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Does anyone have any experience with repairing/replacing the door on an Onkyo TX-SR876? I just received my with the door hinges broken...and I can't find any replacement parts? I have the PN's but can't find anyone that sells the hinges.

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Tough one. I would call Onkyo to see if they can accommodate you, or @ least give you the right direction in locating replacement door hinges.

If you can find them, simply glue it there as you won't need those front controls if you have a remote control. ...Better yet, use velcro tape.
Or, just remove the door entirely, and your receiver will now look like an Integra one, from the upper echelon.
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HDMI Out failure

Both HDMI Main and Sub have failed, syncing previously took minutes and pushed to hours, now unable to sync at all. HDMI in 1,2,3 all produce sound... Suggestions?
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Did you try a reset (page 142)? ...And page 146 first [The AV receiver contains a microcomputer ...]

* Me own suggestion: Unplug all connections, unplug the AC power cord, wait ten seconds, re-plug only one source connection (BR player), then AC power cord, then press the power button on your 876's front panel face.

If that doesn't work, do the reset (page 142).

If that also doesn't work, I would start all over again, but this time using one connection (one source) @ a time and verify with it, and using only one HDMI output (main), of course. ...So that way you keep everything simple, and go only with that. If it's not working for one source only connected (Blu-ray player), then no use to connect the rest; your 876 had it. /// Contact Onkyo, and see what kind of accommodation they can offer you responsibly and generously.

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Does anyone have any experience with repairing/replacing the door on an Onkyo TX-SR876? I just received my with the door hinges broken...and I can't find any replacement parts? I have the PN's but can't find anyone that sells the hinges.


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I am looking for tips on this too. My clip that keeps the door shut broke and I am now using a piece of rubber to keep the door shut.
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My 876 conked out today. Video all works well, but no audio on any channel. Tried the soft boot, no luck, tried the factory reset, no luck. I'm in Canada and bought this new in 2009. There has never been any issues until now. I've never upgraded the firmware. Reading some of the previous posts, things don't look good. Any suggestions? Thanks.
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Time for a new receiver, with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X ? ...They're coming up, later on this year.

* In the interim just use an older one you have, or buy a used cheap one for a couple clams. ...Or less.
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Another HDMI delayed handshake repair success that I reported on the 576/606 repair thread which provides the information you need to try this fix.

How to DIY ; TX-SR576/TX-SR606/etc HDMI daughterboard repair (for dummies?)

Since I only replaced one cap (C8609) I wonder if that was the fix or rather it was just reseating the 4 electrical connectors. Anyway, it's working fine. Turned the system on again this morning and it sync'd up with the TV and cable box right away.
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Cool.

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Posting this repair video on this thread for future reference. Although the capacitor repair is for the 606 or 607 models, the repair is similar except more capacitors need to be replaced on the 876. Hope others find this video useful for making repairs to their 876.

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Wonder if someone can help me out with the problem I am having with my 876.

None of the buttons on the remote or the front panel work. I can get it to switch on by pressing the on/off switch inside the hidden panel. It switches on and works as normal but none of the buttons/volume controls work. I am stuck on one input and it outputs ok but I cannot change anything. BTW, I cannot switch it on using the standby/on button on the remote or front panel, the only way is to cycle power using the button inside the hidden panel

Is there a way to fix it?
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Wonder if someone can help me out with the problem I am having with my 876.

None of the buttons on the remote or the front panel work. I can get it to switch on by pressing the on/off switch inside the hidden panel. It switches on and works as normal but none of the buttons/volume controls work. I am stuck on one input and it outputs ok but I cannot change anything. BTW, I cannot switch it on using the standby/on button on the remote or front panel, the only way is to cycle power using the button inside the hidden panel

Is there a way to fix it?
1. For the remote: Check the batteries inside...replace with fresh ones.

2. For the receiver: Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet, then plug it back ten seconds later.
* If it doesn't work do a Reset (page 142) ... Troubleshooting section (you can read it too; some segments applying to your issues).

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1. For the remote: Check the batteries inside...replace with fresh ones.

2. For the receiver: Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet, then plug it back ten seconds later.
* If it doesn't work do a Reset (page 142) ... Troubleshooting section (you can read it too; some segments applying to your issues).

