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Onkyo HT-5500 Receiver goes into setup mode as soon as I plug it in. It will not go into stand by or any other mode. None of the buttons on the front work.

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This sounds like it has a microprocessor problem. Try unplugging it from the wall and leave it overnight. That will give the microprocessor a chance to reset and then try it again. If it continues to do the same thing, you need it serviced by a professional technician. I am sad to say, there are no easy fixes for a microprocessor problem.

Onkyo receivers are very good quality and are normally worth getting repaired. If it were junk I would tell you to just buy a new one. But even the very best equipment can fail. I have been repairing audio equipment for nearly 18 years and have never seen any brand that did not have some type of failures at some time or another. Onkyo's may not be the most expensive receivers, but they are some of the best engineered receivers I have worked on.

I hope this helps you decide what you are going to do, and hopefully after the micro is reset, it will work good again.

Let me know if you need any more help.

Dave

Posted on Jul 18, 2008

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