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Receiver making alot of clicking noises.

I've had this receiver for several years. About 2 months ago, it started making a bunch of clicking noises. About every 5 minutes, it will click about 5 times, then stop for about 10 seconds, and do it again. Is it on it's last leg or what. Sometimes, right after the clicking, the speakers won't sound the same for a few minutes, then go back to normal. Any help would be appreciated.

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  • klaus161 Jan 28, 2008

    I have a STR-DE845. It just recently started the clicking and no sound problem. It first started when someone would walk by the receiver or bump it. I noticed that when I move the speaker selection switch side to side, it will click off and back on. Sometimes I can get the switch to stay on for a while but it always goes back off later.

    Does either of yours do the same thing? Think it is a bad switch? Where can you get parts for a Sony receiver?

  • rrkbeal Jun 22, 2008

    Bought my reciever in 98' the clicking first started in my center speaker than went to my rear speakers. Only the front speakers work

  • Anonymous Oct 24, 2008

    I have this receiver more than years, and now Sometime i have a problem, right after the clicking, the speakers won't sound the same for a few minutes, then go back to normal. Please help me fix this problem!

    Thank you!


  • markworden Nov 04, 2008

    I have the same problem with the front switch and the 'clicking' A electronica repair shop (they talked to me) believes this would be a cold-solder-joint. So there is most likely a solder connection that was weak and has come loose after all the years of us pushing the power button and switching channels for the speakers. No I have not tried to fix it yet, that will be my winter project.

  • blfesper Dec 05, 2008

    I'm hearing a couple of clicks every so often from my STR-DE845, but not as often as some others have described, and it seems random. It is the same set of clicks as if it is changing inputs or turning on.
    It has also intermittantly turned off the front speakers, powering only the center and rear, with all components, and even after rewiring the connections and trying different speakers.



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I Have a son STR DE 845 and the speakers make a popping sound when it is in DTS mode what is the problem.


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