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Works, but goes into protect when you turn up/down volume

I'm confused, I got it for free, and it worked fine for the first 15 - 20 minutes, then I turned the volume up, and then back down, and when I started turning it down, it went into protect, at first I thought maybe it was overheating, but I turned it right back on and left it at 18/30 volume for 20 minutes, and nothing happened, and as soon as I started turning to volume down, it went back into protect mode, even when I turn it down with a remote, it goes into protect, but as long as you don't touch the volume, it stays on and works for hours... Also, alot of the buttons are weird, if you press the bass boost button, sometimes it will act like the mute button has been pressed, and the left button above the jog wheel acts like the Mode button, etc... So, anyone have any idea what the problem might be?

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  • TRiPP3R Aug 29, 2008

    It's not new, It's at least 5 years old, probably more.



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If its new call Sony and get service????????????

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

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    Neil Aug 29, 2008

    Happy to assist,

    This occurs to electronic equipment when it was wet due to a large spill or in the rain or a flood!
    If so it will only get worse as the corrosion continues to grow !
    if there are signs of water damage save your money and do not repair!

    you can just use it as is as long as it survives!



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