Fix Harmon Kardon AVR-5 ?

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I have a Harmon Kardon AVR-5 that died last year. When plugged in,
the little red light on the power button lights up. When this button
is pushed, it goes to green briefly with that brief "oomph" coming
over the speakers when the receiver is switched on, but then the power
goes right off, the button returning to red.

Any ideas on what is broken? Is it easy to fix and/or get parts for?
Or is it a junker? My experience is on the computer repair side of
things - not really audio equipment.

Thanks.
 
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Seems the protection circuit is activating. This is normally caused by a
blown amp channel or a problem in the power supply. You can try looking for
a blown fuse or anything obviously wrong visually. Otherwise your only
practical options are to pay to have it repaired, or buy a new receiver. If
it isn't worth spending perhaps 150.00 or more, replace it.

Mark Z.


<loafergopher@bayouyahoo.com> wrote in message
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>I have a Harmon Kardon AVR-5 that died last year. When plugged in,
> the little red light on the power button lights up. When this button
> is pushed, it goes to green briefly with that brief "oomph" coming
> over the speakers when the receiver is switched on, but then the power
> goes right off, the button returning to red.
>
> Any ideas on what is broken? Is it easy to fix and/or get parts for?
> Or is it a junker? My experience is on the computer repair side of
> things - not really audio equipment.
>
> Thanks.
 
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On Sat, 5 Feb 2005 05:27:04 -0600, "Mark D. Zacharias"
<mzacharias@yis.us> wrote:

>Seems the protection circuit is activating. This is normally caused by a
>blown amp channel or a problem in the power supply. You can try looking for
>a blown fuse or anything obviously wrong visually. Otherwise your only
>practical options are to pay to have it repaired, or buy a new receiver. If
>it isn't worth spending perhaps 150.00 or more, replace it.
>
>Mark Z.
>
>
><loafergopher@bayouyahoo.com> wrote in message
>news:g5l701p9smn057bu3dmkfvaa3206l7bmov@4ax.com...
>>I have a Harmon Kardon AVR-5 that died last year. When plugged in,
>> the little red light on the power button lights up. When this button
>> is pushed, it goes to green briefly with that brief "oomph" coming
>> over the speakers when the receiver is switched on, but then the power
>> goes right off, the button returning to red.
>>
>> Any ideas on what is broken? Is it easy to fix and/or get parts for?
>> Or is it a junker? My experience is on the computer repair side of
>> things - not really audio equipment.
>>
>> Thanks.
>

I'll crack it open and look for the blown fuse. It certainly isn't
worth the $150 to have someone fix it. Thanks for the reply.
 
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