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No sound from Center Speaker

Initially, the CS worked great on 'Small'. Then, after about a year, it quit working until I switched it to 'Non'. That worked for 2 years, and now it just doesn't work at all. Then I started having trouble with the volume knob and remote control. Today I had a brainstorm to unplug the unit (and re-plug it in) - yes, brilliance runs in the family. I also replaced the RC batteries, everything came back up perfectly. EXCEPT the center speaker. I've confirmed that the speaker actually works by hooking up to a currently working speaker connection. When I run the TEST mode, everything cycles thru except the center. Is there a fuse or reset on the HTR? Any suggestions? Thanks.

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SOURCE: Yamaha RX-V1000 volume control erratic, remote


The volume knob issue alone sounds like it's hardware-related and therefore not easily fixed. Also, since the remote appears to be working (the LED's are lighting up), but the unit is not controlled anymore, the IR sensor is probably faulty as well. I would seriously consider sending this AV receiver in for repair. If it's still within warranty, you shouldn't need to pay anything for the repair.

Manual for your receiver:

It's not much but I hope this helps.


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Love your screen name.

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