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No Power Hi - I have bought a brand new AVR 1706 and not sure if the system is working properly or not - so before I return it , appreciate if someone could clarify -- with nothing (no input/output ) connected to the receiver, what should the standby lights (around the On/Standby) switch be doing.. when I switch the system, and press the ON button ..the RED light comes on..when I press the RED button , a GREEN light (which is normal)comes on ..the only problem is that GREEN light flashes 3-4 times and then the changes to RED again ie the system returns to STANDBY mode. IS that normal? The system exhibits the same behaviour with speakers (not sure of their impedence) and ipod connected. Pls pls..someone help and suggest a remedy before I hand the system back . PS I have tried re-setting the micro processor too , asper the manual - and have had no luck

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  • aaaaa dftg Jun 18, 2006

    Thanks for your comments Wizman. Just want to ensure that the speaker impedance is not the issue .. when I say the speaker switches itselfoff (with nothing connected ) ,I mean it goes from Standby to On mode and then back to Standby.

  • aaaaa dftg Jun 18, 2006

    Hi there .. the thing is that I got this receiver as a gift and hence i'm using only TWO speakers from my existing amp (not receiver) to use on this..

    when i first connected the speakers to this receiver,and no other input ource , it did ''seem'' to work i.e. i could hear some AM (radio) channels with a lot of distortion .. when I tried fiddling with the volume / AM antenna , there was cracking distortion noise that came from the amp and then its been behaving the way it is

    so , not sure if using the wrong speakers (as i am not sure of their impdedance ) could have caused the protection circuit to get activatd ..

    even if that were the case, thought with NO input / output connected , the system should work

    just to clarify - the system does get POWERED UP when I switch it on..the standby light changes from RED to GREEN .flashes a few times and then changes back to RED ..

    My Q to you is , with nothing connected , should the Standby power light remain on GREEN or would it turn back to RED ?

  • aaaaa dftg Jun 20, 2006

    Dear Techman last query ..Just switched on the receiver and it seems to be behaving a bit better ie with no input/output connected , the GREEN light flashes a few times and then stays GREEN..however , there is no onscreen display i.e. there isno setup or boot sequence or anything else that comes up on the screen.Any thoughts if I can check something obvious thats stopping the screen display ?Thanks and regards

  • aaaaa dftg Jun 20, 2006

    Thanks..that rings a bell. I bought the receiver in the US and I am using it in UK using a step down converter to 110v .. Do you think it could have anything to do with that ?

    Though , when i FIRST started it up, with just speakers connected, I could hear a distirted AM (radio) transmission .

    Do you think I could have busted something ?
    The reason for this anxiety is obviously I want to avoid sending the receiver back to the US for repairs etc .

    Hope if there's something wrong with the power supply ( a blown fuse on the trasnformer or something) I would be able to fix it 'reasonably' as the US warranty does notcover me here in the UK !

    Warm regards

  • Anonymous Jun 10, 2008

    I have the same problem. If anyone finds any solution to this please send me an e-mail @ [email protected]



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I mwas gonna suggest that you need the speakers attached but you stated later that it did the same thing with the speakers attached. The unit switching off after it checks its self is NOT a normal thing. TAKE IT BACK BEFORE ITS TOO LATE!! GOOD lUCK

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  • Anonymous Jun 18, 2006

    Well how many speakers are you connecting?? I doubt that if you used these with another reciver if theres a problem using them on this one?

  • Anonymous Jun 18, 2006

    Should stay green. The amp is checking itself for a short in the output section or shorted speakers. If there are no speakers connected or the speaker switch is off It should turn on and stay on the green.

  • Anonymous Jun 20, 2006

    Maybe not an output problem? Could be a power supply problem. But to fix itm your gonna need a schematic and start with the stanby supply first then gp,one by one to the switched supplies. Good Luck

  • Anonymous Jun 20, 2006

    Very well could be. Try contacting the manufacturer as I( dont have a schematic ,but I wish i did!! I love solving mysterys!!

    [email protected]



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