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Sony midi Hifi switching itself off

Hi can anyone help me . I have sony hifi HCD SE1 when i switch it on it switches off with stand by light flashing.
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These digital amps are very prone to blow if the speaker wires are shorted so Sony appear to have put in a protection system that mutes the amp when this happens. You have to unplug the amp for a minute till the light goes off, make sure no speaker wires are touching each other and then it should work ok. I found the same problem with one I bought 2nd hand.

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