Electronics Repair Questions? Ask an Electronics Technician
Hello, Try unplugging all of the speakers and then power it on again. Does it shut back off? If it stays on, try reconnecting the speakers one at a time and make sure the speaker wires are not touching each other. It's posible one of the wires is shorting out, perhaps a stray strand of wire is touching the other wire. If it still shuts right off, there's a possibility that the output transistors on your Home Theater Receiver are shorted and need to be replaced. How old is the unit?
it shuts right back off. i bought it July 9th 2009.
what does the output transistor look like
It should still be under warranty then- I would'nt even open it up...I would contact RCA and get a return authorization number to send it in for warranty repair. If you're still curious, the output transistors, are little black "square" chips that would be bolted onto a heatsink of some sort towards the rear of the unit.