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Overloading the amplifier isnt connected to anything just plugged into the mains. once turned on it clicks like 3-6 times and then saysoverloading please could you help thanks matt

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Hi mate, ive had the same problem before with this amp. i bought it new aout 6 years ago and bought another new one about 1 year ago, new, for £70!

on the first amp there was a problem with the surround sound aspect, it kept overloading when turned up even a fraction, it would tick 4 times and power off. Eventually the surround sound stopped working all together and whenever selected made a VERY VERY loud hissing/crashing noise through all my speakers, blowing one of them, SO BE VERY CAREFULL.

when that happened i assumed was broken so bought another one, and had same overload trouble when i got a new speaker package.

Im pretty dam sure it was the ohmage ratings being different on 2 of the surround sound speakers that srewed the 1st one, so id suggest you check theyre all ok, as well as the speaker watt-age.

what are the specs on all your speakers (ohms and watts RMS)??

do you listen to LOUD music through the 5.1 option??

hope this helps, if all else fails buy a new one mate, theyre so cheap. go into panasonic shops and see if they have any left.

Posted on Mar 24, 2009

  • theslim01 Mar 24, 2009

    whoops, just noticed you said youi have nothing connected?? wow that is strange... cant you take it back? or was it ebay or something??



  • theslim01 Mar 24, 2009

    what does it say when u press the "help button?" if i remember this is by the left hand side next to the "spakers" button

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