How To Fix An Onkyo Receiver - TX-SR606 - By Ed




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Dave Molberg: Dan P, I was a click away from ordering a new receiver (and not an Onyko) until I saw your comment. Entered my info as per the link provided, my receiver (TX NR709 purchased Dec 2011) qualifies for the special warranty. Renewed my faith in Onkyo for correcting a known problem. 

Ernie Lopez: Thanks for posting, with you video and that of patpatpat999, I was able to successfully fix my receiver, using the Radio Shack capacitors.

Jan Ivar Aas: Hmm, I took out the card, use contact spray on all connectors, and connected it again. Before, 5-10 min startup time. After, 1-2 sec. Try that first. (I have bought capacitors just in case.....) 

Dan P: This should fall under the known defect that is covered under a special warranty until December 31, 2018 for some receivers manufactured between 2009-2012 with certain serial numbers. If you ordered an HTIB your serial number may be to long to enter and may have to remove a letter at the end (I had to remove the letter "K"). See the following page and click the plus sign next to "8/19/2014 - Loss of Audio/Network Connection Customer Care Program" - onkyousa.com/Support/service_info.php

Danny McNeal: Thanks, Ed, for the very informative video...gave me the confidence to attempt my very first solder job too. My comments are for an ONKYO TX-SR806 with 13 100uf / 4v capacitors: BEFORE: Over time, my receiver gradually degraded to the point that even after hours of "warming up," video would not display from a Blu ray source through any HDMI input. However, the Apple TV could play fine through any HDMI input. Odd? The OSD continued to work, however. There is an additional set screw that holds this HDMI board in place (not found on the SR606 model). Looking from the rear of the unit, it is on the left side, and it goes through the upright circuit board from the outside. You'll see it next to the three white connectors on the left side of this HDMI board. Just remove it and set it aside with the other screws. I replaced all 13 100uf / 4v capacitors with five 16v and and eight 25v NTE "high temperature" (105C / 221F) electrolytic capacitors (what the electronics store had on hand). Also, these were not "surface mount" varieties...so I did not need to work around the plastic base as with the original style...simply cut leads to length and bend ends at 90-degree angles. Plus, since these were larger than the original ones, they were easier to work with. The additional height of these capacitors do not come into contact with anything above or below the HDMI board, so no issues there. USED: 60-watt pencil tip soldering iron, solder wick (to wick up a couple of stray solder balls). 22 gauge, Sn60/Pb40, RA Flux solder from MG Chemicals. A damp rag sitting inside a shallow glass bowl for cleaning soldering iron tip from time to time. AFTER: HDMI handshake works perfectly...connects after a couple of seconds. No issues! I have no component video sources connected, so I cannot comment on that. VALUABLE LESSON LEARNED: When removing the black cable, the flat one with the five bare leads connected to the white connector, depress the middle of the connector with a flat-head screwdriver while pulling out the black cable. The spring mechanism holds the bare wires in place, and will not release them unless the middle of the plastic component is being pressed down. I broke off a small corner piece of that connector trying to figure out how to release the wires. Had I only known. As this was my VERY FIRST soldering job AND working on ANY circuit board, I practiced my soldering technique on a piece of metal before attempting on my receiver. Highly recommended. Total cost: $43, including 60-watt pencil-tip soldering iron, solder (with flux in the center), solder wick, 16 capacitors (3 for spare). THANKS AGAIN, ED!! You saved me hundred of dollars.

Žiga P. Škraba: You say the capacitors should be at least 4V. Is there an upper limit? The 100uF I can buy are all ranging from at least 16V to 35V.

sonicwingnut: I'm hoping this fix works on my Onkyo HT-R380 reciever too, it looks like it's a common fault with all their boards so I'm guessing the capacitor replacement should be similar. My reciever at worst transmits nothing at all but through a kramer splitter seemed to do the handshake but only transmitted pink static (I can just about get the menus up mind so something is coming through). Might as well give it a go! Nothing to lose!

Marcel Lauwerijssen: Excellent video, I never soldered before, but now I have a fully functional tx-sr606 again.

Paul's Trains: I replaced the 5 100 uf caps and that fixed the HDMI switching that was previously taking 5 minutes before. Now it switches instantly, but it did not fix the OSD menu not appearing nor the non hdmi (component video) from working. I guess the next thing to try is replacing the remaining 100 uf caps on the board...

voxygenprime: Many thanks for posting this video. I have the HT-R960 and before the fix it was behaving exactly as you describe, taking longer and longer to recognise Sky HD box / Apple TV / PS3. I carried out the fix using 10V, 100uf capacitors from Maplins as in the UK. Now its back to its original state and immediately recognises HDMI signals. Not bad for £2.50.

