How to fix your Home Theatre System when it says: “Push Power Protector”

This error message could be caused by a few different things. From an online forums post by “Blackknight-UK“:

Follow the steps below to troubleshoot if the word PROTECT or PROTECTOR is flashing on the A/V receivers display.

  1. Check the speaker wires and speakers for proper connections.
  2. Reduce the volume level. IMPORTANT: If the receiver is played back at maximum volume level it may enter the protect mode. Maximum volume listening will cause the receiver to run very hot and may drain the output capacitors.
  3. Disable the surround sound option if both the A and B speakers are being used simultaneously.
  4. Ensure the top of the receiver has proper ventilation to keep it from overheating.
  5. If the message only occurs when using a DVD player, the sampling frequency may be set too high. IMPORTANT: Some receivers provide compatibility with the higher sampling frequencies through alternate connections. Consult the owners manual for specific information.
  6. Unplug the AC power cord for about 1 to 2 hours to reset the output transformers.

Thanks blackknight!

13 thoughts on “How to fix your Home Theatre System when it says: “Push Power Protector”

  1. I have a Sony surround bar sound that when I turned it on, it says press power detector. How do I fix this problem? I haven’t used this surround sound since Dec and it was working fine.
  2. How can i fix my sony home theatre when it shows this “Push Power Protector”? The model is DAV-DZ 170. I have have followed some of the basic solutions but still the problem is there.
  3. I’M using a sony hcd-fl5d and it tells me push power protect for about 8 month just just yesterday night the set start by it self, what is the course of this please?
  4. Likewise here ,i am experiencing this push power protect on my sony dvd home theatre system DAV-TZ200
    I tried the operating instruction , but still not working . Could anyone advice? I hate Sony for this problem a long time issue.
  5. Please when ever I turn on my Sony home theatre bravia he will display push power protector. Please i need your help on how to fix it.
  6. When ever I turn on my Sony home theatre bravia he display push power protector. Please i need your help on how to fix it.
  7. Hi im fredrick, how can i fix the “push power protector” on my sony DZ590K? Thanks
  8. HOW DO I FIX MY SONY DVDHOME TEATRE SYSTEN DAV-DZ340K It is showing Protect Push Pwr ?
  9. If you can’t get it out of the push power protector mode, how do you disable surround sound and turn the volume down?

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