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Denon AVR-1908 Malfunction

by LoSwen / September 27, 2014 7:37 AM PDT

HI, I'm new to the audio video world. I bought a Denon AVR-1908 a little while ago and love the thing. Way better than my dad's Sherwood that I was used to growing up. It started malfunctioning a few weeks ago. It works fine for a few minutes then starts feeding back this horrible static through the speakers like this. Does anyone know what the problem is? I know that it is not an uncommon problem, but can't find anything on how to fix it. I bought it used so I don't have the warranty. I'm good with soldering iron and have access to my school electronics lab to fix it. I just need to know where to start. Anyone know what is causing the problem or how it started? Thanks.

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Clarification Request
by itsdigger / September 27, 2014 7:43 AM PDT

How's that old Sherwood doing these days ? Devil


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You'll need a service manual.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 27, 2014 7:52 AM PDT
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I have one
by LoSwen / September 27, 2014 10:48 AM PDT

I have the service manual, but that docent tell anything about the circuitry of the receiver. the problem is internal, not a settings problem.

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Then it's not a service manual at all!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 28, 2014 2:32 AM PDT
In reply to: I have one

While I think I know what a docent is, it is possible that the maker doesn't support circuit repair. That is, in the service shops they instruct to change boards and the boards are sent back to the maker for possible board repair.

This system really irks those that have an electronics engineering background.

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Oh, what is it?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 28, 2014 2:38 AM PDT

I've seen those sort of manuals and they are what I call "Depot Service Manuals."

Such is intended for service centers across the world so that the machines can be fixed by everyday techs. Then the parts are shipped back to some higher tier tech center for possible refurb.

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DIY repair forums?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 28, 2014 7:49 AM PDT
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Bob is correct
by Pepe7 / September 28, 2014 6:35 AM PDT
In reply to: I have one

They don't design new receivers and document the electronics under the hood in such a way for the end user to be able to troubleshoot easily. I suggest taking to a repair shop and seeing what their initial estimate is. The good thing is, you won't have to guess if they can start you off by indicating which board you need to replace. With that info, often a quick trip to ebay, etc. is all you would have to do. Still cheaper than troubleshooting an entire rig from scratch that you are not familiar with.

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