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Unit will not power on, has the standby light on

When i plug in the reciever, the standby light comes on but when i press the power button, nothing happens.

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  • Wes Metcalf Mar 22, 2007

    Thanks for the help guys! I've got the reciever to turn on by plugging it into a switched outlet and flipping the switch a couple times to reset it. Now when I turn it on, I only get clear audio in stereo mode. In surround mode or with any equalizer setting besides flat, all I hear is a buzzing noise. Anyone more help would be great. Thanks!

  • ELIASH76 May 29, 2008

    Unit will not power on, has the standby light oN.

  • Anonymous Jul 27, 2008

    I had the same problem, standby light on but no response from the unit. I tried the posted solution of holding the power button down while unplugging and plugging back the unit. Guess what?? IT WORKED. Thanks buddy, u just made my day :)

  • k2rose Dec 22, 2008

    I had the "red light on but unit won't power up" problem. It's been sitting in the box for over a year and I just found this site. I took the unit out of the box held the power button down and then plugged the unit in and presto! It now works again! Woohoo! Started working on the very first try. I've had this system for quite some time and this is the only problem I have had with it. This baby is going back to work!

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

    Red standby light comes on. When I press the power button, I hear a click and then the light goes off. I've tried holding the button down and then turning the device on but that doesnt work either. Perhaps there is a defective part inside?



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I took your advice I unpluged the unit then held the power button in then pluged it back into power outlet the unit came on. There is one thing I might add I had to do it twice before the unit came on. Now how long will it work? Who knows

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Mine does that when the power goes out. Just unplug it for like 2 minutes and plug back in, maybe able to do it faster I'm not certain on the time it takes for the capacitors to discharge but after they do, plug it back in and it should come on no problem.

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My blue standby light stays on when i hit play, open or any thing else the display shows welcome, but it does not do any thing, it just sits there with the welcome display

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The Best thing I can advise you on with this one my friend is to unplug the unit a few hours or even overnight. Come back and plug it in to see if the unit just had to reset???. If same thing then your gonna need to find out where to take it unless your a service tech and then I would first start to measure voltages in the power supply then checkout the main Microprocessor circuit. There should be somewhere to contact a servicer or repair depot in your user manuel. If not try this link,,,00.html Good luck

Posted on Jun 07, 2006

Somebody left one of these on the side of the street for the trash to come pick it up. I figured what the heck if I can't get to work then I'll just toss it to. But I did the hold power button unplug and plug in and I have a free receiver.

Posted on Jul 28, 2008

Just found this solution on another site, and it worked for mine. When you just have the standby light and no display, hold the power button down while you unplug it and plug it back in, it may take 2 or 3 attempts, but it will turn on.

Posted on Mar 19, 2007

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    aaron_gordon Nov 11, 2012

    i did this but it didnt work


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