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I have an RX-V863 and sometimes when I turn the system on with my Harmony remote the receiver continually blinks like it is not getting a good signal and I have to turn the receiver off then back on to get it to work right. Is there a problem with my receiver or is it a cabling problem?

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Problem seems in standby power supply board and most likely leaky capacitor(s) or cold/ dry solder connections in that circuit board. It is hardware problem and does not look like speaker wires or connection cables fault.
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