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Sound shuts off

After watching a movie for abount an hour, the sound will shut off. I can still see the picture on the screen, but the sound isn't there. It's as if the system overheats and shuts off except for the picture. Is there anything I can do???

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Re: Sound shuts off

You wont unless you know a little about troubleshooting electronics and solid state audio. Your gonna need a meter a scope would be nice. and a schematic. Trace audio all the way. up front to the d/a converter when its working and when it goes out see where you lose it . If its way up front and you get no sound from the D/A converter then thats where your problem is. Sorry couldnt help ya more.. good Luck

Posted on Apr 24, 2006

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