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reciever overload

Discussion in 'Receivers and amplifiers' started by kinza, Mar 13, 2005.

  1. kinza

    kinza Regular member

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    for some reason my reciever is now constantly saying overload whenever i turn it on. i removed all the speakers hooked up to it and plugged it into the outlet and it still says overload. it should be working fine. any ideas?
     
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    wolfniggr Regular member

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    Does the maual cover what this means? What other symptoms have you noticed?
     
  3. kinza

    kinza Regular member

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    The manual said the speakers impedance is too high, but it really isn't. The receiver isn't working at all. Everytime I turn it on it just says overload and to turn it off.
     
  4. RCCola

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    I own a Onyko 500 and had that exact problem. I would turn it on and click - overload circuit would turn it off. I did the same thing you did to check out my system when it happened. I removed all the wires and plugged it in and same thing. I was lucky and it was still under warrenty. Sent it in and one of the channels was fried. They replaced and works like a champ again. Good Luck - Toot Toot
     
  5. kinza

    kinza Regular member

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    that really helps! sadly the warranty coverage is over. i might get it repaired from an electrician or someone like that. is that a good idea.
     
  6. kinza

    kinza Regular member

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    i do know that one of the channels is fried but am not sure which one. back in the day when it used to work there would be a clicking sound everytime i turned it on.
     
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    Make sure the repairs are done by someone who knows wtf they're doing. Hopefully you wont be charged an arm and a leg. Good luck.
     
  8. kinza

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    i think the overload problem is common with the brand of receiver i have. i was reading on another model of the same company and someone said to fix the overload problem you should change the thermal paste between the power moduals and the heatsink. i think ill try this before i go to get it repaired. is this a good idea?
     
  9. Razz1234

    Razz1234 Guest

    better get a free estimate first...don't wana pay $250 dollars to fix an outdated reciever. Might as well buy a new one with all the features and better reliability.

    Sorry for your loss....
     
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    Change the thermal past???? That is absolutely comical. That's kind of like changing the air in your tires will give your car more horsepower. This receiver has a problem. Take it to an autorized repair facility and have it fixed, or buy a new one.
     

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