Danny McNeal: Ed, in the video you said that you purchased the wrong-sized capacitors--the larger size. Does part number 31-8160 correspond to the larger caps or the correct-sized caps? Thanks! I am eager to try my hand at this on my TX-SR806 receiver; it is having the same HDMI issues you described. Eager to get it working again, and to save a lot of money on repairs or replacement. Will update when the job is done. Can't thank you enough.

rkgsd: 196,500 views as of June 2014! Onkyo clearly has had a serious problem affecting many models, not just the 606! I'm one of them. Sounds worthy of a class action. I've also read Onkyo had setup as special web page specifically addressing the HDMI issue offering free repair signups at one time.

Kelly Shanle: Thanks I to had the same problem HDMI switching problem I've had my receiver on now for months!! Now I replaced 9 of the 12 capacitors. That's all they had... Now switching is no problem and we'll see in the morning if I have tv thanks so much!!

Tiroloco McGraw: For removal, and placement, I use two fine tip soldering irons and heat both leads at the same time. A third hand will remove the part once the solder is flowing. To place the part, a much smaller solder bead will work, a tiny bit of solder flux on each pad will help the new part to stay on place, heat both parts with two irons at the same time, when the solder melts, the flux with help the part flow to the right place. The same technique is valid for pretty much any rework of a two pin surface mount part. It gets tricky when one of the pads is a wide ground plane, you'll need more heat, sometimes a lot more.

Teemu Poyhonen: I finally got around to replace my TX-SR606 capacitors. Issue has been there since the device was new, but I was too lazy to do anything until now. At first it took something like 5-10 minutes after device was turned on for the HDMI to work properly, but it had gotten worse over the years. Now it took ab. 30-45minutes of keeping the receiver turned on "warming it up" before HDMI worked and image / sound started to work. Replaced the five capacitors with new ones (MULTICOMP MCESL4V107M5X5.2), image and sound works instantly now, no issues.

RADHAD1: Hi Ed ! should this fix also the audio problem ? I got audio problem when the dolby d logo coming up. after 20 mintus my audio falls away for a less than second and comes up and this happens a lot of times this problem is not happening on analog audio from the receiver its look like some things get hot ? thx

George Haddad: It worked!!!! I followed your instructions and everything works now. Thanks you so much for sharing this knowledge and instructions.

Pedro Santamaria: Cool Thanks 4 that video it was cool

Pat S: I was one of the lucky ones. I got 4.5 years out of my 606 before it started having problems picking up the hdmi and not displaying the OSD. Over the last 6 months is was slowly getting worse, taking longer and longer to hook up to the TV. I replaced the 5 capacitors with part # P13455-ND from Digi-Key and everything seems to be working good as new. Including the OSD. My soldering skills leave something to be desired but I got it going first try. Thanks for the video!! Saved me from having to buy a new receiver.

Michael Merritt: Woo! Replaced the 5 100uf capacitors on the bottom of HDMI board with radio shack equivalent and the switching is much faster and finally reliable. Thanks for posting this, saved me buying a new receiver. Now can someone please post information on how to install a fan into their receiver? Thanks!

Joe Nunya: ok followed your guide and now I dont get sound from my system

mad7 7insane: 204,534 viewers what a serious problem .

caffeineboys: any idea if this might fix the sr508 also?

Humberto Brasil: Anyone knows if this capacitor replacement works to Onkyo NR809 aswell ? With the same issue.. no audio from hdmi but with video

CHIBA280CRV: Nice work , how did you come to the conclusion that those particular caps were bad?

Francisco .Valadez: Excelent advise my receiver now works perfect, total cost 25 bucks. 

Seth Haffner: Worked on my 607, only significant difference was all 5 where on the back. Thanks! 70$ on an iron and parts along with an hour save me several hundred!

Jeff Silberman: Thanks for your very helpful tutorial. My only contribution is regarding the removal of old caps. A thin point Soldering Iron will allow for much safer removal without the risk of board damage. Cleaning the melted plastic pad off the iron that comes with it is a small price to pay for protecting against any chance of irreparable board damage. Again, thanks for taking the time. 

kjlonline: Thank you so much for this video. I have just saved myself about $300 by doing it myself. My Integra 5.9 AV receiver did exactly what yours did, slowly my HDMI input faded to nothing, so replacing the capacitors was the only thing to do. I put in 5 x 100uf 16V capacitors and the receiver works an absolute treat. Cost was $7.50 for 10 capacitors (i broke 2 new ones - connector snapped) and a stater soldering kit $35 TOTAL $42.50. Just to look at it a shop would have charged $50, so I still saved money. 

