So my receiver has started giving me OVERLOAD errors and cutting off. Is it dying?

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    Tard Carnival New Member

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    It just started a few days ago. It's set to deal with 6 ohms and that's what I'm using, but lately it flashes OVERLOAD and cuts off at higher and higher volumes.

    I have to assume it's just crapping out after a few years of use (Wasn't too expensive to begin with) but I'm curious if there might be some common things that would cause this behavior in a Pioneer receiver short of forthcoming total malfunction.
     
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    Cursory research reveals it may have some dying caps in it.

    Looks like I might be able to solve it with some soldering. For now I'm going to try sticking a fan on top. :o
     
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    Alternatively, could we just be drawing too much power through one circuit?

    Now that I think about it, we don't have the most robust electrical wiring in the world (all lights will brown out for a second when we turn our TV on) and I'm thinking TV/receiver/sub on the same circuit might draw too much power/notgive the receiver enough.

    It does only seem to happen with big bassy sound events.
     
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    sounds like a cap problem. Pulling too much juice and the caps inside the receiver are crapping out.
     
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    I think that's it. Our sub is the most disposable asset, and pulls a good bit of power, I plugged it straight into the wall, redid all speaker connections (found a potential short in one) and took out the speaker's woofers (long story, weird wiring with these speakers) and we haven't had an issue yet, even at high volume. :bowdown:

    Looked into the receiver and didn't see any obviously fucked caps, but I'm going to be keeping an eye on it now.
     

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