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Zenith XBS444 shuts off

While playing DVD's, VCR, or just using the receiver it shuts off after a few minutes. Anyone know what that could be? Thanks so much

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  • grandmaster1 Feb 03, 2008

    *** Note we are connected to Charter cable. Channel 3
    The zenith xbs444 system works for 1 minute then does the same thing-3 blips powers down. Tried Line 1 Audio. for xbox live and using xbox with just a cd game in it Tried channnel 3 with dvd. There are 3 bleep noises then the TV goes to a blank screen and the system seems to freeze there are no led information on the systems screen
    Trouble shooting steps:
    1). Unplugged for 30 minutes actually overnite.
    This should have reset the defaults.
    Plugged it in System said Hello.
    Changed to L1 Turned on TV -Channel 3. Powered on Xbox went to XBox live within 2 minutes 3 blips of death Tv goes to Blank gray screen.
    2). Unplugged for 15 minutes Powered says Hello
    Channel 3 Tv placed a DVD in starts to play 1.5 minutes 3 blips of death Tv goes to Blank gray screen.
    3). Turned off Charter cable box reset Tv to channel 3 unplugged system for 15 minutes powered it on placed a dvd inside plays for 2 minutes then 3 blips of death Tv goes to Blank gray screen.

    Emailed information to a local Zenith Repair center Bloomington MN to determine if issue can be fixed vs bringing in for repair.

    Will post results if they are recieved

  • alaska2 Mar 25, 2008

    my system started doing the same thing this morning. I was using the system pluged into my cable tv and then the receiver just went off ,no line one or anything else. I even had the TV off and was listening to the radio on it and it just quit, .. I leave it off and then turn it back on ,it will work for about five minutes then it quits.It then shuts its self off... I have already tried unplugging it and plugging it back in. I have used a can of air to blow any dust of the inside of it. Nothing works.

  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2008

    This unfortunately is a known issue. I have the same problem. Another user on this forum suggested changing the filter capacitors. I'm not a electronics person, so i don't even know how. But the part itself is $2 so I'm going to try and figure it out.

  • davidlentz Jan 07, 2009

    By chance has anyone heard of a fix for this problem.


  • KMo Jan 21, 2009

    I'm having the same exact problem. The system has worked like a gem for the past 3-4 years and suddenly two days ago started shutting down. We have tried the tricks mentioned below as well, with no luck!

  • KMo May 11, 2010

    I am unable to locate this part. where did you find this part number?



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The problem is the fan and shutts off

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I just posted the fix for this problem under the post of davidlentz who is having the same problem. Problem is IC706 located on the audio output board Part number is KIA7805A.

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