Originally Posted by anismo
Sigh, My 3008 has done this exact samething today. This is 8 month after I bought it. I really thought I had escaped but no such luck.
Onkyo support doesnt seem to care much. Looks like I have to send it to ABL electronic service. Anyone with experience dealing with them? Does this problem really get fixed ? Very disappointed.
I am truly sorry. This really is a fiasco for Onkyo. From what I have read, it was a Subcontractor dropping the ball on the Serial Cable, but it matters not when you are without your AVR. Just crazy a couple Dollar Part has caused the vast amount of these problems. It seems there are also affected Sockets and Insulation that might/could be the culprit.
Quality Control has become a major question mark for many prospective Customers. I can only hope the initial positive reports about the current x09 Series are steadfast.
Depending on where you live, if you have not done so, check out the Service Center Locator on Onkyo.Com. Perhaps there might be a Service Center in Driving Distance which could save a good amount of time.