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Marantz MM8077 Power Amp issue

michael hoy

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Has anyone had the amp go into protected mode?

Mine did this on Sunday after 5 mins of usage, completely powered off and did the same again.
Reluctantly pulled it out of the rack disconnected all cables and left it over night, this morning plugged the mains lead in switched it on and 5 mins later back in protected mode.

It is 3 years old so out of warranty and looks like i will need to send it off for repair.
 
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michael hoy

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Oct 6, 2008
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Has anyone had the amp go into protected mode?

Mine did this on Sunday after 5 mins of usage, completely powered off and did the same again.
Reluctantly pulled it out of the rack disconnected all cables and left it over night, this morning plugged the mains lead in switched it on and 5 mins later back in protected mode.

It is 3 years old so out of warranty and looks like i will need to send it off for repair.
Well, it has gone off for repair. Needed to pay £45.00 upfront which gets knocked off the bill if i have it repaired.
If i don't have it repaired they keep the £45.00.
I will receive a report of costs shortly.
 

Gray

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Well, it has gone off for repair. Needed to pay £45.00 upfront which gets knocked off the bill if i have it repaired.
If i don't have it repaired they keep the £45.00.
I will receive a report of costs shortly.
Presumably you didn't have the option of anywhere doing free estimates, which is a shame.
As part of the quote, I would be looking to see precisely what you will be getting - what parts, some idea of labour charges and how long their repair will be guaranteed for.
I'd like your repair price to be closer to that £45 than it probably will be - if I'm being realistic, they'll probably think they can start by doubling that 45 quid. I really hope they don't.
Good luck.
 

michael hoy

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Presumably you didn't have the option of anywhere doing free estimates, which is a shame.
As part of the quote, I would be looking to see precisely what you will be getting - what parts, some idea of labour charges and how long their repair will be guaranteed for.
I'd like your repair price to be closer to that £45 than it probably will be - if I'm being realistic, they'll probably think they can start by doubling that 45 quid. I really hope they don't.
Good luck.
I did have other options, but the company i am using are a Marantz authorised service centre.
I did ask around about potential repair costs but until the issue is diagnosed i will not know.
One dealer told me they have had costs from £50 up to £500. I can only wait and see.
 

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