Best of luck.
NorthSky,

I tried everything, since the buttons do not respond there was no way to reset. I then proceeded to open up the main 9 screws to remove the cover..Still did not see anything abnormal. I removed the screws that hold the front panel....and guess what, I found that a lizard had gotten into that area and it must have been killed while shorting the front panel board...crap luck..
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NorthSky,

I tried everything, since the buttons do not respond there was no way to reset. I then proceeded to open up the main 9 screws to remove the cover..Still did not see anything abnormal. I removed the screws that hold the front panel....and guess what, I found that a lizard had gotten into that area and it must have been killed while shorting the front panel board...crap luck..
Wow..., an Onkyo receiver done in by a lizard. That has to be a first where it's not actually Onkyo's fault!
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NorthSky,

I tried everything, since the buttons do not respond there was no way to reset. I then proceeded to open up the main 9 screws to remove the cover..Still did not see anything abnormal.
I removed the screws that hold the front panel....and guess what, I found that a lizard had gotten into that area and it must have been killed while shorting the front panel board...crap luck..
You aren't pulling my tuba, a lizard fried your receiver! ...Little sunnabaggun! ...Next time put a fence around your receiver, for them predators.

Lol, nobody would have ever expected that one, not in a million years. ...This is truly more funny than troublesome. ...Sorry about that.

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It was a sad ending for the lizard and my 876. I'm trying to get a local repair shop to get it fixed.☺
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Yeah I'd say, poor little guy.
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Hello Everyone!

New to the Forum, cheers! I am experiencing what appears to be a syncing problem with my 876 with my other components. When the components are turned on in a particular sequence (which I do not believe matters), many times the receiver shows "No Signal" on the front. Trying different methods of turning on different components at different intervals sometimes get the 876 to catch the signal but for the most part it does not. It has progressively become worse, I do not know what the underlying issue is - if it is due to overheating, or perhaps faulty components inside - I do not know.
This is why I am reaching out to all of you who may have experienced the same issue over time. I purchased my unit new so it was not used nor refurbished.
Am hoping someone can come up with a solution and to explain to me what, if anything, I can do.

Thanks so much to all,

Cheers,
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Hello Everyone!

New to the Forum, cheers! I am experiencing what appears to be a syncing problem with my 876 with my other components. When the components are turned on in a particular sequence (which I do not believe matters), many times the receiver shows "No Signal" on the front. Trying different methods of turning on different components at different intervals sometimes get the 876 to catch the signal but for the most part it does not. It has progressively become worse, I do not know what the underlying issue is - if it is due to overheating, or perhaps faulty components inside - I do not know.
This is why I am reaching out to all of you who may have experienced the same issue over time. I purchased my unit new so it was not used nor refurbished.
Am hoping someone can come up with a solution and to explain to me what, if anything, I can do.

Thanks so much to all,

Cheers,
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If these are the HDMI inputs that are having issues, the HDMI board are going bad. This has been an ongoing issue with Onkyos where the high heat on the HDMI board dries out the caps. The board is very expensive to replace but it might be possible to repair. Due to it's age, I would consider replacing the unit and I do not recommend another Onkyo. They have been having ongoing issues with their products failing over the past several years.

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Hello Everyone!

New to the Forum, cheers! I am experiencing what appears to be a syncing problem with my 876 with my other components. When the components are turned on in a particular sequence (which I do not believe matters), many times the receiver shows "No Signal" on the front. Trying different methods of turning on different components at different intervals sometimes get the 876 to catch the signal but for the most part it does not. It has progressively become worse, I do not know what the underlying issue is - if it is due to overheating, or perhaps faulty components inside - I do not know.
This is why I am reaching out to all of you who may have experienced the same issue over time. I purchased my unit new so it was not used nor refurbished.
Am hoping someone can come up with a solution and to explain to me what, if anything, I can do.

Thanks so much to all,

Cheers,
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Hello and welcome.

I can see that you did not have that issue as expanded as it is now, from the past.

1. The order you turn your components On is important, with HDMI.
And a longer delay between them can help.
a) From your universal remote control; turn the TV On first.
b) Select the right TV input.
c) Turn your source On.
d) Turn your receiver On last.
e) Select the right source (input) on your receiver.
* And extend the delay between each component turn On power.

2. Disable the CEC control, if it is not already.

3. Double check your HDMI cables; often the cause of problems.

4. If "No Signal" still appears after those new changes, turn everything Off and power On everything again.
If the issue still remains, unplug your receiver, then plug it back (just for few seconds).
If still not working, do a reset (Troubleshooting section @ the end of your manual).
If still an issue (hope you have a fan on top of your 876), then your 876 might be close to its end. ...I'm sorry.
But before you declare "eminent death", try everything else; stuff I just mentioned and stuff you might think of in addition.

