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Turn the unit all the way down. Now, before you try to power up again, make Absolutely Certain that there are no shorts or damaged wiring going to the speakers. Still no go? Then try to power up with no wiring attached. Good? Now just the wiring, no speakers. Make Sure that there are no wires touching! Then try speakers. If there is a problem, you'll find it .....accordianman

Pioneer VSX-D912... | Answered on Nov 19, 2016

1. take out from supply ,by take out power cord from outlet
2 reconnect power suplly and switch on,manually if needed, and then do hard reset,as is written in factory manual ( turn back to factory settings)
3 if that not help ,disconnect last connected device,or all and try again
4 check one more time power line voltage on outlet, , voltage selector on back plate on device, and for test purpose only connect ur AV Receiver plug directlly to outlet,without any extension cords with other outlets or devices on them ,as that can be source of problem ,too.(power,or voltage drop bellow point that is needed for this power drawing device to be switched on)
5 also disconnect for test purpose dig coax,and or antenna inputs..best is to disconnect all,and connect in directlly to power line outlet,and then to try hard reset to factory settings.

Pioneer VSX-D912... | Answered on Sep 19, 2012

Same problem here VSX-916 AMP ERR

Pioneer VSX-D912... | Answered on Jul 17, 2012

regarding the Pioneer VSX-912 blinking standby light. This is how you reset it; press the "advanced surround" and the " enter" at the same time for about 3 seconds. Make sure you press the ENTER on the reciever (its the one on top next to the small dial) If you press the "ON" instead of "ENTER" it will not work. If an error message comes on and shuts the unit down, just reset it again. This should save you some $$$$. To bad Pioneer did't put this info in the manual.

Pioneer VSX-D912... | Answered on Dec 01, 2011

There are facilities to CHOOSE the digital assignment. I've seen where extended power loss will randomly lose custom settings. Open the manual.

Pioneer VSX-D912... | Answered on Jul 07, 2011

Generally speaking, an amp attempts to protect 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.

Check for loose speaker connections at the speaker as a possible root cause for intermittent shutdown.

Pioneer VSX-D912... | Answered on Jun 07, 2011


you will be needing a stereo jack which is the same as 3.5mm

Connect the jack into the headphone part of the receiver. Do not deep it in fully, just deep it in half way and both the speaker and headphone should sound the same time.

I hope you understand the above....

Good luck.

Pioneer VSX-D912... | Answered on Mar 11, 2011

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Pioneer VSX-D912... | Answered on Feb 19, 2011

Here is a copy of the user manual of this unit , just click HERE.

Pioneer VSX-D912... | Answered on Dec 04, 2010

That will be the internal amplifier in the unit itself giving an error message.

Pioneer VSX-D912... | Answered on Jul 12, 2010

If power indicator on receiver does not lit upon plugging unit in wall socket then unplug it and check main fuse that could be blown up for some reason. replace that fuse and check receiver power.
If receiver power indicator shows power in receiver but it wont turn On fully to give sound then it is serious problem in output amplifier section of receiver. Local tv repair shop will fix it for you.
Hope these info will help you.

Pioneer VSX-D912... | Answered on Jul 12, 2010

I have exaclty the same problem. DVD into comp in 1, and my Homecast HT8000 into comp in 2 on my D912.

The dvd gets a picture.

The TV does not.

Looking at the settings I have "Component video Input" set correctly.

I'll add that when I do switch from DVD to TV, I get a scrabled vision of what is on TV for about half a second befoe the TV itself says "No, I can't display that" and gives me the blue screen of 'no signal'

Pioneer VSX-D912... | Answered on May 22, 2010

ICheck first the video cable at the back of receiver.

If that does n ot work , then unplug power cord and all cables , wait ten minutes and plug back.

Try replacing the cables at the back.

Try using a different type of connection cable.

If still no luck, then the unit can be faulty.

Pioneer VSX-D912... | Answered on May 28, 2009

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