Was wonder if anyone else had encounted the same problem I have encountered.
I posted this in a separate thread that I started back on 1/9/09.
***Purchased a new Pioneer Elite SC-07 back on Nov 28, as an early Christmas present for myself. It replaced a 6 year old Marantz that I had been using. I set it up the weekend I got it and everything worked great. The sound was AWESOME a BIG improvement over my 6 year old Marantz.
Wednesday(1/7) night we had a bad storm pull thru our area and my power was out for 3 1/2 hours. When the power finally did come back on I went to fire up my HT system and noticed the red light below the "Advanced MCACC" flashing, and the unit would not power up. I checked the owner's manual and it reads under the troubleshooting section:
Symptom: "The MCACC blinks and the power does not turn on"
Remedy: "The receiver may have a serious problem. Do not try switching the receiver on. Contact a Pioneer authorized independent service company for help."
So I called up Pioneer and got the local authorized reps address and took my receiver to him.
Now I have ALL my HT equipment plugged into a Belkin Pure AV PF60 Power Console and that is plugged into a Belkin 1500VA/800W Battery Backup Tower which is plugged into the wall. Is it possible that an electrical surge could have made it thru both of these pieces of equipment and kill my receiver??? The area I live in is notorious for brown outs and power outages so that's why I have all that equipment. What I don't understand is my Marantz was subjected to this many times over the 6 years I had it and never suffered any type of problem from the brown outs or power outages. But after only 40 day of using my SC-07 Elite the first power outage kills it!? Man that worries me. Anyone else have anything like this happen to their Pioneer receiver?
I'm wondering if Pioneer is even going to warranty it. Their warranty states will not cover damage due to lightning or power surges"***
Today I FINALLY got a call from the repair shop. The ICE amps were toasted!! They also had just gotten in an SC-05 with the flashing "Advanced MCACC" light and it turned out to be the same thing, toasted ICE amps. The tech said that the conditions were similar to mine, that the power went out and when it come back on the receiver wouldn't power back up. New amps have been ordered for both of our receivers but he said he doesn't know when they will be shipped. THIS SUCKS!!!
Here's a link to the thread. http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1106651
Just wondering if anybody else has had this happen to their receiver..