Last, the source(s) that you are using; if related to your PC, Internet, applications, cable TV, satellite box TV, movie streaming (Netflix, etc.), ...
they could be part of your issue.
Did you do anything new, or use a different source, add a new HDMI cable since last time when your issue was not an issue?
It always takes some time for the "No Signal" to disappear...it's normal...Onkyo is slow @ communicating with the outside world (electronically with the other audio/video components through the HDMI connections - HDMI handshake is not always an easy thing, and not all HDMI cables were created equal or with quality control).

♦ You need a solid connection, and a solid source for your 876 to establish the contact signal. ...And it takes time; which is normal...but no more than say 10 seconds or so. ...Be patient. ...And good luck.
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Hello Everyone!

New to the Forum, cheers! I am experiencing what appears to be a syncing problem with my 876 with my other components. When the components are turned on in a particular sequence (which I do not believe matters), many times the receiver shows "No Signal" on the front. Trying different methods of turning on different components at different intervals sometimes get the 876 to catch the signal but for the most part it does not. It has progressively become worse, I do not know what the underlying issue is - if it is due to overheating, or perhaps faulty components inside - I do not know.
This is why I am reaching out to all of you who may have experienced the same issue over time. I purchased my unit new so it was not used nor refurbished.
Am hoping someone can come up with a solution and to explain to me what, if anything, I can do.

Thanks so much to all,

Cheers,
Frodo4eva
Hi Frodo, My 876 has been doing the same "no signal" business for probably 2 years. Turn it off, turn it back on, rinse, repeat until it wakes up. I keep waiting for it to never sync so that I trash it, but usually the third time's the charm. Many years ago I put cooling fans on top after realizing how hot it gets.

Jon S summed it up nicely. Replace it the whole thing. Or you could just buy a pre/pro and keep using the 876 just for the amp.
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Hi Frodo, My 876 has been doing the same "no signal" business for probably 2 years. Turn it off, turn it back on, rinse, repeat until it wakes up. I keep waiting for it to never sync so that I trash it, but usually the third time's the charm. Many years ago I put cooling fans on top after realizing how hot it gets.

Jon S summed it up nicely. Replace it the whole thing. Or you could just buy a pre/pro and keep using the 876 just for the amp.
I would try replacing the capacitors before giving up on it. Search this site for DIY repairs. The 876 is a great receiver.
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Before HDMI we had way less issues, zip, with digital coaxial and optical connections.
I don't think Onkyo is the only company with HDMI handshake issues. ...No signal (audio).

And when we buy an audio/video product (876) it is normally not expected for us to replace the capacitors.

* With my Integra pre/pro I have to power it off and then on again to establish the audio connection; me too it says "No signal" on its front panel display, and much more now than before; almost every single time! It's no fun...all I ever wanted in life is to enjoy music and movies.

I should try an Emotiva XMC-1...I didn't read any HDMI handshake issue...the audio signal is always established. ...And it costs the same as my pre/pro.
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Hi there! First time poster on this thread. I bought a TX-SR876 about 4 months ago off of craigslist and have been loving it. This forum is so helpful too. I can't thank everyone enough for contributing (and keeping it going after 7 years even!).

Anyway, I have the hdmi problem but the guy I bought it from already told me about it. My tv luckily has an optical output, so I use my tv as my hdmi switch and still get surround sound. Not sure if my tv processes the digital audio but my guess would be not. At any rate here is my question:

After I turn off my receiver, a light in the back left of the unit stays on and it keeps hot there. It seems to be the board connected to the antennas. I have read a lot of items about this and have since made sure that my hdmi control was disabled and that neither of the zones are on. The problem persists.

Another strange symptom of this is that I installed a 12v fan on top of the unit with the power cord plugged into the back panel (I figured the amp would turn this on and off when in use). It oddly stays off even while in standby mode until I turn on and off the receiver. Then it stays on while the receiver is in standby mode. Similarly, I've noticed that the green light is sometimes not on when in standby.

Does anyone know what's going on? If I can't figure it out I might just keep my receiver on a power strip and cut off power every time I'm done using it. Seems like kind of a hassle though.
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Hi there! First time poster on this thread. I bought a TX-SR876 about 4 months ago off of craigslist and have been loving it. This forum is so helpful too. I can't thank everyone enough for contributing (and keeping it going after 7 years even!).

