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"Standby" mode issue

I decided to add the receiver to an universal remote. Once I added the component the power went into standby mode and cannot be adjusted. I have no idea how to overide the standby option which is now constantly lit. Please help me with this issue!!!!

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Generally speaking, an amp protects itself from heat, shorts and overloads by refusing to turn on or stay on.

Overloads can be from excessive periods of high output or marginally low impedance loading by the speakers; and shorts would be wiring issues or a speaker blowing up.

You should be able to feel if it's hot. WHY is it overheating? Make sure it has sufficient ventilation on all sides and that vent holes are not blocked by dust balls. Ensure the fan (if equipped) is running as designed (some only operate on demand). Clean dust and debris from it.

If the amp comes back on after cooling, you're lucky. They only have so many self-protection cycles in their lives so continuously resetting or cycling their power without addressing the cause can do more harm than good.

If it protects immediately on a cool power up you should disconnect the speaker connections and try it 'naked'. If it comes up then diagnose which lead(s) are shorted. If it does not come up the problem is internal and should be left to an experienced and competent hands-on tech.

Check for loose speaker connections as a root cause for intermittent shutdown.

Posted on Feb 23, 2011

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SOURCE: When power is turned on, standby light comes on

It looks like this is a common problem with a lot of the Sherwood Receivers. I've had the same problem with my R-125RDS for a while now. Finally hit on solution today by replacing a power transistor. The transistor in question is not on the power amp board but instead screwed to the chassis and wired to the mainboard. I believe it is part of the output short protection circuit. In my case the component was a 2SD2059 (silicon NPN 100V,5A) replaced by equivalent 2SD1407. The transistor seems to run pretty warm so I guess this is why they ultimately fail after a few years.

Posted on Oct 27, 2011

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