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There is a short in the speakers, or you have just moved the unit and an internal cable has unseated.

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My stereo sysytem is a mini stereo: serial number 10200055. It currently says "protect", what is this and how do we return our system to normal operations?


Hi there,

When the word PROTECT appears on this display, this means the unit has detected a critical fault which could potentially cause harm to your stereo system.

The most common cause is a short circuit somewhere - something even as simple as loose speaker wiring could cause a short, triggering the Protect message.

You will need to determine if there is a possible short somewhere, so I recommend you start by firstly turning power OFF, disconnecting all speaker wires, then turn unit back ON.

Operate the stereo (without speakers) and turn volume up:
  • If Protect message appears when turning volume up, then stereo unit itself has an internal fault
  • If no Protect message appears, then suspect the speakers may be causing the issue.
  • Reduce volume and turn unit OFF
Re-connect speakers (ensure the connections are secure), turn unit ON:
  • If turning volume up triggers the Protect message again, there is an issue with the speakers or connections

Hope this helps.....

Sep 04, 2011 | Kenwood Audio Players & Recorders

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DENON UD-M30 CD Player is displaying the word PROTECT and will not function. Any ideas how to fix this problem? Many thanks.


HI:
Usually when a receiver goes into protect mode, there are several reasons, One is there is a bad speaker connected to the unit, this will cause the unit to to into protect mode, try disconnecting all speaker from the unit and turning it on if it does not go into protect then one of the speakers are bad. Another reason is the power output Amplifier IC is shorted inside the unit. Another reasons could be that speaker wires are touching each other and causing a short. Disconnect all unit connecting to the unit and try turning on, if it stays on and no protect then connect them including the speakers one at time until you determine which is causing the error. If it goes into protect with nothing but the unit on then the Output IC is bad and the unit needs servicing.

Mar 10, 2011 | Denon CDR-M30 CD Recorder

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My stereo won't work. Whenever I try to turn it on, it always turns off saying "protect." How can I fix this?


The protect has come on because it senses an output load problem, Turn the unit off, unhook the speakers and wires from the stereo, now turn the unit on and turn the volume down as far as it will go, this should reset the processor ic, if the word protect stays off you have a short in the wiring or bad speaker. If the protect comes back on with everything unhooked the problem is in the audio output ic pack in the stereo and will require a technician to remedy.

Jan 17, 2011 | JVC MX-KC58 Shelf System

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When i turn it on it says protect and it turns off after that


Hello,

Usually a protect fault will indicate a bad transistor in the amplification section. I suspect that the control circuit is sensing a fluctuation in the power supply and going in to protect mode. (assuming that the protect circuit itself is working properly) If a voltage is too high the unit will go in to protect mode to prevent damage to the speakers and the rest of the unit. I would take the unit in to a local repair shop and get a estimate of repair charges.

Hope this helps.....



Jul 17, 2010 | Onkyo TX-DS696 Receiver

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MY KENWOOD CAR CD PLAYER IS SAYING PROTECT??


Hi,

Kenwood head units show "protect" when there's a problem with the speaker outputs. This might mean a shorted speaker wire, a blown speaker, or an internal defect in the head unit. Once the condition that's causing the "protect" mode is fixed, the CD player should be back in normal mode the next time you turn it on.

If it's staying in "protect", then you'll definitely have to remove the stereo and do some troubleshooting to fix it. Many car audio stores will do system troubleshooting, for a fee. If you want to do it yourself, here's what you need to do:

Pull the Kenwood unit from the dash and disconnect all the speaker wires. Turn it on and see if the "protect" message displays. If it does, the stereo has an internal defect and will need to be serviced. If it doesn't, then turn it off, and re-connect one speaker. Turn it on again and see if it displays "protect".

If it works with a single speaker connected, keep re-connecting the others until you identify the speaker that's causing the problem. There may be a wiring problem or defective speaker in that location.

If it displays "protect" with a single speaker connected, then disconnect that one and try a different one. If all the speakers cause a "protect" mode, then you're probably back to a defective head unit, unless your friend managed to blow all your speakers at once.

Thanks,

Dec 09, 2009 | Kenwood KDC-319 CD Player

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When i switch on my samsung HT-Z110 the word hello appears then protect thenit turned off!


Audio receivers have an output protection circuit called "protect mode", this is to protect the receiver from short circuit failures.The speakers and speaker wires are what I inspect thoroughly first, look for bare speaker wires,or bare wires that are touching each other at that point,check speaker wires at the back of the receiver for sloppy connections,etc.If all looks good then try disconnecting all the speakers at the receiver,then turn power on to see if it goes into "protect mode", if it does the the receiver probably has an internal short and will need to be sent in for service,if it doesn't go into "protect mode" then connect one speaker at a time back into the receiver until it does go into "protect mode" then which ever speaker you connected last is the speaker that is shorted(blown) and then you know that speaker is the problem and it will need to be replaced or repaired. Good luck !

Nov 29, 2009 | Samsung HT-DB600 System

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I got a pyle 1800w amp and a 1500w kenwood subs but as i increase the volume in the headunit it goes on protect mode why the other problem i got is as increase the volume in the headunit the bass of the...


The protection modes in these units ****. Most new units have them. What I do is turn down settings on deck and turn up amp as much as possible. Then the protection won't turn on because you won't have to turn it up as high.

Sep 30, 2009 | Pyle PLA1200 Car Audio Amplifier

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Protect is ON


Either there is a bad capacitor in the protection unit or you can find the wire that goes from volume control to protection unit and unplug it.
You can also try turning the volume all the way off before turning on, then slowly turn up from there

Jul 20, 2009 | Denon AVR-900 Receiver

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Dvd home theatre system


When I turn on my DVD it says "welcome to samsung dvd, no disk, protection, good bye" Why? What is wrong and how can I remedy it???

Oct 18, 2007 | Samsung Audio Players & Recorders

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Unit turns on, then clicks off with a "protect" message


You have a bad speaker on this unit or the audio output circuit is in need of repair. Try to disconnect all of the speakers and then turn on the unit. If it still stays in protect, you will need to have this unit serviced, unless you understand how these solid state circuits work. If the unit does come on without the speakers, turn off the unit and add one speaker at a time until the unit will not turn on. Disconnect that speaker and have it checked out or have the wiring checked out. Good Luck

Jul 14, 2007 | JVC FS-G5 CD Shelf System

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