Before I pursue contacting Pioneer, are there any simple things I can check? For example, is there an internal fuse I can get at if I open the unit?
Yeah, I would expect so too, but you know, the unit was so cheap, that if I was reasonably confident that I could simply replace a fuse, I wouldn't be concerned with the warranty.
There's no lights, clicks or anything when I press the power button, so it's got to be something right up front. And, based on other things I've taken apart, there's usually a fuse (sometimes soldered, sometimes not). I guess I'm just looking for some confirmation that there is one...
If you have no warranty, just take the screws out and remove the cover. You should be able to see a fuse if it is in there.
Unplug the receiver first though.
I guess there's some comfort in knowing I'm not alone. Got what I thought was a good deal on this receiver from Newegg. Appeared to work fine for about 6 months. Then it just died. One moment it was working, then the lights went out, and it's been a brick since. I'm not giving up on this yet. If I have any luck, I'll post my findings here.
Simultaneously holding the [ADVANCD SURROUND] and [STANDBY/ON] keys on the
front panel pressed for 2 seconds will cancel Key Input Inhibition mode after a DC error
detection and turn the unit ON.
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