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Category: Home Theater-Stereo
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Experience:  Have been in the business 25+ yrs., down to component level.
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The a blue light on my pioneer receiver is blinking. Quite

Customer Question

The a blue light on my pioneer receiver is blinking.
JA: How long has this been going on?
Customer: Quite some time now
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: It started when I smelt something burning
JA: The theater expert can solve this for you. Anything else you want him to know before I connect you two?
Customer: No
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Home Theater-Stereo
Expert:  Louie replied 10 months ago.

Hi and welcome to JustAnswer,

Thank you for the question and your patience. Should you still need assistance for information purposes only...

Initially, bear with us; re-confirm and post back with the complete model number of the Pioneer.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Expert:  Louie replied 10 months ago.

Appreciate the additional information.

Have you checked the speakers and their wiring to the Pioneer?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
My son put all of this together...I am not an expert in wiring speakers.
Expert:  Louie replied 10 months ago.

I understand.

Would you like to try a RESET?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I have a 5 speaker system....3 front.....2 back
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I tried pressing the standby and enter button nothing happened.
Expert:  Louie replied 10 months ago.

Yes, that would be the user's reset.

Would you like to consider a technician's RESET?

A word of caution; considering that "...smelt something burning...", it is possible that components have started to fail causing this blinking blue light as an indicator that it has kicked in auto-protect mode. Performing the technician's RESET would bypass the auto-protect mode.

It either clears the fault or cause the burning to start again; a 50-50 chance.

Would you venture and try the technician's RESET?