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Shorted output transistors.

Sony STR-DE345... | Answered on Jun 03, 2018

the clicking is a power suplie overload some output amp is with problems and shutdown after overheat, when you tap is bad connection inside, normaly is related with sound off after 15min. needs to be checked by tech. to ensure perfect operation.

Sony STR-DE345... | Answered on Jun 04, 2016

The manual says it thinks there is a short circuit on the amplifier output side. If it still says Protect after disconnncting all the speakers wires there is an internal problem. Take it to a hands-on tech.

If the problem disappears, you had a short. Attach speakers one at a time to isolate the cause.


Sony STR-DE345... | Answered on Jun 03, 2016


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Sony STR-DE345... | Answered on Dec 12, 2015

Are all the speakers GOOD and all connected right?
If so then you have at least one blown output amplifier module.

Sony STR-DE345... | Answered on Dec 28, 2013

This usually means there is a short in the amp section. It needs to be looked at by a pro.

Sony STR-DE345... | Answered on Dec 26, 2012

Your device has went into protection mode, an internal malfunction causes it to shut down in order to protect itself.
Somtimes a physical reset will help.
Turn of and unplug device fro a couple of hours

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Sony STR-DE345... | Answered on Feb 16, 2012

The buzzing is caused by the power source of the receiver : the filtering capacitors from the power lines to the amplifier circuits have aged and have started to dry, lose their capacity so the current is no longer filtered correctly so the ripple from the AC mains is stronger and it's passed on to the amplifiers where it became audible.
Keeping the capacitors under constant tension will help them regenerate somewhat, but you will have in the end to replace them. A simple job, just be careful at the ratings of the capacitors when you get their replacements.

Sony STR-DE345... | Answered on Jul 26, 2011

Hello, that happens when a reciever gets a few years old and only the remote control has been used.The switches are dusty i recommend pushing them in 50 times each ,i know it sounds silly but it will clean the contacts.

Sony STR-DE345... | Answered on Feb 22, 2011

If it's not heat you may not be able to resolve it yourself. A technician might.

Sony STR-DE345... | Answered on Feb 21, 2011

The center channel on this model uses its own amplifier circuit that is independent from the others. It is usually a 5-9 pin IC attached to the heatsink. It is likely that this IC is defective and needs to be replaced. Unfortunately, I can not know this for sure without taking measurements inside the unit. There is no simple fix for this although this is an easy repair for a service shop. Please seek professional assistance to resolve this. Expect a parts cost in the $25 range.


Sony STR-DE345... | Answered on Jan 28, 2011

May be a number of things...the power supply may have a shorted component in it...or the audio output stage may be defective...if you can obtain a volt/ohm meter you can test the power supply diodes and the regulator/audio output transistors...you will need to use the diode check function or the ohm scale to check these semiconductors...they should read infinity in one direction and , on diode test, anywhere from 500-700 for silicon(which is what is used today)..on the ohms scale you should read 500-2000 ohms in one direction and infinity in the other...if you get a 0 reading on any of the semiconductors..then it is shorted and will need to be replaced

Sony STR-DE345... | Answered on Jan 07, 2011

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