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Home Theater Receiver keeps Shutting Down

I had an Onkyo Receiver for a short time and I believe it fried. So I got another receiver Yamaha and IT keeeps shuting off. I unlugged all speakers and actually everything. Then it is fine. As soon as I hook an HDMI cable or a digital optical cable from the Satelite box to it, thats when it starts to shut down again. I CANNOT figure for the life of me what is going on. This started with my Onkyo, but still persists with the Yamaha. I even swapped the sat. receiver. Chaned plug outlets. What could possibly cause this. Appreciate any help in figuring this out. Thanks, Al

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  • wiseman777 Jun 04, 2009

    I Will try that. I can further explain, though, that by-passing the receiver with HDMI Or component and connecting directly to the tv from the SAT receiver works fine. I also went from the SAT to JUST the receiver and it clicks off. Totally weird. Volume also was turned down ( or off).The SAME HDMI cable works from SAT to TV so it shouldn't be the cable. I'm not a rocket scientist but this seems to make no. Especially when this same problem started with a new receiver and continues with This newer one.

  • wiseman777 Jun 04, 2009

    I just finally figured something out!! Unless specifics are needed, I can say this: I thought down in the negative volume meant no volume at all. With the speaker wires disconnected, it never it could put out dawned on me that there WAS volume. THIS is what I don't understand. Way down in the negative volume the receiver stays on. My older Yamaha never had that issue. These newer receivers have some kinda of touchy mechanics that make them shut down quickly with volume changes. I don't have all the speakers attached yet, but the volume still seems pretty low for what it should be. So there must be some settings that will somehow compensate for this. Maybe you DO need to be a rocket scientist after all.



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Have you tried a different input on your TV? HDMI communicates both ways. You could have an issue with the input port on the TV. Try using Component. If you still have issues post a reply and we can dig further into it. Hope this helps

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    Frank Fulton Jun 06, 2009

    If you have no speakers connected to the receiver, and you have an input source hooked up to it , ie. Sat, DVD, CD etc, and it is on, the signal passes to the receiver, when you turn up the volume it loads the transistors and amplifier section of the receiver. If there is an internal short the unit will go into protection. and say ck speakers. I have a hunch that it's one of three problems: a shorted speaker wire( if installed by builder as a pre-wire, a nail thru the wire or even a staple is not unheard of) or a bad speaker that when loaded up with current (volume) shorts and trips the receiver. Since you have had another receiver in the same setup have the same problem would lead me to a speaker or wire. The longshot is a bad HDMI cable from the sat to the receiver could have shorted the HDMI. I would try running component to the receiver, no speakers attatched and turn up the vol. If it's ok, then try it with a different HDMI cable and the same process. If you find that it shuts down on both component and HDMI, before putting a new unit in, you need to have all speakers and wires thoroughly checked out with a meter to find the problem. Hope this Helps. What part of the country are you in?



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