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Kenwood VR-207 Receiver

I have a VR-207 that seems to non responsive to its own remote. Is there a simple way to fix this or reset the system board?

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Re: Kenwood VR-207 Receiver

You will first need to check the remote control for the unit. Point the remote at a video camera and see if you see the remote light up. If it does try first to UNPLUG the unit for at least a couple of hours. If that as well does not work, you will need to have the unit serviced, as it may have a bad remote sensor on the front board or the microprocessor is No good. Depending on how old this unit is, it may not be worth repairing. Good Luck

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"First try replacing the batteries if you haven't already. If that doesn't help, try resetting the receiver. Simply unplug the receiver, then press and hold the power button on the receiver while you plug it back in. Turn the unit on, and the display should say 87.50 to confirm the reset. If the remote still does not work, use a digital camera as an eye, face it towards the IR of the remote control. Depress any of the remotes buttons; you should see IR flash each time a button is pressed. If not then the problem is with the remote. If the remote works fine, then the problem is with the receiver. In order to determine the cause of the problem, I suggest you take the defective unit to a Kenwood authorized service center for evaluation. You can find information for authorized service centers in your area by visiting our website at"

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