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Receiver doesn't see remote

My remote has gotten moody. Sometimes it works the receiver and sometimes it doesn't. Thought it might be the remote so I purchased another one with no luck. So, now I assume it's a problem with the receiver. I was wondering if anyone else has had the same trouble. thanks...

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Re: receiver doesn't see remote

Just to state the obvious, I would hope that you have made sure that nothing is in the way of the remote photo RECIEVER window on the main unit, like a knick knack, book, or dust, and that the new remote has batterys installed? Otherwise I guess it will take a trip to the repair shop.

Posted on May 25, 2007

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It sometimes work but sometimes doesn't and i'm sure it is not a bttery problem, may be the infrared.

Details in = details out. Not much to work with here.

I'm guessing it's a remote.

Read this procedure to possibly fix the remote:
They also sell replacement remotes.

Zoom in on the picture of the original remote provided on the site (or look at your own) and get the actual remote model number.

or check eBay: search for "(model of the device or the remote) remotes", check the 'include description' box. Usually cheaper than the vendors.

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Try cleaning the little window where the
IR detector is on the receiver, and clean
the transmitter led on the remote also

If that does't work then it may
be a defective IR circuut problem
IR led or resistor or possibly IC

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the speaker is not broken, its the receiver, cuz i have this model, and now it just flashes a blue light on the power button and it wont turn on. I had the same problem as you before it did wat is doing now. i ran the speakers on my vsx-3900s, and they didnt mess up at all, they only did it on the vsx-816

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Hold the remote up yo a video camera and you will see code flashing from the LED in the remote. If it is dark, the remote is faulty. A common fault is for the ceramic resonator(orange pack) either dry joints(it is a resonator) fractured wires, or just fail with no reason, thus rendering the clock for the main proc. not working. Another common fault is the LED being dry jointed. or the LED faulty. All of these easy to fix. Sometimes the power supply may fail to the detector on the front panel of the amp, The detectors sometimes go. all these things to be checked, but check the remote for infrared light with a camera first. Good Luck, a rating of "FixYa" for these technical tips would help my profile, Cheers


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Sounds to me like the issue is the rx in the unit. It can be fixed with very little work if you can locate the part. Let me take a look and see if I can locate the part number for you. Although I have to say that Kenwwod can keep a tight lip on their parts lists.

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Did you clean the contacts between the rubber remote buttons and the wafer board below it? Rubbing alcohol works best. Sometimes when enough dirt gets in, it gets harder to work. If you HAVE cleaned that, I got nothing for you... Get a video camera and see if it is sending a signal at all, and determine that the problem is with the remote and not the IR receiver.

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