Question about RCA RTD255 System
I had the rca trd255 hooked up and everything was working, i unplugged it for a couple of days then moved the whole system and tv to another wall, i hooked it up the same, when i plug in the rca unit all that happens is the power standby light comes on , nothing else i cant get any of the functions to work
Its been happening a lot to this type of systems from RCA I unplug mine and it starts working(sometimes) Im going to retun the darn thing.
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Sep 03, 2011 | RCA RT2360 System
Generally speaking, an amp protects itself from heat, shorts and overloads by refusing to turn on or stay on.
Overloads can be from excessive periods of high output and shorts would be wiring issues or a speaker blowing up.
You should be able to feel if it's hot. WHY is it overheating? Make sure it has sufficient ventilation on all sides and that vent holes are not blocked by dust balls. Ensure the fan (if equipped) is running as designed (some only operate on demand). Clean dust and debris from it.
If the amp comes back on after cooling, you're lucky. They only have so many self-protection cycles in their lives so continuously resetting or cycling their power without addressing the cause can do more harm than good.
If it protects immediately on a cool power up you should disconnect the speaker connections and try it 'naked'. If it comes up then diagnose which lead(s) are shorted. If it does not come up the problem is internal and should be left to an experienced hands-on tech.
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