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Pioneer VSX-D498 Just got ahold of a Pioneer VSX-D498 and Its an Old dog that just needs a little love. Currently I don't have a service manual But i do have some experience with electronics. Problem I have is that After I switch the thing on, after a few seconds, it flashes poweroff and cuts out. Just need an Idea of where to start on this thing and I can take it from there. My guess thus far is a self protect from overload or short circuit, possible ground out. Let me know what you think! Thanks!

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  • Steve Lav Mar 24, 2007

    Well, When I g about Starting it up, it does recognize Radio stations and Starts about its merry way, could it be that the three Amp chips are fried?

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Sounds like the on board computer (micro-processor) is waiting for a process to happen and when it does not happen then the unit times out and shuts off. Could be a mechanical or electrical process. Good luck.

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