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Onkyo TX-DS838 Issues

Left front speaker sound seems weak. Fan no longer works. "Protect" now comes on when volume is increased. Remote volume no longer works. Is this receiver worth taking to someone to repair and approx. what would it cost? Thanks!

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  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2008

    When we press enter from our Onkyo remote, the sound turns off and the receiver locks up and won't come back on--even after a system reset....

  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2008

    when we press enter from our Onkyo remote, the sound cuts off and the receiver locks up, even after a system reset....this receiver gets in knots easily...does anyone else experience this problem



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The problem here is that the output amplifier section has a problem. This is detected internally and the system shuts down in a "protect" mode. The output section really only kicks in when you attempt to bring up the volume. Another possibility is a problem in the "front end" where DC current is being passed to the amp section. Without takeing measurements, it is difficult to determine the exact cause. This should be a relatively stright-forward repair for a service shop and should cost about $20-$40 in parts plus the local labor charge.

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