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My Yamaha HTR-6050 shuts off at random times and says "Check SP Cable"

My Yamaha HTR-6050 Surround Sound system shuts off at random times.  Then, a message pops up that says "Check SP Cable".  I've checked all the cables, but the problem continues.  I'm not a huge technology guy, so I don't exactly know which cable is the SP Cable.  So, if someone has a suggestion or can tell me what the SP Cable is, it would be appreciated.
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  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2008

    I had the same problem with my higher end yamaha !!! In fact, I got tired of checking the speaker wires 100 times and now the unit just completely shuts down about 3 seconds after turning it on !! That is why I am looking for a new receiver today !!

  • Anonymous Jul 31, 2008

    same problem

  • b_muzio Dec 19, 2008

    About three days a week my yamaha HTR 6130 will randomly power down with the following message promt: CHECK SP CABLE. I am tired of checking all the cables to make sure they are perfect. Because, every time they are in the same position as it was ten min previously... What on earth is wrong with this damn machine??

  • Anonymous May 26, 2009

    Same problem.

  • Kelvin Irons
    Kelvin Irons May 08, 2016

    Go to settings you should see a time out or timer post.Press off so it knows how long you want it to stay on for .Or it could have fult .Good luck

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That is a check the speaker wire error, caused by a short or perceived short. If you look at the back of the receiver you may see 1 strand of the wire loose, they are very hard to see sometimes. You may use banana plugs as it is painful to get everything hooked up without a few loose strands.

If there is still the issue check your speaker connections for the same issue. If they are in ceiling/wall speakers disconnect them all then plug them in one at a time to narrow it down.

If the issue persists perhaps one of your speaker wires has a short somewhere, could be a misplaced drywall screw from hanging a picture, or a carpet tack strip, or a pet deciding it was a nice chew toy.

If you are completely sure it is none of those then I would say it is a bad speaker or receiver. Try changing in and out known good speakers/receivers if you have access to them to see which one it is.

Good luck

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Remove the speaker cables and do a reinstall, and make sure..the speaker cables are not touching each other...
speaker cables should not touch each other/

Posted on Aug 17, 2009

My Yamaha unit did the same thing. It started flashing Check SP Cable at startup and then the unit just shut off. What I did to fix the problem was isolate which cable was causing the problem by unplugging the speaker wires one pair at a time from the back of the receiver and then turning the unit back on. Once I figure out which wire was causing the problem I then followed the failing wire to where it plugged into the back of the speaker where I discovered one + wire strand had strayed and was touching the - wires. After fixing that, no more problems.

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I went through my speakers checking for loose wire, since then no SP errors

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It can also happen IF you play music very loud. the Over Current protection shuts down in a heartbeat.
Turn the AMP back on. AMP displays 'Please wait..' then "Check SP. Cable."
The AMP does NOT even need to be hot.

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I have a question, I was using my htr nd it was working fine the next time I go to use it it won't turn on it was like this for a few days now can someone help me out

Posted on Aug 11, 2015

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    Kelvin Irons May 08, 2016

    I think you will find they have a built in heat timer so they do not blow up or catch on fire you can adjust or maybe turn off in advanced settings ,Good luck .

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The usb in my htr is not working.can any one help me out

Posted on Apr 20, 2011

Guess that SP stands for Speaker. Could possibly be due to thermal or overload protection.
Was it playing loud when it shut off? On all channels at the same time? Are you speakers particularly low impedance? If present, did you try the 4-6-8 Ohms (or whatever) selector at the back of the amp?

Posted on Feb 08, 2008

You can try to reset your amplifer. Power it of and wait 30 seconds. Then turn on and it will play again. Note: When your speakerlevel is higher than +16 DB get's the amplifer hot. Then it will turn of.

Posted on Aug 20, 2008

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The speaker cables are the ones that clamp or tighen down on the back of the reciever. All the spkr wires have to have the positive and negative leads correct. Also not aven one little strand of wire can be touching another conductor or you will have this problem. Make sure all leads are correctly ran and hooked up positive to positive and negative to negative from the back of the reciever all the way to the speakers. This should solv your problem.

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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SOURCE: My Yamaha HTR-6050 shuts off at random times and says "Check SP Cable"

i think it means speaker cable?

http://www.fixya.com/search/p514076-yamaha_rx_v2700_7_1_channels_receiver/check_sp_cable

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