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Just shuts off

Lately, my 525 shuts off right after i turn it on. checked the cables and ok robert

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  • DIEHARD1 Jun 27, 2008

    I had it happen a few times and just doing a factory reset (Surround Mode Group Selector + Tuner Mode Selector) cleared it but now even that doesn't stop it from turning off anymore.

    I have tried unplugging all the speakers and the problem remains. :(

    Now I have to find out how much it's going to cost to be repaired I guess.

  • jrock0012 Aug 12, 2008

    My harman kardon avr 525 shuts down right after I turn the system on, everything is disconnected from the receiver and the problem is still there. If anyone else had this problem and knows how much it is to fix let me know thanks....


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Hello, logic 7 and other functions send incorrect output to speakers and overload the internal amp. If you find the correct audio output function than it won't turn off even at high volumes. Start at a low volume and obtain the best output. The one that worked for me was digital in and DTS function. I used video one as the source that well not matter any source or all sources should work but try to go digital on as many devices as you can, and hook video into HDMI alternative input devices or directly into HDMI port on the tv. Audio out from tv it's much simpler.

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Most likely the unit is detecting an internal problem with it's circuitry or problem with a speaker and is shutting itself off to prevent further damage. You can try disconnecting all the speakers and trying again. If it stays on, then you probably have a bad speaker or shorted wire somewhere. Connect them one at a time to find out which one. If the unit still shuts off, then you've got internal problems that require a professional Mr Fix it.

Hope this helps, and please rate my advice, good OR bad.

Good luck!

Posted on Feb 05, 2008

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