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Protector Upon power-on, Protector flickers on the display. I checked inside, and found no blown fuse. I disconnected all of the cables including speaker wires, but no change.

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If you took all the speakers off the reciver then it still goes into protect, the reciver detects DC on the output lines. That means there is a short in the output stage of the amp. It could be an output device, or a diffencal Transistor. If you can trouble shoot solid state electronics then you should be able to find the faulty, but if not your experienced at electronic repair, am afraid it may cost more then the reciveris worth. Good Luck PS please dont forget to rate this thread

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