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post #22471 of 22875
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Originally Posted by anon65535 View Post

Anyhow...I'm stuck with the E2PROM ERROR...I don't care if I trash the unit at this point as I've slept `4hrs all wknd trying all sorts of combo's of FW from various units 875, 905, FW version up FW version down (it didn't fry my my FLASH...it's a flash chip...c'mon)
I've tried FW from the 875 (no E2PROM ERROR, but also NO Video processor rolleyes.gif)
I've tried the "new" DSP1 #12116A - still stuck with the E2PROM error.
Tried the Save Settings (no luck - did this way to many times...doesn't help)

*** BOTTOM LINE: I can be in a new FW or DSP within 15 mins (any config)...BUT I just don't have any more .MOT files to test with. I'd like to try 1.04 or 1.05 but they're all gone from the net and wasn't sure if you/anyone has these. Or know how to clear the E2PROM error for good on the 805 w/1.08 MainFW***
At this point I'm willing to try just about anything...any help is greatly appreciated. Pls PM me if you have copies of the MOT & ID (versions: 1.04, 1.03, 1.05, 1.07) files for my 805.
I'd hate to throw this unit out mad.gif
Thanks all!!!

Did you try the steps in this thread:
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1013565/firmware-update-requests-for-onkyo-integra-please-read/1200_100#post_13940358

I had the E2PROM error after I initially upgraded to 1.08 (I was one of the 1st to do the serial update), but I was able to get it cleared using Michael's technique.
EDIT: Note: he says to do a full system reset first, then do the save settings trick. Not sure if you were doing the full reset or not.
Edited by billbillw - 9/19/12 at 12:54pm
post #22472 of 22875
OK, after almost 5 years of daily use, my SR805 is showing some severe HDMI problems. Of course, this also coincides with me just finishing my new basement home theater and really wanting to watch some blurays on the new 100" projection screen.

The problem came on quite suddenly too, it seemed to work fine for 2 weeks in the new HT setup, then wham, it doesn't want to sync HDMI with 1080p sources on 2 out the 3 HDMI inputs. Those devices work fine when I connect straight to my projector.

Anyhow, I suspect its capacitors. I ordered a couple dozen caps last night from Mouser and they shipped today. I plan to replace all the 100uf/4V and 220uf/4V caps on the HDMI board. I chose to replace them all with 6.3V caps instead of 4V and also made sure to get 105C rated low ESR caps. It was about $10 total in parts from Mouser.

I'm praying it works because I really don't want to replace my 805. It is everything I need in a receiver and sounds great.

I'll post back when I'm finished with the repair, hopefully with good news.
post #22473 of 22875
Hi Bill - I tryed following your instructions on the post (using the 875 Setup_Updater & then putting the the 805 file into the Program files directory). Update in the ISO is the same bits for the 875 & 805 so it didn't work. Maybe I didn't follow your process correctlyas you mentioned renaming files. Inside the .FDF files are the names of the .MOT files & Dummy DSP & Dummy Video - so not sure what you meant by renaming the files. Willing to try anything...I have a 1/2 brick unit I guess....just the E2PROM error (until the power goes out). It's like the RAM has become volitale. :'(
post #22474 of 22875
Ohh boy Bill sounds like u & I are in the same boat...my 805 is has been "on / in use" every day for 16hrs a day for the past 5 yrs as well. The reason I went down this path of upgrading firmware is the same reason you just explained. About 6 months back the 805 every once & a while would pop a quick msg to my PJ (either XBOX source or DirecTV) stating my PJ was not capapable of handling "protected contect". The msg went away after about a 1 sec, so I disregarded it. Then 3mo back, everytime the power went out (or the UPS drained from a long power outtage) then the only way to get rid of the Lip Sync error was to do a factory reset (kind of a pain but only have sever power outtages every 3-4 months or so). Then 1 month ago switching sources on HDMI took nearly 1min to sync before video & audio would show (BTW - this only happened on my DirectTV Source so I assumed it was some sort of update on their side to the boxes FW). This 1min delay in changing channels brought me back here where I found that 1.08 was the latest FW to fix the Lip Sync. The Wife could take anymore so I ended up at local pro audio shop and loaded the trunk with new Anthem gear & now have all the time to tinker with 805 (to make it operational again. Please LMK how the CAP replacement goes (as I might need to do the same)....hopefully 5yrs isn't the lifespan for a quality unit. Good luck.
post #22475 of 22875
Well, I replaced about 10 capacitors in my HDMI board (I was just doing a shotgun approach based on success stories for some of the other Onkyo HDMI receivers), but alas, no improvement. HDMI 3 still seems to work well, but 1 and 2 seem to be dead to the world. Not sure If I should just try an external HDMI switcher or just give up the ghost on the 805. I am going to check and see if United Radio will repair it. I've heard they will fix just the HDMI board, but I haven't seen any mention of cost. There are some pretty good deals on newer refurbs, but I'm not sure if any of them are going to match the power of the 805.
post #22476 of 22875
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Originally Posted by LBPete View Post

