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




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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!

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.

Pedro Santamaria: Cool Thanks 4 that video it was cool

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!!

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

YTCraptured: Hey, im from Germany. Thanks alot for the great guide!!! I replaced every 100uF capacitor. thats 2 on the top and 8 on the back. I took the 100uF 6,3v capacitors. works awsome. total cost of 10€ :D ps.: everyone who made it should pay you one dollar :P

Oded Zrachia: Shalom from Israel, Had the exact same issues - HDMI ports now working at all or only after 20 minutes, very long handshake periods, OSD not working. Replaced 5 capacitors with 16V 100 uF(P/N 16SS101MLC6.3X5.4EC at http://www.canics.com/manufacturer/KJ-Electronics/part-16SS101MLC-6-3X5-4EC.html ). Now everything working perfectly, including all ports + OSD. Thanks very much for posting this, Oded

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!

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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? 

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

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. 

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.

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

Marty Miller Jr: Bought a TX-SR606 used, didn't notice the hdmi switching, replaced all the 100uF caps on the board, I have Hdmi switching but no Hdmi output. Anyone have any Help?

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?

Brian Starks: Excellent video. Thanks

nicolitas123: Very good video sr

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Bk94541: Thank youuu was soo much help..if u are or cum by to north cali one day, let me know i give u few heads ..u cute <3

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.

Shamsur Rahman: i got an onkyo HT-R960, it's getting overheated very quickly in top of HDMI side and the audyssey setup FL & FR speakers detection error. help me please...

John Horgan: Great video was able to repair mine. Thank you

Paul Oliveira: I got it working thanks to this video! Thank you!

Chris Hull: Thanks Ed. I have the SR607 and this worked great! 5 caps on the underside of the HDMI board which I had trouble removing, so I kept the ribbon cables connected and just flipped the board over to do the soldering. I used 100uf 6.3V caps from Digi-key.com (product number PCE4801CT-ND). I bought a 40w soldering iron from Radio Shack and was done in about 40 minutes. The worst part was trying to get the old caps off. I used needle nose pliers and gently twisted the old caps clockwise and counter-clockwise (without heat) until the leads broke off. The rest was just like your video and it now works like a charm. Saved me from buying a new unit!

lbjackson33: I have a TX-SR607. I'm assuming this will work on this as well.

D3Lt423: hello ed ;) i successfully repaired my sr606 hdmi board. the handshake between the devices works immediately now but i still have no OSD :( what can i do?

GI Joe: Hey Ed. Thanks for the video. I took your advice, gave it a shot, and it works great!

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!

sack1234ful: where did you learn that ? :) 
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