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Repair RX-V667 or buy something new?

Good morning,

I have a quick 'what would you do in this situation' type of question for you guys. I have a RX-V667 that I've had for a few years now. It's been great, no issues at all until recently, and it has all of the features that I really need for right now. I'm not planning on making the jump to 4k until it becomes more mainstream, I currently have a 5.1 system that works well and that I won't be expanding until I make the 4k leap, and all of my devices are hardwired by Ethernet.

So my RX-V667 recently died. I tried to turn it on one morning and it flicked right back off by itself. Tried a couple more times and it stopped coming on at all. I did some Googling and started to troubleshoot. I disconnected everything from the receiver and plugged it into the wall by itself to make sure none of the wires were causing a short. Still wouldn't turn on. So I held down the Tone Control and Info buttons and then turned it on, and it came on and gave me the readout "PS PRT : L 2" on the screen. I can't change any of the settings or access any menus, and when I turn it off and back on it goes right back to turning itself off until it eventually stops turning on at all. So obviously this thing needs a trip to the repair shop.


My real question is this: is it even worth taking this to get repaired? Does anyone know approximately what this will cost to fix? Based on some online reading, it looks like others have paid $75 up front for just a diagnosis from a Yamaha certified repair shop. Does it make more sense to take this in for repairs, or to just buy a new RX-V577 or RX-V575 from accessories4less? Those will run me either $250 or $290 for a brand new unit with a limited warranty. What would you guys do in my situation?

Thanks so much for any help you can give me!
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Bump. Can anyone offer any insight for me?
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Repair will likely cost about $200 so if one of the refurbished units you list meets your requirements, likely better to just buy one of them. Purely personal preference though as to whether you want to repair or replace.
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Repair will likely cost about $200 so if one of the refurbished units you list meets your requirements, likely better to just buy one of them. Purely personal preference though as to whether you want to repair or replace.
Perfect, thanks so much! I was hoping the repair would be much cheaper than that, but for $200 it seems like a no brainer to spend the extra $50-80 on a new unit. Even if it has features that I don't necessarily need.


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Go with the v675. The five series is a big step down in power and sound quality.
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775 will give you preouts, might want those for future-proofing.

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Go with the v675. The five series is a big step down in power and sound quality.
What bout the RX-A730, how does that compare?


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What bout the RX-A730, how does that compare?
A very slight step above v675.
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A very slight step above v675.
Great, thank you! I'll start looking and comparing the V675, V677, A730, and V775, and I'll pull the trigger on one this weekend.


Thank you all for all of the advice, it's much appreciated!
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