So I get home from work to day and find out my middle boy broke the mirror in our bathroom. Then after I sit down the wife say "Oh, check this out." She walks over to the receiver pushes the power button, then pushes the standby button to turn it on. It does it's normal green light blinky thingy then shuts down and goes to a fast orange blinking light. Owners manual states it's either shorted speaker wires, inadequate ventilation, or over heating due to long duration of high volume. Well it was off when I got home, and not even close to hot, there is nothing covering any of the ventilation and it is free standing, I disconnected all of the speaker wires and still get the same results. I might crack it open tomorrow to see if some thing fell inside of it, but I don't think so, I turned it over and shook it a little to see if anything would come out, or if I could hear anything rattling around inside, I got nothing. Looks like I'll be out of some tunes/movies for a while in not indefinitely. I just want to know why is it always one step forward=two steps back. I am just about ready to give up on audio electronics. I could understand if I abused my stuff, but I don't, I enjoy my hearing too much. So now I have a receiver that is out of commission, and amp that cuts out before max volume even when it is cool, and an SDA with a dead tweeter. I'm so ready to sell off every thing which would consist od a pair of SDA 2As, a pair of Mon 7's a 350 center, some cheapy realistic bookshelves, a set of Mitsubishi separates A B&K pre, a Kenwood tuner, 2 turntables and an sacd/cd/dvd changer. Oh well, Guess I'll just have to save up for a couple years so I can get a new one. It would have been no thing, but after paying the landlord $1800 bucks a week ago this whole money going out thing is starting to get a little old. I am so tired of just getting my feet back on the ground just to get a baseball bat to the back of the head. Sorry for the rant guys and girls, but I had to get it off of my chest before I inadvertently take it out on a non-deserving family member.