20 Most Recent Onkyo TX-SR605 Receiver - Page 5 Questions & Answers

I have a solution which has worked well for me. It uses the DVD button at the top of the remote. It was a trade-off as none of the codes in the RC144 Philips remote will work any Blu-ray players, so the DVD button was unassigned. The 922, 955 and 977 codes are explained in the directions for the FIOS remote. http://onlinehelp.verizon.net/consumer/bin/pdf/philips%20rc1445302%20user%20guide.pdf
1. Set up your TV button to work your TV.
2. Set up your Onkyo code, pick one to turn on the receiver. I used 3719
3. Use the 9-2-2 code to cycle through all available codes. At about a count of 300 I found one which will turn the Onkyo receiver off. Make sure you start this process with the ONKYO receiver already on. Once you find it press the OK button.
4. Use the 9-7-7 code to power all devices TV, AUX and DVD from the power button.
In this way, each time the power button is pressed it will send both the power on and power off signal to the ONKYO receiver.
This technique works well when you point the remote at the ONKYO receiver and press power button. Apparently the TV has better reception for the signal then the ONKYO does.

Onkyo TX-SR605... | Answered on Dec 13, 2011


if it does not power up, then it means its having a power problem. it might have worked fine in the past, but that's electronics for you. Power surge, irregular power supply, excess power supply, etc can affect the unit thereby not making it to power on.

This unit must have a power supply board in it where power enters from the mains. A capacitor, fuse, diode, etc may have been defective on the power board and maybe that's why its not making the unit turn on. There might also be some disconnection or something, inside the unit which is not making it to power on.

To actually find out what's wrong, you need to disassemble the unit with a screw driver and check what's wrong. You will be needing a meter in order to test the components on the power board, once you detect any bad component, you can make necessary replacement at any electronics accessories store withing our vicinity. This is the only way by which you can detect the problem.

Of course, testing the power board with a meter will require someone that has the ability. So it you can't, then you might be needing the help of a repairman or you can call a friend that has the ability to help you out.

I wish you the best of luck.

Good luck

Onkyo TX-SR605... | Answered on Nov 13, 2011

You have this all backwards. So essentially it won't power on. THAT must happen before setup or anything else.


Generally speaking, an amp attempts to protect itself from heat, shorts, overloads and operator exuberance by refusing to turn on or stay on.

Overloads can be from excessive periods of high output or marginally low impedance loading by the speakers; and shorts would be wiring issues or a speaker blowing up.

You should be able to feel if it's hot. WHY is it overheating? Make sure it has sufficient ventilation on all sides and that vent holes are not blocked by dust balls. Ensure the fan (if equipped) is running as designed (some only operate on demand). Clean dust and debris from it.

If the amp comes back on after cooling, you're lucky. They only have so many self-protection cycles in their lives so continuously resetting or cycling their power without addressing the cause can do more harm than good.

If it protects immediately on a cool power up you should disconnect the speaker connections and try it 'nekkid'. If it comes up then diagnose which lead(s) are shorted. If it does not come up the problem is internal and should be left to an experienced and competent hands-on tech.

Onkyo TX-SR605... | Answered on Aug 21, 2011

Try 32083 or 30522.

Onkyo TX-SR605... | Answered on Jul 10, 2011

Just go to Onkyo.com support.. all the manuals are online in pdf form

Onkyo TX-SR605... | Answered on Jun 10, 2011

in most cases it is just time to replace the battery.
Also, please make sure the infrared eye is clean.

Onkyo TX-SR605... | Answered on Apr 27, 2011

If the top is very hot, I would check the impedance on the speakers to see if any are shorted....one of them may be shorted or in a low ohm state.
Use an ohm meter and look at the speaker ratings.
If you have an 8 or 4 ohm speaker and it's reading 1 or 2 ohms, that's the problem.
Check at the speaker^s connectors if possible with the unit off but speaker connected.
If you have a dead short on any of them, disconnect and reconnect the leads at both the speaker end and the amp end.
If none are a dead short, disconnect the speakers and measure again.
the speakers should read whatever their rated impedance is.

Onkyo TX-SR605... | Answered on Apr 27, 2011

I have a '608, and it supports 3D because it has HDMI 1.4. It looks like the 605 only has HDMI 1.3.

The original HDMI 1.3 protocol is not 3D capable, but revisions a/b/c support it. You should check to see what HDMI revision the 605 has.

Onkyo TX-SR605... | Answered on Apr 20, 2011

Will you please give me an idea about the connections in between your TV and Av recever? Component video, HDMI etc. What is the brand name and model number of your TV? Please send these details to me by Fixya. OK.

Onkyo TX-SR605... | Answered on Apr 19, 2011

No manual?

Register and download the manual for free at retrevo.com


Page 61 - the Surround Button

Also see page 85 Digital Input Formats

Onkyo TX-SR605... | Answered on Apr 03, 2011

Contrary to the instructions included with most AVR's...

You don't need to take video out from the TV to the receiver. Once it gets to the TV it has found its ultimate destination.

And you don't NEEDS to GET audio FROM a TV either, unless it tunes stations from its own antenna.

Otherwise the SAT/Cable box can provide analog audio to the TV for watching lo-fi programming like news with the Onkyo OFF; and you can run digital multichannel directly to the Onkyo for its special treatment.

Running either hi-end audio or high-end video to a device that doesn't absolutely need it wastes expensive cabling and introduces a couple more connections to worry about.


Onkyo TX-SR605... | Answered on Feb 14, 2011

No but you may be able to help me. I have the same amp and ps3. I have HDMI leads from both but cannot get sound or picture. I do get the set up menu which means it recognises the HDMI lead. How is yours set up ?

Onkyo TX-SR605... | Answered on Feb 14, 2011

Yes, run the cable/sat box analog audio output straight to the TV.

Onkyo TX-SR605... | Answered on Feb 01, 2011

If the receiver is indicating "overload" or "protect" there is a load on the system. Turn the receiver off and remove all speakers and wires, turn receiver on and reduce the volume right down, if the word "overload or protect" stays off! it means there is a short in the wiring or one of the speakers. If however the word "overload or protect" comes on when turned on, it indicates a short in one or more of the audio output ic's in your receiver, this is where you will need a tv technician to troubleshoot further. If you not sure about checking it out just call a professional in to have the unit assessed.

Onkyo TX-SR605... | Answered on Jan 27, 2011

Either the 1.8v or 3.3v line to the hdmi board main micro are low. it needs a modifcation. best to have it done at a onkyo approved service center. or take it to radio shack they do onkyo repair.

Onkyo TX-SR605... | Answered on Jan 25, 2011

I just fixed mine with the same problem. Apparently, the HT-R667 and 606 receiver that comes with 6100 has a problem with the HDMI board. Onkyo wanted $500 dollars to fix it, costed me $16. Here's how to fix it. http://www.highdefforum.com/high-definition-receivers-recorders-players-tivos/121956-repairing-onkyo-htr667-aka-606-a.html
and the youtube vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gj0x5S9ez5U
Good Luck!

Onkyo TX-SR605... | Answered on Jan 13, 2011

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