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Reciever keeps on shutting off and it say check speaker wirer

My yamaha reciever keeps on shutting off when i turn up the volume when I switch it back on it says "check speaker wirer" how can I fix this?

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Just a wild guess but it could be fixed by replacing all your speaker wire or checking it for breaks. Look for tiny teeth marks if you have a small dog or a mangled mess if you have a big dog. Is the wire running under a cabinet or furniture which touches the ground, perhaps it's been fractured by the pressure. Has the wire been pulled out of the speaker itself or possibly the rear of the amplifier. Some speakers and amps use the old insert bare wire and twist the connector type connection. Others use speaker cable with plugs on one or each end. It's possible that the wire has been fractured or pulled away from the connections inside the plug. This would be readily apparent and certainly not visible. The only way to properly check would be with a multimeter. If you don't have one maybe a friend has got one and can help you check the wiring Another way to check is to physically put your ear to each speaker in turn (with the volume at a low level) If there is a broken wire the speaker concerned you wouldn't hear anything being emitted. When you are checking make sure that all speakers would normally be working if everything was OK.

If there are bare wires anywhere in the system make sure they aren't touching. Just a tiny filiment of wire in the wrong place will cause a warning to come one.

The last thing that it could possibly be is a damaged speaker caused by overdriving it which would overheat the voice coil and cause a short circuit.

You would pick this up when you listen to them one at a time. Nothing would be heard from that speaker. This problem would be seen by the amplifier to be a wiring problem.

So visually check all wiring for breaks or crossed bare wires. Bad kinks, wire under strain, wire with marks of being squashed under furniture etc.

Do the listen to each speaker test.

Find a friend with a multimeter to help you.

Finally disconnect all your wires, put a tag on each one to remind you which speaker it connects to and take the lot to a repair shop. It would take 10 minutes to check all the cables for continuity or failures. Get the tech to replace the broken cable with one the same length and then go home and reconnect them.

Just a word of warning. Don't continue to use them in this condition and make sure anyone else in the house knows the same as it could cause permanent damage to the amplifier. Better a simple check now than spend a fortune next month or week. Another tip, if your cables have plugs on them, always pull the cables out of the socket by grasping the plugs, not the cable.

Happy listening.

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