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Fisher CA-885 Integrated Stereo Amplifier stuck in stand-by mode

I have a Fisher CA-885 Integrated Stereo Amplifier that is stuck in stand-by mode. It is a stereo system that I have stored for years out in my shed so it has been exposed to heat and cold. Prior to that it worked fine. Yesterday, I hooked up the rack system and it was working until I put it in standby mode and then tried to take it out of standby mode. When I put it in stand-by mode, all the lights on then system went out and the stand-by light was on. When I tried to take it out of stand-by mode, the system lights came back on but the stand-by light didn't go out and I can't get any sound out of it. How can I get it out of stand-by mode when pushing the stand-by button doesn't work and unplugging it and replugging it in doesn't work?

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Given the heat/cold cycles of the storage area along with humidity, I would first suspect poor solder connections. This is not unusual for units of this age. A general overhaul should restore this to operation. This should be a labor only repair unless the output STK is bad. These units are known for having poor connections at the voltage regulators which cause a DC voltage offset triggering the protection circuit. The overhaul should address this as well.

Keep us posted on your progress.


Posted on Jul 06, 2010

Testimonial: "Thanks for the suggestion. I'm not sure if I am going to have it serviced or not. I may take the cover off and see if it is something obvious that I can try to fix. I called around today and having it serviced isn't cheap. It might not be worth it. But I will look at the solder connection and fuses. Thanks"


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