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PROT message on display - HT-Z320

by jrios1 / February 13, 2010 9:47 AM PST

My HT -Z320 Home Theater wont turn on. When I press ON on unit or remote unit turns on briefly displaying in sequence HELLO - D-IN - PROT and then the unit turns off. Same if y press OPEN or any other function. Always end in PROT and turns off. What does PROT mean and how can I keep unit ON? thanks

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PROT message: same problem on HT-BD1250
by fjvepub / October 2, 2010 4:01 PM PDT

Hello jrios1,
I have exactly the same problem on my HT-BD1250, latest firmware. I did not find any threads on your message and was wondering if and how your problem was solved. Thanks.

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PROT message: same problem on HT-BD1250
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / October 4, 2010 11:32 AM PDT

fjvepub,

In many cases, PROT or PROTECT is a warning that appears when either:

1. Speaker wires are crossed (positive or negative touching either behind the unit or at the speaker inputs)

or

2. The unit has an internal issue if not resolved by #1.

Check the back of your unit to make sure that none of the red and black speaker wires are touching, and then check the rear of each speaker.

--HDTech

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PROT message on HT-BD1250
by fjvepub / October 4, 2010 3:10 PM PDT

HDTech,
Thank you for your reply.
Apparently the unit has an internal problem (I took all the speaker wires off, same result).

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PROT message on HT-BD1250
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / October 4, 2010 6:21 PM PDT

fjvepub,

Sorry to hear that. I was hoping it was a simple wire issue. If you need assistance on having the unit repaired, the Samsung customer service center can be reached at 800-SAMSUNG or you can fill out the online service request form here:

http://www.samsung.com/us/support/service/request

--HDTech

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