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No sound from my new (refurb) onkyo receiver

Come on! how hard is this to just plug in a couple speakers and get some sound out of this newly refurbed Onkyo TX-SR500? my old onkyo finally gave up the ghost so i have plugged in this new unit. not that many bells and whistles. i am 52 years old and have set up more than a couple home stereo systems. NOTHING comes out of the speakers! help ASAP!

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Re: no sound from my new (refurb) onkyo receiver

1. Be sure the speaker switch is selected on the reciever (system 1 or 2). 2. Be sure none of the tape moniter switches are enabled. Select FM mode first and select a station at will light the stereo light to be sure you have something tuned in.

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Re: no sound from my new (refurb) onkyo receiver - Onkyo TX-SR500 Receiver Audio & Video Receivers

Check speaker fuses.

Posted on Jun 10, 2007

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There are a couple of possbilities here:
1. Make sure you have a good power connection that is not overloaded. If you are using a surge protector, try plugging the amp right into the wall to see if that makes a difference.
2. check all your speaker connections to make sure you do not have a short. The amp may be shutting down to prevent damage.
3. If you cannot find a problem there, what you may want to do is disconnect all speakers and try to turn the unit on. If it starts normally then you know for sure you have a speaker problem.
4 If above does not resolve problem, then unplug all inputs and try turning it on.
If it still does not come on then likey you have a hard fault with the amp and it will require service.

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No sound from my new (refurb) onkyo receiver

First of all, be sure the volume is down fairly low so that you don't blow the speakers or the unit itself if and when the sound suddenly comes back. I've repaired many units whose owners turned them way way up to try to hear something, then flipped off a tape monitor or mute switch and got blasted. No sound with any input? (tuner, CD, etc.) Do you hear ANY noise or hiss from the speakers at all? I hate to ask, but are the speakers and inputs connected properly? On this model, the jacks are not set up beside each other as they usually are. Instead, the left channel speaker and input jacks are above the right channel jacks. This can be confusing! Are the speakers actually selected? The proper speaker select switch (below the power switch) must be in the down position. Is it possible that someone left a headphone adapter plug in the headphone jack? You know, the kind that allows you to use headphones with a 1/8" plug in that 1/4" jack? This will cause the speakers to be shut off. If you don't have the owner's manual, it's at If none of this helps, the unit may have a problem and I would invite you to write back with more details on what you've tried, etc.

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Some receivers shut down automatically if a thermal overload is detected or more commonly if speaker impedance is less than specified, i.e, driving a 2 ohm impedance speaker with an output rated for 8 ohms. If you can get the receiver operating long enough, you may see a message indicating why it is shutting down

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Some Onkyo receivers have support for speakers in different rooms, or zones. Make sure your speaker is not set to send the audio signal to Zone B.

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When I first turn on the receiver in the morning to watch TV, (ATT Uverse), I get an error, "No Signal." After about 10 minutes, if I switch the input on my TV, then go back to the correct input, it...

if you are using hdmi cable, you should switch to using component cables for the video - (red/blue/green) - you will need to use the white/red for your sound (or the optical cable) - uverse is aware of the issue and if you call they probably wont be able to send someone out but they can give you a credit for buying the cables

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and you select surround sound in listening mode.

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Onkyo is a piece of shit! I had the same f'n problem....

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