WHEN I TURN ON THE RECIEVER SOMETIMES IT JUST CLICKS RAPIDLY AND WILL NOT STOP TILL I CUT POWER TO THE UNIT. IT WORKS WELL SOMETIMES BUT THE FREQUENCY OF THE PROBLEM IS GETTING WORSE. SOMETIMES OUT OF ORDER FOR A DAY OR TWO AND THEN IT WILL WORK PLEASE ADVISE WHAT I CAN DO . THANK YOU
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Probably damaged by power surge. If you do not have experience diagnosing and repairing electronic circuits as well as having access to schematic diagrams then this is not a repair for you. Failure to replace all damaged components may result in damaging new parts.
What is the model number of this receiver? It could be in Protection Mode. Is power button on the unit flashing red? If so, that's protection mode. It could be as simple as a speaker wire got crossed or cut but it could also be something internal.
Step 1: Label all wires plugged into the receiver so you know where to put them back.
Step 2: Unplug everything, including the power cable.
Step 3: Leave it unplugged for 10 minutes.
Step 4: Plug in *just the power cable*
Does it still click? If so, it's an internal component that's bad.
Does the clicking stop? If so, add one wire at a time, waiting 1 minute before plugging in another wire. Keep adding wires till the clicking comes back. Once the clicking comes back, unplug the last wire you plugged in. That wire has a problem. It could be the wire itself or the device connected to the wire. If it's a speaker wire, for example, it could be that the wire got chewed or cut, or it could be that the speaker got fried inside.
Um, since this unit doesn't actively drive a subwoofer by design, how would THAT be a factor in its demise? Or are you using it as an amp for the sub? Then we need to know more about the sub - like its model number and impedance.
And did its predecessor also serve the same purpose? If you're overheating amps routinely I think you need to get more powerful (or professional-grade) amps.
This is not a very powerful receiver at 90wpc so using it for sub duty may be asking too much of it if you drive it too hard.
If it won't turn on with NO speakers attached, well, may it rest in peace. What model was the old receiver?
Your unit is going into the protect mode. If this still happen after you unplug "all" the speakers, your output amp/trans are shorted/grounded... send it to Sony their price to repair is with in reason. Don't want to spend that, get a new unit. "And" check your speakers that they are the right ohms speaker and not shorted out and/or have bad wires feeding them.
You might be trying to push it too hard, or you might have a short somewhere. Disconnect everything from the reciever except its power cord and turn it on. If it still goes into protect mode, then try to find a reset switch (not sure if this is on the Sony, some recievers have them). If it's NOT in protect mode, then you had a speaker wire shorting out on the back. Make sure that you don't have any stray wires when you connect the cables on the back of your receiver. It only takes one strand of copper to short out the amp section. If that doesn't work then pull the top cover off and chech the fuses out. One of them might be blown.
It sounds like the center channel isn't plugged into the correct speaker output. Unhook the speakers and reattach them while paying VERY close attention to which jacks you're putting them in. Report back with results.
Try setting your amp to "auto format decode".
It should easily be heard in this mode.
The sub will not show up on the display when in 5.1 mode. (Blue light on)
Use this with music, and use the 5.1 with movies to get a better experience from your amp.
The sub will work in 5.1 but doesn't show up in the display. Try movies with loud sounds.
Most of the pre-set sound fields are of no use to me. I only use normal surround, and AFD and love it. I hope this works for you!
You have a bad power supply or the audio output circuit has a short in it. You are correct by saying its probably betterv off getting a new unit. Most likly cost you more then a brand new shiny unit would . Good Luck
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