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Sound clicks off unless I pull on the speaker selector knob

The sound on my reciever recently began cutting off unless I pulled the speaker selector knob one way or another. Then the sound quit all together. I took out the little circuit board connected to it but can't tell if anything is wrong with it. The main power button is also on this board and hasn't worked for some time now (have to use remote to turn it on) Do you think this board is bad. And if it is can I order another one? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Sound clicks off unless I pull on the speaker...

I have the exact same problem! Video goes into receiver and out of the monitor output perfectly. No sound is coming out of any speakers. My A, B, A+B, off switch is really sketchy, and my main power button also doesn't work. I would love to know if you found an answer to your problem! I am thinking about getting a soldering iron and making sure all connections are sound but don't really want to without knowing the exact problem. Did you ever fix it?

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Re: Sound clicks off unless I pull on the speaker...

I bent the leads slightly so the 2 boards seated in more tightly together...the male plug leads. good luck.

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