Question about Pioneer VSX-D712 Receiver
My receiver has been working fine for about 3 to 4 years; I recently moved and set it up again with all the same items it had before. About 1 day after I had it hooked up it was playing from the tuner and when I walked by it suddenly turned off. I went to hit the power to turn it back on and what I get is the ?Stand by? light above the power button flashing. When I hit the power button on the remote or directly on the stereo the light turns solid red for a bit then goes back to flashing. I unhooked everything from the receiver including the speakers and tried again it did not work. I tried unplugging it from the wall for 30 seconds (usually resets electronics) and plugging it back in. no change. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
If a unit suddenly shuts down and there is no sound most of the time that indicateds there is a fault in the amp circuit of this reciever. these are solid state printed circuit boards and you will need the knowledge on how this amp circuit works. Depending on what the problem is will determine if the reciever is worth repairing or not. Generaly, if a reciever is over 4 years old it would not be wise to drop any money into it as the capacitors and components in this unit are starting to get weak and will start to fail one by one, you will start nickle and diming the thing. Time I think to go out and shop for a new reciever, unless of course you get a service manual and know how to work on solid state printed circuit boards. Good Luck
Posted on Mar 20, 2007
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This is how to reset the receiver to factory default- not sure if it is the same reset you would do for an amp error:
Resetting the system
Use this procedure to reset all the receiver's settings to
the factory default. Use the front panel controls to do this.
1 Switch the receiver into standby.
2 While holding down the front panel STEREO/A.L.C
button, press and hold u STANDBY/ON for about two
The display shows RESET?.
3 Press the front panel AUTO SURR/STREAM DIRECT
The display shows OK.
4 Press HOME THX to confirm.
OK appears in the display to indicate that the receiver
has been reset to the factory default settings.
Note that all settings will be saved, even if the
receiver is unplugged.
Unfortunately, amp errors are usually not fixable and require you to bring the receiver on for repairs or just buy a new receiver.
THANK YOU AGAIN SO MUCH! I basically got through the 1st step or so and the thing came right back on like nothing had ever happened. Although, I think what ended up working for me was actually pressing and holding the STANDBY/ON button with the AUTO SURR/STREAM DIRECT button together for a few seconds....I didn't have to reset to factory settings, nor did I have to do step 3 or 4.
Now the receiver is working just fine like nothing ever happened. All of the input AND output speaker channels all seem to be functioning normally and in peak form, and I've made sure that I have the area around the receiver well ventilated. So....thank you, again...for getting back to where I really wanted to be without having to go through the hassles of disconnecting everything and having it serviced with possible $ and time expenses.
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