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Please tell me how to remove the fan from the receiver it has stopped working causing the unit to go into a Protect-Fan mode thanx for any help John

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What? remove the fan? so you only plan to listen to it until something overheats and self-destructs?

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Hello the reason the fan has stop working may be down to the output transistor shorted out or a swelled capacitor

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How to keep your receiver out of "protect mode" Part I


"Protect mode" as it is indicated by many manufacturers of modern AV receivers, is a useful safety tool but all too common a problem for many people.

There are various causes of this safety feature to be executed, and returning your unit to normal function will also vary by manufacturer by which you will have to refer to it's manual on the procedure. But the following tips to avoid getting into protect mode apply to all manufacturers of all receiver designs and circuit topology

The number one cause of "protect mode" is heat. Receivers that have Solid State amplifier topology produce a lot of heat. Solid State amplifier topology is the most commonly used design in receivers.
To reduce and dissipate this heat that can cause it to enter protect mode; do one or all of the following:

Remove anything stored on top of the unit. Anything that blocks the vents even temporarily while operating will cause it retain more heat.

Give it room, out in the open. Do not operate it while it is sitting in a cabinet or other enclosure.

Store it farther away from any other source of heat; don't overlook things like desk lamps directed at it, etc. It takes only 1 degree higher than the units' internal temperature sensor setting to shut it down.

If you are operating it in a hot climate, try placing a mini-desk fan directed into the vents.





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It could be dust and or lint in the tv. The bulb has a fan to cool it and if it is plugged with lint can cause the bulb to overheat and fail. Lint or dust that gets on the bulb can also cause premature failure. Remove bulb and lean fan and intake screen thoroughly and check to make sure fan is operating. Then install new bulb. Hope this helps.

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Protect mode will kick in whenever a fault is detected.

You get the unit not powering up, and sometimes you hear a clicking noise, that is the protection switch that keeps shutting down the unit.

Causes that can start protect mode are:

Electrostatic harges on internal circuits.
Leave the unit unplugged for power for one hour or so, this will allow discharge.

Bad speaker wiring.
Check speaker wiring, try unplugging and plugging back, or start after removing one speaker at the time.

Internal fault.
Internal fault is the natural cause for protect mode. If all the above did not work, then the problem is a blown component or an internal fault. In this case the unit must be taken apart , tested and repaired by an experienced person.
If the unit is less than one year old, or if you want to get service, call Sony at the phone number listed on the product documentation.

Regards.

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Protect mode shuts down the receiver


If this happens only when connecting the receiver, chech the receiver cable. If the cable is fine, receiver connector at the back of receiver is faulty.

Protect mode will kick in whenever a fault is detected.

You get the unit not powering up, and sometimes you hear a clicking noise, that is the protection switch that keeps shutting down the unit.

Causes that can start protect mode are:

Electrostatic harges on internal circuits.
Leave the unit unplugged for power for one hour or so, this will allow discharge.

Bad speaker wiring.
Check speaker wiring, try unplugging and plugging back, or start after removing one speaker at the time.

Internal fault.
Internal fault is the natural cause for protect mode. If all the above did not work, then the problem is a blown component or an internal fault. In this case the unit must be taken apart , tested and repaired by an experienced person.
If the unit is less than one year old, or if you want to get service, call Sony at the phone number listed on the product documentation.

Regards.

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Protect mode will kick in whenever a fault is detected.

You get the unit not powering up, and sometimes you hear a clicking noise, that is the protection switch that keeps shutting down the unit.

Causes that can start protect mode are:

Electrostatic harges on internal circuits.
Leave the unit unplugged for power for one hour or so, this will allow discharge.

Bad speaker wiring.
Check speaker wiring, try unplugging and plugging back, or start after removing one speaker at the time.

Internal fault.
Internal fault is the natural cause for protect mode. If all the above did not work, then the problem is a blown component or an internal fault. In this case the unit must be taken apart , tested and repaired by an experienced person.
If the unit is less than one year old, or if you want to get service, call Sony at the phone number listed on the product documentation.

Regards.

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Re Assembled unit and it worked OK.

I will buy a fan and fan it to avoid sourcing heatsinks for the previusly suggested IC's.

Thanks for the technical help, sure solved my problem.

Regards

Darryl.

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