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AM/FM not working

When we select am or fm all we get is static, I checked the antenna and it is connected. Is just happened one day without any sound or warning. I have tried every button on the receiver with no results.

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Re: AM/FM not working

Sounds like you have a front end problem. Sorry my freind, there is no quick fix for this unit. your going to need some pretty expensive equipment to trouble shoot the RF section of this reciver. It most likly will exceed the cost or close to the cost of the unit to have a pro fix it as well. What you can dom if you really like the unit is to go out and purchace an inexpesive unit or tuner and use a tape out of the new unit to an empty input of your olkd unit, so then you will be able to use the new one to tune in the FM again with your old amp.

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