Question about Harman Kardon AVR 135 Receiver

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Will no turn on

My avr 135 turned itself off and we cannot turn in back on, we unpluged it, waited 5 minutes and it still will not turn on.

when I touch the power button on the receiver the orange light comes,however, I cannot get the blue lights to come on.

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  • apis4o Feb 08, 2008

    yeah, I have exactly the same problem. the orange light works, but when I press the power button to turn it on, it just makes a click sound and doesn't come on
    i don't know what's going on. sometimes it works, sometimes it does not!?

  • json125266 Nov 18, 2008

    My AVR 235 also has the same issue.

  • bunkers May 11, 2010

    I had the same problem, but was able to get it working for awhile by unplugging it, then doing a full reset on the receiver. But the problem seems to recur and is probably a bad power supply.

  • erickw
    erickw Oct 27, 2012

    Any news about how to fix this. I wont spend $$ on this piece of $hit, so i would like to give it a try and repair it myself.



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Any news about how to fix this. I wont spend $$ on this piece of $hit, so i would like to give it a try and repair it myself.

Posted on Oct 27, 2012


I have the same issue. I have a 7.1 AVR 235. Im good with a solder gun. Any recommendation on how to repair this problem? Im sure its way out of warranty too.

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