Originally Posted by Ralph Potts
It is a little premature to suggest that the problem you're having is related to the Auto-Continuous failure that Mike is referring to. Double check your source's HDMI cable and make sure that it isn't the problem. If not do a hard restart (meaning power off and unplug the unit for several minutes).
Ralph is right , it could be something else as well . do some basic Trouble Shooting 1st
anyway here is my story about my issues ,
I know with my 5008 it was a small issue @ 1st , I got a small square display corruption on the front display panel 1"x1" LCD's always "on" in the area near where the volume control is displayed ..
That went on for months & no other issues . Then I got a new 80" display & removed my Entertainment Center ,added a wall mount to the 80"
the AV gear went to a temporary rack off to the side of the room & I quit using my 2 120mm PC fans used to cool the 5008 while it was in the Entertainment center , as the 5008 was in the open air atop the rack & then I started with the remote issues ,started with random Clicks ,then random displays of volume levels on the TV,then every time I touched my DirecTV remote the AVR would display the volume level (weird? I know
) ,then some cycling of the listening modes ,then constant cycling & not being able to shut the 5008 down at all ! short of pulling the wall plug . I then did a reset, NaDa no help . Had to power off for hours unplugged to cool the unit before it would even turn on at all & then it would work fine for 4 to 5 hours & then start cycling all over again. At that point I realized that heat was a issue so the fans went back on top & I made a point of unplugging the AVR when not in use ( the 5008 would/will stay slightly warm when plugged in) . Also made a point of when any issue started I turn it off & unplugged till cold to the touch , then all issues stopped when I followed this regimen except the display corruption . IE; back where I started before I moved to the temp rack .
Sorry for the length of this post
but this is how my unit reacted ,it was a long process .
when the units start the rapid constant cycling it's best to unplug fast as it's heating up very quickly as there is one report of a 5008 that was left on constant recycling that finally popped , flashed & smoke filled the room. There are also reports of units turning themselves on by them self .
I am not trying to scare anyone here ,but feel it's best that everyone with these XXX8 Onkyo's be aware of the issues . plz don't ignore small problems