All credit goes to Edllguy
who has a step-by-step instruction how to get the effected receivers repaired by Onkyo/Pioneer for free.
- This isn't technicaly necessary but is a useful start. Go to onkyousa.com. Click the support button. On the page that comes up next click "Email Us" on the left side of the page. Fill out the information and mention your UE22 problem and that you heard there is a program to resolve it and would like more information. I got a response within 2 days. You will be told about the program and to send the photos to pioneer/onkyo parts department email (receipt, UE22 pic, Serial # pic) . The useful part about step 1 is the replier is a technical specialist and his name is provided at the bottom which we'll use as a reference when sending photos to pioneer parts dept.
- Make an email. Headline the email with your name and Model number. Parts department email is (( parts @ us . onkyo . com )). Mention your technical specialist's name and explain you have the UE22 error which you are trying to get repaired. Info required in this email are photos of purchase proof from an authorized dealer, photo of the receiver showing ue22 and a photo of your serial number on the back. 3 photos. Also need to provide phone number and home address. No receipt? If you purchased from store or card where you can pull up purchase history and screen shot that, it will be usable determined by parts dept. Review and send email.
- After the 3rd day of no reply I called the pioneer/onkyo parts department. You may want to expedite by calling sooner. Expect to wait 10-15 min to answer. Business hours are 9:00 am - 5:00 pm weekdays. The number is 1-201-785-2399 . Tell them you are waiting on a response to email. They will search by your name you put in the headline. They will put you on a short hold while they review the email. You will be given the verdict. If all is clear you will be given the option of a free repair or 2 choices to buy at discounted price trade. You choose right then. After chosen you will be given a return number to track and file.
- get the return box and follow directions. You will have a working receiver within the next 3 weeks and you will feel like companies actually care about their customers still. good luck!
- Enjoy sound