Any chance any of you braniac techno magicians can help me with this? When working away last week, Mrs Hacker called and said that the amp (AVR 1909) was broken - it had been working perfectly well for the previous three months when it was bought brand new. On getting home it became apparent to me that the blinking red lights around the stand by button were not a very good sign. Checks were made as per the manual (speaker cables) but to no joy. (The unit turned on, but then after about 4 seconds turned itself off and the red lights would blink rapidly - say every 0.5 seconds) The unit was returned to the shop from whence it came and they kindly agreed to loan me a TX SR606 until Denon get back to them about the original. The Onkyo had been working well for a couple of hours and then that too started to turn itself off randomly. Now I am certainly no expert but it would seem a little too coincidental for both of these problems to be unrelated. I have checked the speaker wires and all are fitted snugly within the connector housing and am at a loss as to what is happening. Can anyone shed any light or suggest what I should look at next? Thanks.