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My pioneer receiver continues to shut down during the mcacc

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my pioneer receiver continues to shut down during the mcacc test at the point where it moves to the surround speakers
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Home Theater-Stereo
Expert:  Aric replied 2 years ago.
Hello, Is this the first time setup of the receiver? Also, can you please disconnect the rear speaker wires and swap them with the fronts? As a test, let me know if the receiver passes the test.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No, this is not the first time setup, I have had the receiver for several years. I have reconfigured the room and moved the equipment, thus the need to redo the setup. I did connect another set of speakers to the surround channel with the same result. In digging around I see posts also indicating a test shutdown at the right channel for other Pioneer receivers. I am getting sound from this channel under normal operation, but without being able to complete the test there is no real surround effect.
Expert:  Aric replied 2 years ago.
Okay, instead of connecting another pair of speakers to the rear outputs- you need to connect another set so speaker wires- OR cut, strip, and reconnect the wires currently being used. The MCACC shuts down the receiver when it senses a short.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I have already tried another set of speakers (see previous response) and replaced the entire run of wire to this speaker and have verified no irregularities. If there were a short I would expect the receiver to shut down for all operation, and that at the very least a shorted output would produce no sound from that speaker. Further suggestions?
Expert:  Louie replied 2 years ago.
Hi and welcome to JustAnswer, Thank you for the question and your patience. Should you still need assistance for information purposes only... Initially, have you tried a RESET ? ...user's? ...technician's?