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Tuner trouble I have AVR 230 that has been trouble free. Recently the am/fm tuner became unreliable. Sometime you get a signal sometimes you don't. I have a good antenna. What's up? I have read the amnual and tried every setting I can imagine. I even hit the reset button on the AVR. It seems to have a mind of it's own. The local service tech is oveer 30 miles away. Any suggestions?

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Re: Tuner trouble

This reciver has an RF FET front end. Most manuafacturers use a tuner assembly built by another company. These front ends on these tuner assemblies do go bad from time to time, and sometimes is caused by excessive static electricity. The cost to replace and or repair this front end assembly, will most likly exceed the cost of a new unit, unless you really like it. What I have seen a few people do is buy an inexpensive reciver or tuner, and use one of the unused inputs to play the AM/FM through the reciver that does not work on the tuning. Good Luck Please dont forget to rate this thread.

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