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Front two speakers not working at all

I just did a test on all of my speakers and I cannot get anything out of my front two speakers, the left and right!!! My centre speaker and two surround speakers are working just fine. I have taken the wires out of the back of the reciever and put them back in...nothing. Any auggestions cause I am at my wit's end!!!!

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Re: Front two speakers not working at all

Hit the the speakers A/B/Off button on the receiver. If you plugged the front channels speaker wire next to the center channel on the back of the receiver make sure its showing B. If you plugged them in the banana plug part, make sure its showing A.

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Had same problem, front speakers not working. Found that my audio input cable was pulled out some. It looked ok but when I pushed on it, it went in more and it solved the problem.

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Re: Front two speakers not working at all

Replace the speakers they are damaged.good luck.

Posted on Apr 14, 2007

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