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.
Braulio Ortiz Vazquez: That issue cause some sound problems related? I mean, I have my receiver
606 only for stereo sound (No TV connected) and I starting to have some
problems. When I playing music it stop sound and few minutes later start
again and stop. I test all the inputs (RCA, HDMI) and the problem still the
same. I want to know if this fix is only for video out or include sound
latreche34: I have the same symptoms on my HT-R960 in addition I have no 1080p, Do you
think replacing all capacitors fix the problem?
Manoj Illangakoon: Same problem on my TX-SR875 ,, i am thinking to replace all capacitors on
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.....)
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
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.
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" -
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!
Best AV Receiver: Great video man, Thanks for your time
Marcel Lauwerijssen: Excellent video, I never soldered before, but now I have a fully functional
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.
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...
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
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
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!!
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.
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.
werdna12348: Hello, I have a onkyo TX-SR876 with the same issue, I've looked at the HDMI
board and it's slightly different. Any idea which capacitors I would need
to replace please?
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 ?
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?
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
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
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
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
Joe Ludy: How do you install a cooling fan? Anyone have a link to a video on how to
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!
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
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
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