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Topic # 242183 15-Oct-2018 12:01
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I have an Onkyo TR-NX609 home theatre receiver.  It has had the HDMI board replaced.

 

It's connected to the TV which controls it via HDMI-CEC.  This has been working smoothly until the last couple of weeks.

 

Occasionally when the TV turns on the receiver it makes loud crackling noise (like a microphone is being plugged in) then switches off again.  During the brief amount of time that it's on, the LCD panel displays "HDMI Starting ...".  I haven't noticed that message before.

 

Is this a sign of something going wrong with the unit?

 

Turning the receiver on manually switching to a different input and switching back to the TV input solves the issue temporarily.  I'm just trying to figure out if this is a sign of the impending doom of the TV?





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  Reply # 2108125 15-Oct-2018 12:39
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I believe it will be the same problem...

 

Sadly the fix for many of the Onkyo receivers was to put in a new version of the same part that failed the first time around...

 

Talk to the people who did the work the first time around.

 

The distributor has now changed to Computer Dynamics, give them a bell if you have no luck.




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  Reply # 2108144 15-Oct-2018 12:58
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Dunnersfella:

 

I believe it will be the same problem...

 

Sadly the fix for many of the Onkyo receivers was to put in a new version of the same part that failed the first time around...

 

Talk to the people who did the work the first time around.

 

The distributor has now changed to Computer Dynamics, give them a bell if you have no luck.

 

 

Thanks.  The sypmtoms are different this time though.  So if the HMDI card is failing, it's failing differently.

 

The previous distributors wouldn't cover the freight for warranty repair. Ended up costing me $100 to get fixed locally.  It's now about 7 years old.  If it goes again I won't bother repairing it.





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  Reply # 2108160 15-Oct-2018 13:20
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I had the same reciver

 

It started doing the same thing, I decided to just sell it and inform the buyer that it could fail.

 

I had the HDMI board replaced a year after I bought it.

 

I have a cheap Yamaha at the moment, but I really should have bought a decent one, regrets....




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  Reply # 2108170 15-Oct-2018 13:27
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From memory it was some transistors or capacitors or something similar on the HDMI board that fail, as they can't cope with the temp inside the unit. 

 

I'm sure I have seen a video of DIY replacement of the circuit board components.





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  Reply # 2108193 15-Oct-2018 13:53
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I have the same receiver, hdmi card replace once before.   Now it started crackling and losing the display. 

 

This receiver is a piece of junk. In my view. 

 

I wonder what the failure rate is? Must be close to 100%. 


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  Reply # 2108207 15-Oct-2018 14:23
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These suckers run REALLY hot, and they have an HDMI board sitting flat right above the heat source.
It's one of those problems that practical design placement could have avoided.

 

 

 

I've replaced all the capacitors on my lower spec 576 (?) receiver and it's still going strong. 

 

As above, just crap design really.




This gen is so old now though that an upgrade seems sensible.

 

Downside is the older gear packaged a lot of functionality into lower cost units.  Replacing mine was going to cost an arm and a leg, considering I'd want mic calibration, zone 2 output of at least analogue sauces etc.
Getting those capabilities in newer gear seemed stupidly expensive last time I looked. 


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  Reply # 2108236 15-Oct-2018 14:56
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The 609 would be about 8 years old now?
Unfortunately, with the design and build quality of the consumer level Onkyos, I reckon you are just about into junk territory. Unless of course you have the diy skills to do a repair. I did find that a system reset helped in the past with HDMI problems (in my earlier Onkyo receivers), but combined with that crackling noise that's probably not going to help.
I have had the 606, 608, 828 and 737. I still use the latter two, sightly higher up the food chain and sightly better quality than the 6 series, and they operate faultlessly (touch wood).




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