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My RCA Model # RTD325W will not power on. I have checked the outlet and it has power.

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Generally speaking, an amp protects itself from heat, shorts, overloads and operator exuberance by refusing to turn on or stay on.

Overloads can be from excessive periods of high output or marginally low impedance loading by the speakers; and shorts would be wiring issues or a speaker blowing up.

You should be able to feel if it's hot. WHY is it overheating? Make sure it has sufficient ventilation on all sides and that vent holes are not blocked by dust balls. Ensure the fan (if equipped) is running as designed (some only operate on demand). Clean dust and debris from it.

If the amp comes back on after cooling, you're lucky. They only have so many self-protection cycles in their lives so continuously resetting or cycling their power without addressing the cause can do more harm than good.

If it protects immediately on a cool power up you should disconnect the speaker connections and try it 'naked'. If it comes up then diagnose which lead(s) are shorted. If it does not come up the problem is internal and should be left to an experienced and competent hands-on tech.

Posted on Mar 24, 2011

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  • matthew manning Jul 24, 2011

    i have the same promblem when im watching a movie it will kick off an i half to unplug it to get it to come back on so what can i do to get this to stop?

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    David Dunn Jul 24, 2011

    Did you read and try the advice above?

  • matthew manning Jul 26, 2011

    Could it be a capiter or suthing eles??

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    David Dunn Jul 26, 2011

    It could be a lot of things. Did you eliminate the things that don't require surgery?

  • sotacmatt Aug 14, 2011

    I have a similar problem. It "pops" then locks up. I unplug and it works for awhile. Happens in DVD and Aux In.


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I am having a similer problem but mine just wont turn on at all i took it appart and checked power cable with ohms meter and found it had power, the fuse also has power so im stumped idk what to do. is there a way to manualy reset it?

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Well, I unplugged everything...then plugged in looked fine. Slowly I started adding the audio cables. Then the RCA audio from the TV. The whole movie played fine!
Hopefully you were right!

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Yes could i have a bad cap or sothing it come on an i did it with out the speakers hooded up am it stell locks up an i half to un plug it....

Posted on Jul 24, 2011

  • matthew manning Jul 26, 2011

    So could i have a bad capitore???

  • matthew manning Jul 26, 2011

    So could i have a bad capitore???


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