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Optical sound I have an onkyo SR501, and it was working fine forover 2 years, but now I can not get any sound from optical port # 1. Optical port # 2 is working fine. How can I repair this problem?

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  • Narcan Jan 21, 2009

    I am having the exact same issue. It was fine one day and then stopped the next. I have tested the cables they are fine...its like the port/jack is simply not working. I thought perhaps dust or fibers had gotten in there so i blew it out with some canned air and that didnt help. I am thinking of opening up the box but am not sure what to look for.

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I think what I might do is use an optical splitter: http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Bi-Directional-Optical-Toslink-Splitter/dp/B0002MQGR2, does anyone have any experience with this?

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