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Pioneer vsx 915 blue light flashing

Hi, we have a pioneer vsx-915 amp. The standby / on light flashes blue and the amp does not power up. I have tried the enter+advanced surround combo and that gives me a message that says 'Amp error'. I have also tried the combo Tone + Standby/On but that doesn't do anything. Any other suggestions?

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Time for a repair shop to look, clearly the amp is down, it has failed. Have a qualified tech look at and get a repair estimate.

Posted on Dec 15, 2012

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SOURCE: My pioneer vsx 815 amplifier has a flashing blue

Register and download the manual for free at retrevo.com

http://www.retrevo.com/support/Pioneer-VSX-815-K-Receivers-manual/id/385dj989/t/2/

"enter and advanced surround keys"? I don't see that documented as a special function in the manual.

BTW: other than the Flashing light, is there a malfunction?

Page 72 describes how it REALLY resets...

Resetting the main unit

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 TONE button, press and hold the STANDBY/ON button for about three seconds.


3 When you see RESET? appear in the display, press ENTER .

OK? shows in the display.


4 Press SYSTEM SETUP to confirm.

OK appears in the display to indicate that the receiver has been reset to the factory default
settings.

Posted on Mar 04, 2011

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