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    my marantz receiver won't turn on....wtf is going on? this is the third time this has happened. my power supply died on my aiwa receiver, then the power supply died on the luxman, and now my marantz is acting the same way!!!!! why is this happening? and right when my warranty is about to expire!!!! help!!!!!!!!!!!


    edit: i decide to see if something came loose inside and the very second i pull the cover off the receiver, it turns on. wtf? and btw, i was listning to 2 channel music when the receiver just randomly shut down, it wasnt hot at all, and theres plenty of room for it ro breathe.
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    Just a side note - do you have any kind of Power Center? If not you may want to check into one..........
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    nope, now power center....what would that do for me?
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    if you had multiple components blow for no apparent reason, the electricity in your house may be the problem. may be alot of power spikes, this can fry equipment if the spikes are that bad. a power center will protect you from the spikes. if i had multiple components blowing on me like you described. this is the first thing i would try.
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    I agree with the guys, dirty power.

    Why did you have the receiver plugged in and the power turned on when you removed the cover??? Not a very good idea.
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    i think i might have hit the button with my knee now that i think about it, either way, it works now.

    is there some kind of protection thing that woul dhave shut down the receiver and then allowed it to turn on once things were safe?
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    They're not that smart......

    I have everything of mine plugged into little UPS Power Conditioner's just so that any sort of surge/spikes don't directly go from wall to my components.....

    I think you can get a fairly decent one for around $80 or so at Best Buy.....and not just a surge protector (but even that would be a better idea than just directly into wall)
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    If you want to find out if your power is a possible culprit, use a multimeter on it at different times during the day, for a week, log the data.

    Check the voltage, if it's fluctuating <5 volts that's normal....if it's >10 volts, you have issues.

    Check that out before you spend money.

    A/V equipment typically has simple protection measures built-in, but that varies with manufacturer. It may go from voltage overload(Sony ES)...to going into protection if you have a speaker cable crossed(Cambridge Audio)....read your owners manual for specifics. The above were given only as specifics, not as a sales brochure.
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    Originally posted by dorokusai
    If you want to find out if your power is a possible culprit, use a multimeter on it at different times during the day, for a week, log the data.
    Doing this will tell you what the day to day, hour to hour variations are during peak and off-peak periods, but will tell you nothing in regards to spikes and surges because the display is an RMS value. You need a true power analyzer, but you're looking at about $2K to get one from Fluke. Call the power company, tell them you're having problems with frying electronics. Most will come out and do a basic analysis for free.

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    It was a basic suggestion, I should have added that comment.

    It's a simple check, as power fluctuation from the provider is the most common problem.

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