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Auto protect after operation of at least 6 years on daily basis as sound amplifier, the other day the auto protect mode shutdown the amp. I checked and rechecked my speaker wires to all speakers and unplugged the sub thinking it might be my problem. It ran a while then shutdown again, takes a long reset and now I muted after 5 mins operation and shutdown again. Does the auto protect get weak or the power amps? Or should I think new unit? J in colorado

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That is actually a sign that the reciever is bad. it usually means the amp is blown. Not in the sense that it wont work. But its overheating and thats where the problem lies. for this recieve it only costs 130 for the pcb board that goes bad. I know no one likes to hear that there stuff is broken. But when i worked for Square Trade i seen a few dozen of these units come through and it was always the amp which can still be serviced by yamaha. -Thanks Nate

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