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RT2580 I have a RT2580. I turn it on and after a few seconds I hear a pop and it's off. It has been plugged into a surge protector. thks

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    Trev4 Feb 28, 2008

    I have the same problem. It turns on, there is a *click* and the display says "chk spkr" and then it shuts off.

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The speaker wires are crossed!! That means the negative part of the speaker wire is somehow touching the positive side. Check all wires from the reciever to all speakers. Good luck.

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