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I hate to tell you this that has been a problem wit sony amps end recievers end evan there tv,s for years allready doing that, Try giving it a good hard rapp on the side or the top of it, Sometimes that will work to reset it, If that does not work , It will have to be taken in for repair, What happens to them ,The output transsisters swell up on them, From over heating, , It is cause buy cranlking up the vollume over it,s limit,People don,t relized that with evan a good low wattage amp or reciever ,That they are putting out there maximun power at3/4 vollume allredy. End buy cranking it up over that it cuases it to over heat, The humidifryer would not becauseing that problem, Allso sony do not like haveing miss match speakers being hook up to them, Or any little change in power in your house , Makes them act up allso, End eventully wil cause a problem with it, I no you are not going to want to hear this, But what it cost to have it repaired , You can buy a decent new one , Or a very high end used reciever for, Hope this helps you out,

Sony STR-V444ES... • Answered on Nov 29, 2012


Sounds like your power transformer is bad. You might also check the power board for cracks. This model had a history of that.

Sony STR-V444ES... • Answered on Jun 22, 2012


Ours started doing this also now up to 20 min of clicking before it turns on.  My thought is that it is a bad power supply since once its on it works fine.

Sony STR-V444ES... • Answered on Dec 06, 2011


What's a rock speaker? All you will hear with one speaker on the Rear Right output is the Rear Right channel which is typically for effects and ambience. You DO have a manual, right?

Individual speakers commonly have different responses given the same amplifier input. Where you physically place a speaker once it's electrically connected is up to you. Speakers placed outdoors might not have the sound-re-enforcement of nearby or adjacent walls as indoor speakers do so they will sound weaker.

Sony STR-V444ES... • Answered on Jul 11, 2011


Hi and welcome to FixYa!

Used to have same problem with my PIONEER stereo. When I hit a bump the stereo fails. Figured out that the Red wire is loosen so I secured it. Hit a bump again same error occurs, checked the red wire and it's fine. Restart the stereo again then it's good. It's like that this machine needs to be in good intact position. Might aswell try to secure yours.

Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa! Have a good one!

Sony STR-V444ES... • Answered on Dec 07, 2010


discharge the output circuit! If you don't you will blow a 10 ohm resistor every time. I've worked on hundreds of these receivers I know. They need the output circuit soldered at the voltage driver ic's and quite possibly some capicitors replaced on the digital board. The caps mounted near the heat sinks dry up the fastest. These are nice amps. Larry's Electronics Sacramento Ca. [email protected]

Sony STR-V444ES... • Answered on Apr 24, 2010


thats the relay that ticks in but is not getting the signal across to the power so have a tech repair your set the problem is in the power supply the regulator is damaged.good luck.

Sony STR-V444ES... • Answered on Feb 28, 2010


Chances are it's the Large Electrolytic Capacitors in the power supply. As you have it on all functions. These are to filter out the 50/60HZ hum in the mains supply and so that's most likely what you are hearing!

Sony STR-V444ES... • Answered on Feb 28, 2010


check to see if your audio video are hooked up right.

Sony STR-V444ES... • Answered on Feb 14, 2010


you can find a remote replacenment at sony autorizad service center if they dont have it in stock they will order it for you the service manual is hard to get at this time
try this number for parts
1-800-488-SONY (7669) good luck

Sony STR-V444ES... • Answered on Dec 19, 2009


Check in speaker setup menu that your rear surround channels are enabled.

Sony STR-V444ES... • Answered on Jun 18, 2009


Clean and tighten all connections. Get a can of spray tuner and contact cleaner from Radio Shack to clean the volume and tone controls if you have access to the body of those controls. Some disassembly required. If this doesn't help, suspect a bad variable resistor in the amplifier circuit.

Sony STR-V444ES... • Answered on May 29, 2009


One of three things: speaker wire short, shorted/or blown speaker, or a bad output chip. First and easiest way to check is to disconnect all speakers, turn it on, turn it up, and wait. If that's ok, begin connecting one speaker at a time with the unit off, then turn on and play. When you get to the speaker or wire with the problem, it will short and go into protection. Disconnect all speaker wires again and only hook up the speaker that shorted the receiver and test. If it shorts, swap speakers with the same wire and test again. If a different speaker on the same wire causes the unit to short, replace the wire. if it doesn't, you need to test the speaker with a multimeter or disassemble if possible, check the wiring internally on the speaker. Check the impedance, should be 8ohms or 6ohms depending on the drivers. then check for resistance. If your meter says 1... it's shorted and needs to be replaced. Hope this helps

Sony STR-V444ES... • Answered on May 25, 2009


You might have to go into the players setup and select the output and audio stream options. If it is set for PCM only it will not receive the Dolby or DTS signals if you selected them in the DVDs audio selection menu. There may also be a signal select in the Sony receiver to assign the digital inputs to selected units.

Hope this helps

Cheers

Sony STR-V444ES... • Answered on Jan 01, 2009

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