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I have a Pioneer XC-F10 Stereo CD Tuner. I keep trying to turn it on and it keeps turning off immediately...?

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  • danpip Oct 13, 2008

    i have the same problem, only when i turn it on, it turns off leaving a red flashing light.
    after this, i have to unplug the power, and plug back in to be able to try turning it on again. 
    whats happening!

  • hpeetz Nov 08, 2008


    Since 1 month I have the same problem.............................! Who can help?

  • kiwi shrek Dec 07, 2008


  • ledaul Jan 23, 2009

    ditto and there is no support whatsoever about this problem come on somebody show us the way

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    Same here! Help please!

  • 20643157A414 Mar 01, 2009

    shut off immediately after power on.
    unplug mains and recoonect doew not solve the problem

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2009

    I have the same problem

  • ledaul Apr 12, 2009

    **** pioneer no help whatsoever thanx customer service

  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2009

    It has something to do with it being in DEMO MODE. Once I got it going, and got it out of the DEMO MODE, but now it is happening again.

  • Anonymous May 21, 2009

    Turns off as soon as I turn it on. Replaced the cord but it didn't help.

  • Graham Bird
    Graham Bird Jan 13, 2021

    This fix also worked for me! 21 years and still going strong



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I Have managed to solve my instant turning off fault. As its been mentioned before, this is a demo mode fault, heres what I did...

Leave the Unit in standby, and press and hold the "system menu" button you should see the words "demo mode" flash up on the display briefly, at this point press the "set" button to enter demo mode selection finally press the "+" or "-" button to turn the demo mode off.

You have to be quick with the remote buttons when getting into the demo mode, might take a few trys.

I'm not sure if this will fix everyones fault, but certainly helped with mine. Good Luck.

Posted on Sep 13, 2009

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    Kay Tee Feb 02, 2017

    Thank you! My system is now ~16 years old, and when I tried to use it today, it had this problem. You fixed it! Love this poor old system...I have it connected to an Apple AirPort Express to stream music via the Aux input, and it still sounds awesome!

  • Nevets101 Feb 02, 2017

    Glad it worked for you Kay Tee, I can't believe how long ago I posted my "fix" (8 years now - wow)

    So pleased your still able to enjoy your pioneer system :)




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I still have my manual, so I can give the extra steps to get those menu you are talking about here. Use your remote, turn off the player (they call this standby mode), then push the menu botton under system (lower right hand corner), then use the + & - button to select the right menu (Demo mode is one of them), then use set button to select, and use + & - button to select the mode you want, then use select botton to select. When it is all done, push the menu again to get off.

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Okay, just managed to fix mine. I'm not certain of the sequence of events, because I was improvising (and I can't find my manual) but as reported, you have to get it out of Demo Mode.
I did this by using the remote and doing something like holding down the System Menu and Disp buttons together at which point the display sat in Demo, and then holding down the CD-R Menu and Disp button (not sure if that was necessary) and then turning off the machine. When I turned it back on it was fine. Listening to it right now, after having it sit for about a year.
So, perhaps if people try using the System buttons together they can figure out the proper sequence of events and post to the list?

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