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My Kenwood receiver is dead.

by five0 / November 15, 2005 10:59 PM PST

I have a Kenwood VR-507 receiver and recently took a lightning strike. It is getting power but shutting off. When it is plugged in I get a solid red light on the led. When I hit the power button, the display lights up and then immediately shuts off. I then get a rapid red blinking led. If I try to re-power, it starts the same process again. I have checked the speaker wires for a short and that is not it. I guess that repairing stereos is a dying art, because there are no repair shops in the area. I don't want to spend $ on a new receiver so a little help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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by grimgraphix / November 15, 2005 11:54 PM PST

What are you asking for ? Do you know how to work on electronics ? Test equipment alone will cost you as much as the kenwood.

If your amp uses a IC chip it is likely fried. Other parts of of the mobo or power flow condensers may be bad as well. Lightning does a job on electronics... better to check your home owners or renters insurance.

Lightning bad... surge protector good !


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by jcrobso / November 16, 2005 12:56 AM PST

Reparing it could be $200~400 in parts and labor if it could be repaired AT ALL. You may not want buy a new one
but thats life. John

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