Hi, I'm new here and have tried searching this 750 page thread and am not finding an answer. I recently got a silver TX-SR805 second hand. It worked but the display was out. Thanks to this thread I was able to replace the resistors and get it working. I replaced my old Yamaha and life was good. Then one night I turned it on and nothing. It's not totally dead. I can hear relays clicking when I hit the standby switch and the standby LED comes on. If I hit the switch again, the standby LED goes off and relays click. No display, no blue glow around the volume knob, no sound. I've tried unplugging it over night and I've done the reset thing with the VCR button. I left it for several day plugged in but with the standby LED off and was surprised to find it warm around the vents. So something is happening.
It seems like a great receiver. Certainly better than what I had been using. Is there any hope to fix this or should I just cut my loss and move on?
- Pete

I cut my losses and moved on. In reading a lot of this thread the 805 Onkyo's have their share of problems so it didn't make sense to spend time and money on this one. Got a great deal on a close out Yamaha RX-V671 so I'm happy. If anyone wants my 805 let me know and we'll work something out.

- Pete
post #22477 of 22875
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Originally Posted by LBPete View Post

Hi, I'm new here and have tried searching this 750 page thread and am not finding an answer. I recently got a silver TX-SR805 second hand. It worked but the display was out. Thanks to this thread I was able to replace the resistors and get it working. I replaced my old Yamaha and life was good. Then one night I turned it on and nothing. It's not totally dead. I can hear relays clicking when I hit the standby switch and the standby LED comes on. If I hit the switch again, the standby LED goes off and relays click. No display, no blue glow around the volume knob, no sound. I've tried unplugging it over night and I've done the reset thing with the VCR button. I left it for several day plugged in but with the standby LED off and was surprised to find it warm around the vents. So something is happening.
It seems like a great receiver. Certainly better than what I had been using. Is there any hope to fix this or should I just cut my loss and move on?
- Pete

I cut my losses and moved on. In reading a lot of this thread the 805 Onkyo's have their share of problems so it didn't make sense to spend time and money on this one. Got a great deal on a close out Yamaha RX-V671 so I'm happy. If anyone wants my 805 let me know and we'll work something out.

- Pete
post #22478 of 22875
Regarding United Radio..
Talked on the phone today. They do not take the HDMI board by itself for repair. Must send the whole receiver and costs start at $165+shipping each way. Just not sure its worth it for a receiver that is typically only selling for $350 or less on the used market. Looks like mine will be relegated to a backup or sold.

Now to decide on a replacement.
Edited by billbillw - 9/24/12 at 2:51pm
post #22479 of 22875
We just moved and now my 805 will not play any sound from the right front channel. All other channel work fine. I have replaced the speaker wire, did the factory reset, and updated the firmware. Has any one else had this issue? Just looking on the internet this seems to be an issue with several of these units. I would hate to get the repaired and pay a few hundred bucks, so if any one has any ideas I am all open. I do not mind trying to fix it myself.
post #22480 of 22875
Does the 805 output audio from the analog multich inputs to the pre-outs? I'm guessing not since I didn't get any audio, although I didn't see anything in the manual. I'm pretty sure I had everything set up right, and it wasn't because of the source since it worked fine with other analog inputs on the 805. I only tried the L/R channels, though.
post #22481 of 22875
It should. I use mine that way often.

