goes right into protection mode

Turn the reciever on for a second or two and then off before the protect mode shows up on the monitor. Repeat this step about five times and check to see if the reciever does not go into protect mode. If it does go into protect mode try it again. Dont know if this is the proper way to fix the reciever but it worked for me. Good Luck

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Hold video1 and press speakers A button, it will say "clear" If the message protect appears again, then its service time.

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i believe protect mode is because you have the wrong impedence speakers, they are too low (4 ohm? 6 ohm?) it chols work with 8 ohm speakers

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Amp keeps switching off

There is a problem with one or both of the audio amp circuits. The amp is going into a protect mode as to protect and save your speakers. Sorry but there is no simple fix. this will need to go to the shop to be diagnoised. Good Luck

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