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System stops playing

I have a technics sc-dv290. After 2 to 3 hours of continuous play, the system stops playing for no reason. I could be using any mode. When the system is turned off, then restarted, it will work for a couple of minutes, then cut off again. This has spoiled a few parties, as all our friends go home!!
Please help.

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  • Big Belchie Apr 22, 2008

    Thanks for the speedy reply! However, the system is not in a cabinet, it sits on a table.

    Coincidently the fault happened again at the weekend. After about 2 hours of continuous play, the system refused to work. I checked the back, and sure enough the stereo tuner/ amplifier seemed to be overheating. Does anyone have a solution, or is it back to the supplier?



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Hi Big Belchie

Sounds a bit like it is overheating. It is in a cabinet? Check that cooling vents on top and sides of the unit are not getting obstructed. hehehe sometimes parties are responsible for those piles of cd covers that block off the vents. How hot does it feel when it stops working?


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    Graeme Ross Apr 23, 2008

    hhmmmm so you agree with me that is is overheating, and confirmed that by actually checking the receiver section. I am a little bewildered as to why my solution prompted you to give me a "thanks for trying" rating generally reserved for solutions that are wrong or "not right" . My overall expert rating goes down with that sort of rating. Hoping you may reconsider that for me, I would appreciate it greatly.

    Over heating can be caused by a number of things. I take it(assuming as you did not mention it) that all the vents are clear of obstruction. changing the position of the components in the stack may help. Get the amp section to the top, where it can get the most air around it. If it has an fan to force air through the amp section, check that it is not clagged up with dust, or that the vent to it is also clear(use a paint brush to dust it out). Be sure to leave about 10cm behind the unit also to allow for cool air to convect by.

    If it still shuts down AND it is still under warranty, then YES return it to the supplier for replacement. It may have intermittent solder joints causing the problems.



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