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My Yamaha Receiver got really hot after playing it all night for a party and now it wont stay on for more than 3 seconds before it automatically cuts off. I've unplugged all speaker wires and everything, and tried doing the unplugging it for 30 seconds but it still turns off after 3 seconds.Any solutions that i could do to fix it without taking it somewhere?

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  • jbbrooks Feb 07, 2010

    Can you please ellaborate more on how to find which wire and which components I'm supposed to be looking for.

  • jbbrooks Feb 07, 2010

    Can you please ellaborate more on how to find which wire and which components I'm supposed to be looking for.


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You will need to open the receiver and check out the internal power wire connections.that power wire will be connecting to the circuit board. there are two possibilities and one problem. the problem is sure shot overheating.and this overheating is causing short in the receiver. 1) now either the power wire is got heated and the wire connection are getting loose and so it works for few seconds but due to loose wire the unit shuts off. 2) or the other possibility is that the wire is perfectly ok bit the board to which the wire connects on that board there are some tiny electronic component any of those component have got burned out and got bit weak so unit starts for few seconds but because the components are weak the unit cannot remain on for more time.the components will look bit leaked from top or bit bulged from its regular size or sl.light black color burn marks on the components and that has to be replaced by soldering iron. you can get this faulty components , replacement from either the local electronic hardware store or from on line sites like This will help. Thanks please keep updated.please do rate the solution positively .thank you for using fixya

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