You certain you are on the right input selection?
post #22482 of 22875
Yeah, I went to Input/Output Assign, then Analog, and then selected the Tape input (since it was a VCR, had an old anime that I wanted to watch), but nothing.

I assume that it doesn't have to be an actual 7.1 analog source and that the L/R speakers should output sound if just the L/R channels are hooked up, at any rate. Ah well, I'll try it again someday.
post #22483 of 22875
Try to cycle through the "Listening Modes" when you are on the VCR input source. Make sure it is set to "Multich". If I recall correctly, even though you have assigned the Multichannel analog inputs to the VCR source, it is still possible to receive audio from the L/R audio inputs labeled VRC on the back. And, for what it's worth, since you are using stereo only here, you could just as easily use those inputs and save the MCH analogs for something else.

Check that and report back.
post #22484 of 22875
I already hooked them up to the regular Tape L/R inputs, and it'll probably be a while before I try the Multich inputs again since it's a pain to get behind the receiver in my setup. But the reason I wanted to use the Multich inputs in the first place is because it's reportedly the only one of the analog inputs on the 805 that don't go through a digital conversion before being converted back to analog. Not that I'd think I could notice a huge difference, but it'd give a little more peace of mind. Thanks for the advice though.
post #22485 of 22875
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Originally Posted by jd213 View Post

Does the 805 output audio from the analog multich inputs to the pre-outs? I'm guessing not since I didn't get any audio, although I didn't see anything in the manual. I'm pretty sure I had everything set up right, and it wasn't because of the source since it worked fine with other analog inputs on the 805. I only tried the L/R channels, though.

There's one additional step you appeared to have overlooked. Once you've verified your Input/Output selections in the Setup Menu, exit out of Setup altogether; select the appropriate input in question (if you performed the Setup properly it should say "Multich Direct" below your input); and then, with your remote, press the AUDIO SEL ("Audio Selector") button which allows you to select between "Analog" and "Multich". Choose "Multich", at which point you should be good to go. wink.gif
post #22486 of 22875
Thanks, I'll give that a try someday.
post #22487 of 22875
I'm getting ready to try Cambrian's method of replacing the R9304 and R9310 resistors on my Onkyo TX-SR805 because all I'm getting on my display where the message like DVD should display is 28 squares with dots in them. I'm getting the same on my display as it shows in the Onkyo TX-SR805 owners manual in the "Getting To Know The AV Receiver" on page 11.

I've tried resetting back to the default setting and still the same on the display.

I'm going to Radio Shack and MAYBE buy the RadioShack 45-Watt Desoldering Iron with the pump attached to it. Does anyone on this forum have any input as to how this desoldering iron works for removing the old solder and then for soldering the new resistor into the PCB. Also what kind of solder do you suggest that I buy from Radio Shack while I'm there?

If you have any input about the removal and soldering of the resisters please let me know here.

Thanks in advance for any of your help.

Don
post #22488 of 22875
I'm trying to clarify what is showing in my display.

In the CENTER of display it shows

..... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
..... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
..... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....

If you would draw a vertical line from top to bottom of the dots you would have the squares I'm talking about.
Is this where each square would be a letter to form like DVD?

Can anyone help me as to wat is wrong with my display?

Thanks Don
post #22489 of 22875
Hi,

I've been hearing some random clicks coming from the amplifier and today I noticed that the surround channels no longer output sound.

I've tried several sources with 5.1, the test tone and even audissey calibration but no sound at all.

As a last resource I've reset the amplifier to no success, does anyone have another suggestion?
If not has anyone send one with similar symptoms to repair and how much did they pay?