Marcello Dl: I"m from Brazil and here not possible to fix my receiver because the cost of $350,00 you help me so much I changed 5 capacitor and my receiver working very well. I repalced 5x100uf 16v capacitors. Thank you for this vídeo.

Joe Ludy: How do you install a cooling fan? Anyone have a link to a video on how to do this?

Bruce Wilson: Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! I am a "never-even-tried-it-before" type, and I just listened to my blue-ray Pandora station for the first time in months. I meticulously, word-by-word, followed your instruction while I replaced the five capacitors! When I turned it on, the SAT checked itself out and then Randy Crawford's beautiful voice floated throughout the house. I would have never tried it . . .You just saved me $500.00 and gave me a hell of a dose of self confidence! Thank you.

Jez J: Thanks for this vid, swapped the 5 x caps for 13v Panasonic ones and hdmi out now works again.

Rand Knight: Before, 15 min warmup for HDMI, no OSD. After, one port not working (possibly a bad solder joint?), but others working well. Still no OSD. It would help us to know which capacitor goes with which HDMI port so can tell which capacitor would be the problem.

Alex Proveaux: I've got the HT-R667 out of warranty with these exact symptoms and this fixed it right up.

Branislav Užvar: Last capacitor is soldered in wrong polarity, wider line on PCB is minus and on that side must be a blue side of capacitor.

sack1234ful: where did you learn that ? :) 

Eric Hook: I have a sr-806 that takes 10 minutes for picture and sound with the cable box and no longer will I get a picture with the ps3, sound but no picture. I replaced all 13 100uf 4v caps with replacements from parts express(part#020-1156). Sadly this did not work. I have a picture but no sound with the cable box, the HDMI light now flashes the entire time. The ps3 still does not connect and no sound available now. So, is it caps I purchased? Should I order the direct replacements? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks

Jamie Mack: My problem is similar to this. The screen goes black and cuts out intermittently and then comes back. Very annoying. Also there is "white noise" on the image...like white flashing/blinking type lines. Will replacing the capacitors fix this issue? 

John Ebersohl: Great tutorial - thanks for posting. Understand this video is specifically for the Onkyo TX-SR606 with 5 HDMI inputs but I was able to fix my TX-SR604 which only has 3 HDMI ports.and having the same issues. The TX-SR604 only has 3 of the 100uf 4V capacitors which apparently correspond to the number of HDMI ports on this model. Replaced the 3 capacitors with Radio Shack 100uf 10V (105 deg. C) http://tinyurl.com/n3pz223 and everything works great.

Brian Starks: Excellent video. Thanks

Joe harvey: Hey Ed: I have the 607 , are the capacitors for the hdmi the same as the 606? I took the board of and found five 100mv 4v capacitors on the bottom side, are these the ones that need changed out? I also read a post from a guy on an av forum and he said do not do the same repair for hdmi as the 606. I ordered six 100mv 4v replacements so should I just change them out?

nicolitas123: Very good video sr

David Anderson: Just performed this surgery on a friend's receiver (HT-R667). I used Digikey part PCE3762CT-ND (6.3V, 100uF, 2000h lifetime @ 105C, and the same size as the original part). Since I had the tools, I used hot air to remove the old caps rather than break them off, and installed the new ones with my iron. It worked perfectly! Before the fix, the receiver took 20-30min to get any signal to the TV. After replacing the caps, the receiver and TV pair up in a few seconds, and everything once again works as it should. Thanks for the video! It was extremely helpful. One piece of advice I'd give to others trying this hack: don't forget to check the polarity of the capacitors before you solder them on! I had to desolder a couple in shame after realizing that I'd installed them back to front.

Jean vandame: ed lol but how do you know that the real problem comes from the hdmi and if it is the hdmi why are the capacitors pleace i have tx-806

Messaoud Toumi: Hello please I Have Sansui A40 and only the left speakers work. The right speakers work with low sound and noise.

Steve Cooper: Great vid. I just repaired the HDMI board on my 606 today using the Radio Shack caps. While I was in there, I installed a 200mm cooling fan to the underside on the chassis cover.

dj kenishii: hello, may i know does this work in SR608 as well?

Arno van Diepen: Many thanks for the video. I already suspected elco's as it gradually took longer and longer to watch eg my media player or PS3.. Just bought 5 elco's and let u know if this fixes the issue as I'm gonna repair tonight :) 

Brandon Yates: Thank you so much! I successfully repaired my TX-SR606 for super cheap and I have zero experience with soldering or repairing electronics. Showing every step was very helpful.
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