Originally Posted by KimoChristy
Good luck Vinnie. I'm going to try and get mine shipped out to the Denver regional service center in the next day or two. Half the problem is coming up with a suitable container to ship it in since the receiver originally was part of an HTIB and that box is 4 feet tall! Don't want to do any further damage to the unit. Please let us know how it goes on the warren repair (meantime to repair and resolution). As you've said, maybe the new parts are correcting the problem at this late date. I will probably add a fan to mine as other members have. I will keep everyone posted on my resolution also.
Kimo, as far as shipping goes I just took my receiver to the local UPS store. They supplied the box and all packing material for around $12. Also, I let them pack it so that if it it somehow damaged in transit they're responsible for it. (Pack and Ship Promise) Total cost to me (shipping insurance and all) was $33 shipping via UPS ground. Looks like Portland has plenty of these, just plug in your address to find the one closest to you: http://go.mappoint.net/ups/PrxInput.aspx
I tried to call Onkyo today to get someone with ANY
technical knowledge in an attempt to assuage my fears of the problem arising again after awhile of use after repair, but no luck.. all I got out of them was "the repair center won't ship it back to you until it works". Grrr.. yeah, maybe works NOW but there have been plenty of reports of the issue popping back up over time and if that happens after your warranty expires...
Then I found this posted on another forum (Dated 3/12/10):
"I got my unit back today (finally). While he was finishing the paperwork, I asked about the rumors that the new part (HDMI board) was bound to break over time just like the original had. He stated that while that was true a few months ago, Onkyo and/or the part supplier has rectified the problem and should not pose any additional breakdowns. He stated that the problem was some of the capacitors were going bad. They have changed the capacitors that are known to be faulty, and this has supposedly fixed the problem."