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Input source switches automatically on my receiver

Greetings all,

I own a VSX-D514, had it for 3 1/2 years so far without any problems. Now, this problem started a month ago and got worse and worse this week. The amplifier constantly switches between inputs e.g., if it is set to TV, then, all of a sudden, it'll switch to VCR, or DVD, whatever. Randomly. Sometimes, it switches between Stereo and 5.1 audio, etc. It can start after 2 minutes, after an hour, not do it for 2 hours, etc. No cold or heat related.

I did the following to troubleshoot it:
1) Changed the batteries in the remote. Didn't help.
2) Removed the batteries from the remote. Didn't help.
3) Put the remote outside the house (no kidding!). Didn't help.
4) Put black tape on the infrared sensor window to block any noise coming into it. Didn't help.

I'm at the point where I sent it to get an evaluation on the cause of the problem (already, this will cost 35$).

Anyone ever had a similar problem? Any clue?

I googled the problem, that's when I came across this great site.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts,

Paul Belanger

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Sounds like a short in the receiver itself.
definitely an electrical problem.

Posted on Aug 05, 2008


Could it bew heat related?

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