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Vsx-d711 sound problem

The sound works well for 2 seconds then silent for one second. then good for 2 off for one, repeats continuously, no other visible errors or codes displayed.

Any help will be greatly appreciated

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  • bnkrazy Dec 27, 2008

    I have a similar problem. There is an audible "pop" and the display sometimes flicks off and back on, then the sound comes back. Not every two seconds though, usually 5-10 times a day.

    I'm guessing a short in a speaker connection, because I can fix it for a while if I wiggle the speaker wires on the back. I haven't had time to go one by one and find the exact one causing the problem.



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Sounds like ( no pun intended) poor speaker wire connections.
Check the wires at both ends and make sure theyre firmly attached.
If one speaker isnt connected , the amp will reset over n over

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