I have had this Yamaha RX-V596 for a few years and it has worked flawlessly. Suddenly today the input selector on the front panel is stuck on "V-AUX" position and the display shows "External Decoder"
Turning the input selector knob does not change the setting or the display. The knob spins but the setting still remains at V-Aux and the display shows External Decoder.
So, I'm not able to listen to any of the inputs - TV, DVD player, CD player, tuner etc.
Please help. Thanks
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Re: Input selector on my Yamaha RX-V596 stuck
Sounds like the processor has locked up in the unit. Try powering it right down from the wall socket for a day to reset, and then retry operation. If that does not work, leave it disconnected for about 10 days to erase backup memory completely and then try again. Good luck. Don't forget to give me a "FixYa" rating if this works. If it doesn't, get back to me in here and we can talk more about it.
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Depending on what you are connecting to your HDMI inputs, rotating the input selector on the front panel (or one of the input selector buttons on remote), to which you've assigned the component on HDMI 1 or HDMI 2 on the back panel should give you the connection. Make sure you have an HDMI component connected to it, and that you're using its HDMI out connector (eg. output of DVD to input on your Yamaha). Hope this helps.
Most likely suspect is a breakdown of a capacitor, probably in the power supply -- one of the few modern electronic components that go bad over time. You'll probably need a Yamaha service center to get it fixed -- they'll give you an estimate before starting, but it may be a better investment to upgrade to a new receiver. It takes a skilled tech to fix this at the component level -- doubtful that replacement boards are available.
Typically you can find an adapter / cord that contains a 3.5mm headphone plug on one end and a pair of RCA plugs on the other. These RCA plugs should be able to be plugged into any available input on a receiver that isn't a PHONO input. These cables can typically be found online at various different places. Not to promote one site over another, but I have had good luck finding random cables like these at Cableswholesale.com and allelectronics.com. Hope this solves your problem.
The right or left (side) output channel has blown out. If it uses discrete transistors you'll have to replace two of them (one PNP and one NPN) along with several resistors that are part of the circuit (I'm guessing the static occurs on any input source). Now , if the static happens only on certain input, then the problem should not be in your amp.
I think your Receiver is going into protection mode. This happens especiaally when speaker cables are not connected properly. They are either loose or are touching each other or to the body of the receiver or the speaker ha blown.
You are lucky that it has not blown any transistor of your Receiver.
Please immidiately disconnect all your speakers cables and the cable form the mian.
Reconnect only the cable from the main and try to select the TV, it will switch on. If it switch on then you can be sure it were the speaker cables.
Now power off, main cable off, put all the speaker cables back and see if the everything all right.
If you still have a problem, let me know we can futher trouble shoot.
Best of Luck.
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Sometimes the receivers turn off if the speakers are shorted in order to protect the AMP circuit. So try this -
1. Disconnect all cables (speakers), inputs from Tape Deck, VCR and other input devices), sub-woofers, rear speakers all. Except the AC power cord.
Then turn it ON and see if it stays on.
If it still has the same problem, then most probably your power circuit inside the receiver has a problem - like a shorted Capacitor or diode etc. Based on how technical you can be and what resources and time you want to spend, this is repairable. But based on the price of a receivers these days, it is not worth.