I got this receiver as non working - basically off the dumpster. I thought to give it a try or salvage some parts from it. For instance power caps are audio grade and rather nice when healthy. So it did not turn on - buttons did not do a thing. I had read about the 0.022uF capacitor along the relay being the problematic. And so it was, showed just about 5000pF. After replacement this cap, relay clicks happily when I push the power button, but nothing happens and after a sec. or so I hear feint click relay disengaging. I tested visually and with the multimeter all I could think of but can not find the cause. 10.5V power schema is there and power buttons work as expected. Then I just bridged the relay switch part to give constant power to to the power tranny. And BANG!!(pun intended) the thing starts working. However as soon I disconnect my bridging all is as dead as before. I have been running this for some days now and all the functions work - even the power buttons(main and standby) switch the amp on/off. Only it is not really off, is it. Tried factory reset thinking that maybe the memory chip was thinking about safe mode still - no go. I like the sound of this amp a lot. Specially pure direct is brilliant and enjoyable. So this is a keeper for sure. Thus would be nice to get it to work as it should - without the hardwired relay. Can you think of something to do about it with limited skills and equipment(just the soldering iron)?