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Yamaha Not Working in France

I have a yamaha RX-V800, which was bought in the UK. I'm trying to use it in Paris, France. Problem is after pressing the on button it immedaitely switches itself off. Nothing else is connected to it, and the impedence switch on back is fine. Has French plug on it.

I took it to a shop (in Paris) to get it fixed, and they said there was nothing wrong with it. They were right, as I saw it fire up many times in their shop. Took is around to a friends house and it doesn't work there.

All other appliances in my apartment from the UK work fine. It's just this yamaha amp having issues. It's like the security kicks in straight away.

Obviously there is something funyn going on with the electricity at mine and my friends appartments, and not in the shop. The shop does not have any UPS or electricity stablisiing equipment. Am thinking of buying a UPS with Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR) Technology, but this is a stab in the dark really.

Totally lost on this one. Any ideas?

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  • daveyc Mar 05, 2008

    As I said before, at home I tried firing it up with nothing connected and it didn't. Same in the shop. At home I've tried every plug in the appartment and they all have the same affect. Same around a friends house. It's fairly obvious there is something fishy going on at home compared to the shop - the question is what could it be considering EVERY other appliance in the house works fine? Nightmare situation.



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Hmmmmm......In the repair shop, when they fire up the receiver, is it with or without speakers hooked up to it ?

If it fires up OK in the shop, and the speakers ARE attached,, that means that the amp will drive a load ( the speakers ).

At home, Try firing up the amp without speakers. If it fires up OK, then you have a speaker or cable problem. In that case, try using one speaker and one cable at a time. If the amp fires up, then that particular speaker and cable are OK. Mark them as OK and grab another speaker and cable and repeat until you find the culprit.

If the amp will not fire up without speakers ( at home ), then you must have some sort of wiring problem in your home.

I would not even consider buying a UPS until the wiring has been checked out by a qualified electrician. That way you don't have a blown up UPS too....

Good luck.....Rob

Posted on Mar 04, 2008


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