Got barely any water in the top vent, and now I (think) that it is over
heating, because it gets VERY hot, but I'm not sure if it got that hot
before. Here is what it seems to be doing though, I can listen for
about 5 minutes, and then it begins to switch on/off, but not in the
sense that the power goes on and off, rather the speakers
go on and off (or what it seems like.) It never did this before, and I
am not sure. I have opened it up, let it dry out and stuff, still seems
to be doing it. Checked the 4 fuses, and they are all good.
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I'm guessing you don't know for sure that it even needs fuses. They don't go out like they used to, as everything is controlled by a microprocessor(computer within your unit). I would suggest, that you, with the power plug pulled out, use an ohm meter to be sure that each fuse is shorted. If you need further assistance, or would like to inquire about a repair, please visit my website at audioserviceclinic.com. Thank you.
It seems you have a short circuit in your unit. Further attempts at switching it on are not advisable as more damage will occur. Get it checked out by an electrician who can test from the plug for a short circuit.
Since it is a Rotel, it is a good unit and worth fixing. At this point, you need to take it to a good repair shop and let a qualified tech look at it. There are no user serviceable parts inside and if you go poking around in there, you WILL make the problem worse. Rotels' are nice units and represent a good value in stereo gear. Take it to a reputable repair shop that repairs Rotel under warranty. If thats not available to you, then a good repair shop should be able to get you going. Good luck...Rob