Thanks for the help!
post #22490 of 22875
Currently own an Onkyo 805 and am updating to a new sony 3d tv. I would like to watch some 3d movies from time to time via my playstation 3. My understanding is the 805 cant pass through 3d video via its HDMI 1.3 . Any good work arounds without sacrificing video or audio quality? If a new receiver is the route to go any suggestions on similiar models whether Onkyo or other brands? I am most concerned about power, audio, and video quality over other features. Thanks!
post #22491 of 22875
I think just getting a 3D player with two HDMI outputs (most Panasonic ones have this) would be easier than getting a new receiver.
post #22492 of 22875
I used a Panasonic DMP-BDT310 when I had a 805. Worked great for getting 3D. Still using the same blu-ray player with my Marantz. Of course I don't
need the dual outs any more but the player is still going strong. The dual out players are on the pricey side.
post #22493 of 22875
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Originally Posted by jd213 View Post

I think just getting a 3D player with two HDMI outputs (most Panasonic ones have this) would be easier than getting a new receiver.

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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

I used a Panasonic DMP-BDT310 when I had a 805. Worked great for getting 3D. Still using the same blu-ray player with my Marantz. Of course I don't
need the dual outs any more but the player is still going strong. The dual out players are on the pricey side.

Thanks for your help. Think I've decided to go with the new Oppo 103 with dual hdmi outs and hdmi inputs now as well.
post #22494 of 22875
Just curious. I have an 805 and I was wondering what would be a good 5.1 speaker purchase that won't cost an arm and possibly a leg. Front L/R rear L/R and a center channel speaker. All of which would handle the power that the 805 can deliver for say....$1500. I'm keeping my eyes peeled for used Klipsch RS RF or RB series speakers that can handle 100 continuous watts. Replacement parts are easy to acquire.
TIA.
Tom
Edited by TomH54 - 11/13/12 at 3:30pm
post #22495 of 22875
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Originally Posted by hilgy View Post

Thanks for your help. Think I've decided to go with the new Oppo 103 with dual hdmi outs and hdmi inputs now as well.

That's what I decided to do as well. I purchased the Panasonic DMP-BDT500 Blu-ray player with dual hdmi outs. It's a nice player and didn't break the bank.
post #22496 of 22875
Thanks for all the replies. It's much appreciated.
post #22497 of 22875
Hello all, wowee 750 page thread.

I stumbled upon this right after I stumbled upon a 805 with a problem.
Anyway, I have 1.04 FW with a 1.01 updater. The DSP and video FW is up to date.

I also have a receiver which wont make a sound in anything but the direct audio or the direct audio modes.
The person I bought it from told me it made a pop sound and stopped making any sound at all when using hdmi and watching a movie. Didn't ask what movie though.
So I have it connected to jus tthe 2 front speakers and am playing radio though it, just to minimize the pain of moving it from the HT installation to working on it etc. What can I do to test/confirm - I can connect more speakers to it obviously right where it is and see what that does.

Now I think I should try a FW update - but you guys think it could be another issue as well ?
I just emailed Onkyo asking them to send me a firmware update cd.

Thanks for the knowledge base I really will be leaning on, if this receiver starts working it will replace my dsp3090 in the main HT rig, the hdmi has me sold on this.
Srinath.
post #22498 of 22875
Srinath,

OK, I'll start:
1. Do you get any output via HDMI? IF not, then the hdmi board could have gone.
2. Have you tried a factory reset?
3. Did you get a manual, in order to do the factory reset?
4. Does it show anything on the front of the display?
5. Did you get the remote?

On a side note, I have the DSP and 1.08 FW update files if you want them, PM me an external email address.

Seggers
post #22499 of 22875
1. HDMI output - I have not tested it yet. I am getting a cable in the next hour.
2. Factory reset - I did that and it did nothing different except eat the presets.
3. Manual - I have an electronic one.
4. The display - it does show things, except after 20-30 sec when the sound comes on it turns off. However if the sound does not come on, it stays lit. Is that normal ? I had to go check now.
5. Remote - I have the original, it works good.

Thanks for response.
Srinath.
post #22500 of 22875
Sorry mine has the 1.00 updater version.
I also have a rs232 port. Thought the 1.00's didn't.
Cool.
Srinath.
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