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I have a Sony STR DB930. Something happend and it

I have a Sony STR DB930. Something happend and it smoked up so I unplugged it. I noticed a fuse that was blown. I replaced the fuse but it blows immediately after I turn power on.

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  • Ter Xiong Feb 09, 2010

    I changed out the transistor pair for one of the channels that was dead. This pair of transistor was on a board that I had taken out of the reciever. Not sure why I had the power on while this board was out but the reciever smoked. I looked at the reciever but don't see anything that is burnt or smell anything. I'll have to take all the boards out so I can see the bottom sides.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    this machine does not power on. could a fuse be blown or something?



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The fuse blowing is a symptom of something seriously shorted internally. What preceded the initial problem? Smoke is bad. Fire would be soon to follow without the fuse blowing. Take it to a tech.

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Sony DB930 Receiver goes into 'Protect Mode' when it is turned on

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Hi I purchased a sony av amplifier model STR-DB930 on e-bay a few months ago and I am using 3 ohm speakers from my old surround sound system. The output selector on the back of the unit is set to 4 ohms....

The lower number in Impedance specs is not a suggestion. It's a limit. 3 is not between 4 and 8.

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If you don't want to buy new speakers, settle for safer low volume levels.

You're going to kill that receiver driving a 3-ohm load. HTS-style speakers aren't reliably re-deployable to other electronics. Perhaps, if you have 4 speakers and they're similar you could wire them in SERIES and present a 6-ohm load to each channel.

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I couldn't able to switch on my sony str db930 .when it was use it say me protecter.

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Hi. I have a similar problem, where the rear and more recently, the centre speakers cut in and out. The relays that connect them click on and off rapidly, like morse code! Annoying, especially losing the centre, as in a 5.1 mix the centre carries most of the dialogue. The voices will be very hard to hear without the centre speaker. I tipped my STRDB930 over, and removed the slotted panel under neath. This gains access to the under side of the bottom circuit board. There, you will find the solder joints of the 3 bottom relays, the fourth being mounted on a narrow strip of board above this. Shine a torch through the top onto the blue relays, and you will see where the solder joints are. I noticed that 4 of these joints looked like they were broken, so I re-soldered them. The centre seems ok now, although it's too early to tell. My receiver still clicks, but if that is comming from the relay mounted higher up, I don't know how to gain access to this easily. Hope this helps.

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Sony STR DB-930 Receiver jumping into protector mode

I went through the amp/receiver and used small star washers on all the grounding screws I could find including the one securing the transformer, cleaned dust off all circuit boards, checked output transistors and fuses, all OK.

Re Assembled unit and it worked OK.

I will buy a fan and fan it to avoid sourcing heatsinks for the previusly suggested IC's.

Thanks for the technical help, sure solved my problem.



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it's most definately dry solder joints on the main PCB.
this is very common on this model and the DB-940.
these generate alot of heat when in use and is also the cause of the problem.
you may also hear the relays clicking from time to time and this means they'll need resoldering too.

hope this helps.

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