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Hooked up to 4 speakers for 3 years. Played great. Recently kept shutting down 5 minutes in and had CHECK SPEAKER WIRES alert. Changed all speaker wires. NO it wont turn on at all. Makes audible click and the lights go dim for a second but wont turn on. Junk it or fix it???

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  • Sarge54 May 06, 2008

    Similar problem... Shuts off while watching a DVD when there is a loud soundtrack (action type movie with explosions etc.) and says "Check SP Wires".

  • intdevco Aug 25, 2008

    Press the Standby/On button but it does not turn on at all.

    The speakers are connected but the RECEIVER WILL NOT TURN ON anyway.

    Any intelligent suggestions?

    Thank you!



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First you have to test separatly your speakers outputs
disconnect all wires speaker and speakers, turn on your reciever and look if you still have the same problem «CHECK SPEAKER WIRES alert» if yes you have to go to a specialist to fix it... if no test one line after one line with and without speaker connected until the problem reappear to locate the bad line or bad speaker.

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