Anyway, I have the hdmi problem but the guy I bought it from already told me about it. My tv luckily has an optical output, so I use my tv as my hdmi switch and still get surround sound. Not sure if my tv processes the digital audio but my guess would be not. At any rate here is my question:

After I turn off my receiver, a light in the back left of the unit stays on and it keeps hot there. It seems to be the board connected to the antennas. I have read a lot of items about this and have since made sure that my hdmi control was disabled and that neither of the zones are on. The problem persists.

Another strange symptom of this is that I installed a 12v fan on top of the unit with the power cord plugged into the back panel (I figured the amp would turn this on and off when in use). It oddly stays off even while in standby mode until I turn on and off the receiver. Then it stays on while the receiver is in standby mode. Similarly, I've noticed that the green light is sometimes not on when in standby.

Does anyone know what's going on? If I can't figure it out I might just keep my receiver on a power strip and cut off power every time I'm done using it. Seems like kind of a hassle though.
I just reread my post and realized that it didn't make a lot of sense. Sorry it was kind of late... I'll try to elaborate. Here's the scenario:

- I plug the receiver in for the first time after being unplugged. It stays nice and cool in standby and the external fan I installed is not on.
- I turn on the receiver and use it for a bit and then turn it off. Now there is a small green led glowing on the rear left side of the receiver and the fan that's plugged into the rear of the unit stays on. It also remains very warm, even overnight.
- If I unplug the receiver and plug it back in, the green light goes away and the fan kicks off.

Very bizarre behavior as far as I can tell. The settings wouldn't have changed from me unplugging the unit, so I don't know why this green light and the fan wouldn't be on consistently. Unless, when the unit is powered on for the first time after being unplugged, it detects something that requires standby power.
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In which country do you live?
...Because in North America when that receiver is off it is off, meaning no fan plugged on the back AC outlet should run, and the receiver should cool down.

* By the way, that small little green light flashing is normal, don't sweat it. It's the same with HDTVs, you can see a green flashing light in the back, inside.
...Some' to do with HDMI transmission. ...I think.

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In which country do you live?
...Because in North America when that receiver is off it is off, meaning no fan plugged on the back AC outlet should run, and the receiver should cool down.

* By the way, that small little green light flashing is normal, don't sweat it. It's the same with HDTVs, you can see a green flashing light in the back, inside.
...Some' to do with HDMI transmission. ...I think.

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Thanks for the response! I am actually in north America but I'm not sure where the unit was purchased. The weird thing, though, is that the green light and my external fan are not always on. Only when the unit has been turned off after being on for a bit.

And I wouldn't be concerned except that the green light and fan symptoms are accompanied by a decent amount of heat. Which I'm worried will damage the receiver further (in addition to drawing energy). Any thoughts?
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Thanks for the response! I am actually in north America but I'm not sure where the unit was purchased. The weird thing, though, is that the green light and my external fan are not always on. Only when the unit has been turned off after being on for a bit.

And I wouldn't be concerned except that the green light and fan symptoms are accompanied by a decent amount of heat. Which I'm worried will damage the receiver further (in addition to drawing energy). Any thoughts?
1. Ok, you have a North American model AV receiver. ...Because the European model (UK) is a bit different with the power switch.
2. Good, when your receiver is Off (Standby), the green light is also off.
3. Good, when your receiver is Off, the fan is also Off (The AC outlet on the back is inoperative, just the way it should be).

* The excessive heat is also normal for this Onkyo model receiver; a poor design, like many other Onkyo receiver models from 2007 to 2013 or so.
That's why it needs a fan or two on the top rear (just put your hand on top; you'll know where it's real hot).

And to help more with the heat:
1. The impedance switch should be @ the high setting (6 Ohm) and NOT 4 Ohm (receiver's menu settings, check your manual).
2. Disable all the CEC Controls in the menu settings, ...near the end in your manual.
3. Disable the OSD (On-Screen Display).
4. Use the lowest dimmer for the front panel display.

Voila, c'est tout.

When your receiver is on the green light is flashing, the fan that you put on top is running, and your receiver is hot on top...all normal.
And during the summer months even more so, then add another fan.

Don't worry if you take those steps; but if you are still worry just sell that Onkyo receiver and buy another one from Yamaha.
* In my book Yamaha provides the less worrisome problems, and with better control of heat, unlike Onkyo.

One more thing: Inside your receiver are two fans (one on each front side) ---> Those only activate when your receiver is wat too hot; Onkyo did not set the right temperature...so they are kind of useless, totally unreliable.

And last, ...time to enjoy the music and movies.
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