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No speaker sound when stereo off selected

The speakers work with all sound options except stereo off
The headphones via the headphone jack work ok with stereo off

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  • rickdave Apr 17, 2009

    You provided an answer to a different question ie you answered to a question of "my speakers did not work"



    My speakers worked fine

    Its just that with "effect off" they did not work



    In any event I found out what the problem was

    It was that I had both speakers A and B switched in on the receiver

    ( I must have accidentally pressed this button in when I connected the headphones)



    With one switched out, which I have now done, the speakers do now work with "effect off" (and in all other settings)



    I really solved the problem myself but I dont mind paying for your suggestion as long as this reply does not incur another additional charge

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Troubleshooting a stereo system that is not producing sound begins with isolating the problem. Is it the receiver, the speakers, the source component or speaker wires causing the problem? Starting with the most common/most likely problems, eliminate the possible causes until the problem has been isolated, then proceed to correct or repair it. Note: Always turn off the power to the system when connecting or disconnecting cables and wires. Turn on the system to after each step to check for correct operation..
Here's How:

  1. Check Speaker Wires: Inspect the speaker wires from the receiver to the speakers and look for damage or loose connections. Pets can chew through speaker wires. Ensure that the speaker wires are firmly connected on both ends. Make sure that the insulation is adequately stripped on both ends of the wires and they are inserted far enough to make good contact with the speaker connectors. If the problem persists, move to the next step.
  2. Check Speakers: If possible, connect another speaker to the receiver and test the system. If it does, the speakers may be damaged or defective. If the problem persists, move to the next step.
  3. Check the Source Component(s): If you are using a CD or DVD player, try using the AM/FM tuner built into the receiver, or a tape player or any other source connected to the receiver. If the receiver works on some sources but not others, the problem could be the analog or digital cables between the source component(s) and the receiver. Replace the suspect cables and try the source component again.
  4. Check the Receiver: Make sure the receiver is plugged into the wall and the wall outlet is working. Make sure that the speakers are turned on via the Speaker A/B switch (found on the front panel of most receivers). If the lights on the front panel illuminate when turned on, the problem could be the amplifiers in the receiver. Try using a pair of headphones connected to the receiver to verify that the receiver is operating. If you hear sound from the headphones it means that part of the receiver is working. Make sure the correct source is selected on the receiver.
  5. Try Another Receiver: If all of the steps above do not work, it is likely that the problem is isolated to the receiver. If possible, connect another receiver or amplifier to the system and try again. If the system works, the problem is the receiver. Contact the manufacturer or service center for further advice or repairs.
another solution..................

  • Input source" is the device providing audio directly into the speaker or surround system.
  • "Audio unit" is the speaker or surround system main component with primary terminals.
  • "Audio components" include DVD, LaserDisc (LD), CD-ROM, Cassette Tape, Satellite Tuners, Game Players, VCR's, TV's, Record Turntables, or any other media device which may be connected directly to a primary Input source.
  • Audio cables: Stereo or Mono Audio Jacks
Note: Surround Sound units have multiple Input source Selection Switches which allow multiple Input sources. No Power
  • No power from wall socket. Check for socket wall switch and/or try different socket.
  • The power cord is not plugged in.
  • The power switch is not turned ON.
  • Cables are not fully plugged into audio modules.
  • No Sound
  • Speaker wires are not connected at speakers, or audio unit terminals.
  • Input source (DVD, LD, TV, VCR, Game, Computer) is not connected to audio unit.
  • Input source is not turned ON.
  • Input source output volume Muted, or Minimized.
  • Audio unit Master Volume switch is OFF, or Minimized.
  • Input source Selection Switch (applicable models) is different from cables connected to audio unit.
  • Optical cord is strained at connection (digital optic fiber models only).
  • No Sound
    some Speakers
  • Audio jack is not plugged in all the way, only half way.
  • Individual speaker wires are not connected at speaker, or audio unit terminals.
  • Wrong cable (mono speaker-to-speaker cable) being used instead of stereo cable.
  • Source audio output is Mono, but stereo cable is being used (get Mono-to-Stereo adapter or cable; sound is still Mono but all speakers will work).
  • Change MODE selection (Surround Sound models only; Center and Rear speakers are not active for all Modes).
  • No Sound Front Speakers
    for some Modes
    (Surround Sound systems only)
  • Left/Right Front and Rear Speaker wires reversed at audio unit output terminals (Rear Speakers are not active for all Modes).
  • Low Sound
  • Input source volume is Minimized.
  • Individual speaker control volumes are Minimized (applicable models).
  • Some or all computer source volume controls are Minimized.
  • Distorted Sound
  • Input source volume is Maximized.
  • Input source connection is a Speaker Out versus Line Out. Change to Line Out, or reduce volume on Speaker Out to very low level from Input source.
  • Audio unit Master Volume is Maximized (reduce to about 95% or lower).
  • Audio unit Subwoofer Volume is Maximized (reduce to about 95% or lower).
  • Computer source volume controls are Maximized for some sources not known to be active (default setting for some soundcards is automatically Maximum even for audio sources not in use or inactive). Open Advanced Volume Controls, Select Mute ALL, Save setting; then unMute ALL and activate only individual audio sources actually intended to be used, Save audio settings (never set any audio level above 95%).
  • Humming Noise
  • Input source is stereo, but Mono audio jack cable is being used.
  • Audio cables could be damaged or have short circuits.
  • Left/Right output from other audio components is crossed going into Input source.
  • Too many audio components connected to Input source at the same time. Turn OFF unneeded other audio components. *If problem continues, you may need to unplug certain components from overall system and obtain separate selection switches to select and deselect specific components from the main Input source (even when OFF some electronics audio circuits allow a certain amount of drain on audio signals which can weaken or distort overall audio output in combination with other components).
  • Shrill Feedback Noise
  • An audio source is feeding from output back into input at the Input source component. Check all component cables in and out.
  • A microphone input source is ON. Mute Microphone volume.
  • Check computer Advanced Volume Controls: Options, Properties, Recording. Select ON only those sources required (deselect or mute Microphone, and External Line In as needed). Also try deselection/mute of Midi and Wave selections on Playback audio settings.
  • Left/Right
    Sounds Reversed
  • Left and Right cables are crossed between Input source and audio unit input.
  • Left and Right cables are crossed from other audio components going into Input source.
  • Left/Right sound same
  • Original audio is MONO.
  • Mono output from the Input source (check settings).
  • Computer AWE64: access Advanced Volume Controls, Select 3D Stereo Enhancement, Save audio settings (AWE64 default setting is MONO).
  • Bass Volume Low
  • Original audio has poor Bass levels or no Bass at all.
  • Check Bass setting in computer Advanced Volume Controls.
  • Bass individual Volume control is Minimized.
  • Treble Volume Low
  • Check Treble setting in computer Advanced Volume Controls.
  • Treble individual Volume control is Minimized.
  • Remote Control
    Does Not Work
    (applicable models)
  • Remote Control batteries are dead, or very weak.
  • Distance to main unit is too far (Max distance ~7meters).
  • Angle of reception at main unit is too oblique (Max angle about 30-45º)
  • Remote Control is overheated by exposure to sunlight (store in shaded location).


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