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No sound fromDenon AVR-3801

I have just moved house and cannot get any sound from my amp. Not through speakers or headphones. Radio, TV, DVD all the same. Appreciate ideas. Thanks

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  • Sean777 Oct 10, 2007

    Power and all else seems ok. Just no sound output through speakers or headphones

  • Anonymous Nov 14, 2007


    I have the sam problem. I kann't get any sound from the Denon AVR-3802 Amp. I have sound only from the Pre-Amp Output but not from speaker or Hearphone.

    How kan help me.

  • Sean777 Jan 29, 2008


    You sure I will live to thank you if it works??


  • ourologamous Aug 17, 2008


    I don't get any sound from speaker and Hearphone of meine Denon AVR 3801 Amplifier.

    I 'm thankfull for any help.


  • sanjay27 Dec 12, 2008

    I tried the cable disconnect and reconnect, did'nt work for me. I was listening to mine then nothing. Checked all 7 fuses, no problems there. Not sure what to try next. Any ideas would be very thank full.

  • sanjay27 Dec 12, 2008

    I have the same problem. Was about to watch a movie and then it went silent. Checked the all 7 fuses, tried the cable fix posted earlier, it did'nt work for me. HELP!!!!



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I just had the same problem. Lights up OK, but no sound. Take the case off, and find the harness that goes from the big power supply over to the amplifier board. The harness has grey, yellow blue purple and orange wires and is braided. With receiver on, I unplugged this harness from the board, then plugged back in. You'll see the red light on front flashing. Press power button twice, and see what happens. Worked for me!

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Is there any indications that you have power at all.

Posted on Oct 03, 2007

  • Mico Dukic Oct 10, 2007

    Try to check power cord, or fuse. Is there power on trafo at all.

  • Mico Dukic Oct 10, 2007

    Also, do you have any LED indicator lit on front panel (i.e. standby/on)?



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