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Louie, It seems like I have the same problem as described

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Hi Louie, It seems like I have the same problem as described here. But The reset does not work
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Home Theater-Stereo
Expert:  Louie replied 1 year ago.
Hi and welcome to JustAnswer, Thank you for the question and your patience. Should you still need assistance for information purposes only...Initially, the bypass approach is a double-edge sword; it would serve as an attempt of a fix for a glitch or equally allow the failed component to burn that can cause further damage. Would this be something that you would be comfortable with?And please post back with what button/combinations have been tried.Should it be an internal hardware issue, are you then considering a DIY (do-it-yourself) repair approach? If yes, do you have access to and familiar with a multimeter and even a soldering iron?Equally important, could you make use of the repair/Service Manual or at the very least, the schematic diagrams?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Louie,
I am aware that bypassing the safety mechanism might be risky. However, I am willing to try.I consulted the following and similar forums:
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-receivers-amps-processors/1217905-pioneer-vsx-9040txh-advanced-mcacc-blinking.htmlI am not a eletrician. However, I have some experience.
I am familiar with multimeter, and I should be able to read schematic diagrams (at a limited level).Let's go!Thanks.
Expert:  Louie replied 1 year ago.
Great on the DIY!
Should you venture the technician's RESET / protection bypass (Release Mode), please see the link below.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/92079112/Pioneer%20SC-68%20Tech%20RESET.pdf
The procedure is in a Portable Document Format (PDF) file and can be viewed in most web browser. Click on the link to open the file or right click then select “Save As…” to download the file. It would require Adobe Acrobat Reader or equivalent for this purpose. http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/
Please post back results / observations of the above once tried.