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I have a SX-780 receiver. When I turn it on the protection circuit kicks in. In the past there was a shorting of the left channel which got fixed temporarily.

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  • calipsok Apr 30, 2008

    My dilemma now is trying to find a place that will attempt to fix it. Because it is so old, I can't find anyone that will guarantee they'll be able to fix it based on parts availability.

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This unit needs an overhaul. There are probably poor solder connections &/or defective parts inside. Expect a parts cost around $20-$40. Add in the local labor rate for the total cost. These are nice units and are worth the repair cost.
Dan

Posted on Apr 30, 2008

  • ABRsvcs Apr 30, 2008

    The parts are generic enough that there should not be a problem fixing this. I do this all the time. If the exact replacement transistor is not available anymore, there are substitues that are available.

    Dan

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