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Amp protection circuit

Receiver turns off right after i turn it on

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Disconnect all speaker leads at the unit,power it up then see if it'll stay on. if it does, reinstall one speaker lead at a time until it goes into protect mode. that speaker line will probably have a short in it. Just run a peice of skr wire straight from the unit to the sspeaker in doubt, hooks em up see what happens. if it shuts down have that skr ckd.if it works, just rip out the old shorted line and run new stuff.

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If it doesn't go into protect, check for a short in the speaker wire or for a bad speaker.

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