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Remote control not working

All of a sudden i can not get the remote to work
every time i hit a button the zone 2 light lights up and nothing else

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Re: remote control not working

Check the batteries first. I have seen remotes that the lights will turn on when you press a button. It ended up being the batteries.

If the batteries are good, do any of the functions work?


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Setting the RX-V661 remote control to operate Zone 2
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Suggestion by clarkent22

I called and spoke with Yamaha support staff (Chuck) who was very helpful. I was able to get my issue resolved hopefully this works for you too.

Couple of solutions:
1) Go into the Menu setting (Manual SetUp/Speaker Set) and make sure that you do not have Presence Speakers or Suround Back Speakers
2) Also in the Menu settings (Manual SetUp/Options/Multi Zone Settings) make sure that your Zone 2 Amplifier is set to "Int" (assuming you are not using external amp
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