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System turns off by itself

Samsung HT-WX70 home theater system turns itself off after a few minutes of use. Brand new, worked fine for about two weeks, now this ****. Face displays "Good Bye" then powers down. Tried unplugging for awhile and reseting by holding the stop button on the receiver while the unit was off. No results.

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  • bus daddy Apr 15, 2008

    i to have the same problem mine worked great for 3 weeks then started saying "protection,goodbye" i took my cable box off of it and it is still doing it,i also have unplugged and let sit for awhile and is still kicking off. plz help?

  • wattsold Apr 24, 2008

    no one has a solution eh?

  • TomGregg May 02, 2008

    Same here. I have had it for a month and now it will not stop going into stand-by mode after only a few minutes. Anyone willing to help?

  • Anonymous May 11, 2008

    Yes, same problem here. Worked fine for a few weeks and then turns itself off automatically. I think it might be getting to hot, so I made sure its getting plenty of air, but still happens.

  • Anonymous May 22, 2008

    I have the same problem how to fix it?

  • AfaS Jul 19, 2008

    I have the same problem and it is driving me crazy. I've tried everything: holding down the "stop' button for over five seconds while the power is off; unplugging for an hour; making sure that it is extremely well ventilated; nothing seems to work. I even checked to make sure that the speakers are properly connected according to the manufacturer's colour coding!

  • Anonymous Jul 30, 2008

    My unit worked fine for 3 months, then started to turn itself off after 2 hours of use and every 20 to 30 minutes after that.

  • jughd Aug 23, 2008

    I bought the Samsung HT-WX a few months back
    It started to cut off by its self a couple of days ago
    It flashes FAN CHECK a few times and then it cuts off
    The unit is well vented
    I need help for a solution for prob or did I just waste my money

  • cubtown76 Nov 12, 2008

    i have the same problem. i've had mine for 8 months and it just started doing it. Any suggestions?

  • wolverine30 Jan 08, 2009

    After about 10 -15 minutes protected flashes across screen then goodbye and then shuts off

  • jdavisbs Feb 14, 2009

    i turn it on it goes to "protection" and "goodbye", its only 6 months old, **** or what?



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My unit said "protection", "goodbye" so I opened it up and found a capacitor to one of the speakers had blown, right by the fan. It's a 35 cent part and a simple solder job. The hardest part was getting the face plate off the dvd tray so I could get to the circuit board.

Posted on Oct 28, 2010


Hmm, great support forum. No highly paid representative has a solution?

I figured it may be a faulty fan that keeps the unit cool. So when it gets hot it just turns itself off. The company should have sent out a recall if this was the case, for I have heard multiple complaints with the same system. I will do some more research and see if I can find a solution for the rest of you guys also.

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Sure for helping,
If there is a power problem means it will not turn on man,
so kindly check with the power cable, there might be problem with the power cable thats why it is switch on and there after it switch off,
so to resolve your issue you please change the power cable and if you find still problem you please contact once again i will give you the final solution for that ok.

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ther is dc voltage applying your speakers by amplifire itself and turn on speaker protection circuit itself.
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2.faulty output section of amplifire
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if youcan open the cover and clean the circuit for dust and resolder the circuit with 30 W soldering iron cairfully.if you want the more asistence please come again
ican hlp you more.

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