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Pioneer Audio/Video Receiver VSX-D514 I am having a similar problem as another person stated here but it there is another level to it. It regarded their amplifier constantly switching between inputs (from tv, to vcr, to dvd). The diagnosis offered was that it was a short or electrical problem of some sort. Well mine started to behave similarly. Initially I thought there might be sort sort of signal interference causing it - it was not the remote because my dog had used it as a chew toy months prior to the problem. Maybe she knew I would not need it. The switching behavior persisted and increased as time passed. When I suspected the problem was occurring from the system itself I disconnected it entirely to gather dust for a couple of months (it was a replacement for another receiver I lost to unknown reasons). If I plug it in now it works. After a few seconds the buttons stop responding including the volume dial. So I have unplugged it again and it sits there mocking me. I hope you have an idea of what it could possibly be. I considered not adding what follows out of fear it would overide other possible solutions. However, it is the heart of my concern as far as getting a third system only to have it fail as well. My original, a Sony, bought back in 2003, just stopped working one day. Do not remember all the details, but it was on but there was no sound. The buttons stopped working on it forcing me to unplug it to turn it off. I let it sit for a while before turning it back on. It would turn on, then click, then turn off. I figured it went kaput but I was perplexed because I never abused it or anything. After losing the Sony, we upgraded the satellite and the tech noticed the cable was "hot" while installing the new DVR unit in our living room. He went up to the roof fiddling with something and cursing under his breath like he was getting shocked. It seemed like it was only a few seconds then he said he fixed it. My question is would this have caused a problem to the Sony? If so, it may still be a problem and is what caused the Pioneer to start acting strangley. Can I use a volt meter to confirm anything in this regards? Also, I had the following connected to both receivers: a game system (eventually two, old xbox and a wii), a satellite system, a dvd/vcr combo, and a cd player. All were connected via RCA (yellow, white, and red) cables but later I had connected fiber optics to one of the game systems. Do not know if that info was needed but there it is. I am think of saving up for a new system like a bose but what's the point if it blows up too?

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SOURCE: I have a pioneer multi-channel

change power transformer with new one with same rating.-same data-same current and voltage.

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Try this, it may work for you.

1.)Plug the unit into your mains voltage.
2.)Depress the enter and advanced surround buttons (on the front panel of receiver) at the same time for
at least 2 seconds, you should hear the relay tick and front panel should light up.

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SOURCE: Pioneer VSX-D209 receiver shuts off when too loud

Dear Tabasco,

Your receiver is basically going into protect mode.

Just check your speaker cabling again. Make sure that all of them are seated properly, none is touching each other or the body of receiver. Take out all the wire and put them back again if necessary..
Some times even a little tiny frayed wire touching the receiver could trigger the protect mode. Be careful, since protect mode is sometimes not fast enough and it could blown a few trasistors in the power circuit.
Just check your speaker as well....whether they play all right thru another receiver or amplifier. its posiible they might be shorting inside. A little frayed wire could also trigger the protect circuit in your receiver.
I hope this should solve your problem.

If everything else seems all right and still your receiver shut down when you raise the volume then it possible that there are bad connections on the main board that are set in.

This would generally happen if the system is slighly old or have dry solder and when you raise up the volume. This should be a simple repair that will not require parts. If you can solder, you will be able to repair this yourself. If not, then a local service center will change the local labor rate.
Hope you can sort out your problem with the above trouble shooting. Let me know if I can guide you further.
Best of luck! Thanks for using FixYa!

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