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Pioneer VSX-94TXH locks up and requires me to remove power at outlet to resume working

My Pioneer VSX-94TXH locks up for unknown reasons and will not respond to any commands or changes in volume, input or anything.
I have to remove the power cord from the wall outlet and replace. The the unit will power up fine and begin to function normally.
This is very frustrating and Pioneer told me its a known issue and then when I call back they said they its not.
They want me to drop it off at a service center and I am not confident they will not be able to easly reproduce. So I am very concerned I will be with out a stereo or TV (home theater) for a long time.

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  • bws605 Jul 03, 2008

    Just bought one, got it yesterday.  It only took me 10-20 minutes to get it to do it.  Like you I had to unplug it to turn it off.  Plugging it back in right away did not make it work but when I left it overnight it seemed to be working.  10-20 minutes later, yep did it again.  Right now I'm sending it back for a new one.  If the new one does this as well I'll have to reconsider the Pioneer.

  • Anonymous Oct 05, 2008

    • I had the same problem, I sent it in for service and they replaced a digital board. I bought it in April and started having issues with it locking up about 6 weeks later, I had to unplug the power cord. It took 4 weeks for repairs and when I got it back and plugged in the HDMI I could not get a picture just sound. It has been shipped out again for service.

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2009

    I have the exact same problem. Unplugging it for 1-2 minutes does the trick but this receiver is WAY too expensive for this kind of issue. Next time I'll spend the right amount of money and get a Marantz or Denon



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I had the same thing with mine. After a couple of weeks in the local repair shop, it was determined that the main? in-put chip on the back of the front panel was bad. Had it replace for about $125 out the door and it's been working great since.

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