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YAMAHA AV receiver RX-V861 I have the message 'Vol-fix' appearing on Zone 2 and no sound. This was working fine until then

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  • cf_gibbons Dec 13, 2009



    Thanks Lee, Can you advise on point 6. below, as menu does not have EXTRA SP ASIGN or any mention of zone 2. The options available are as you describe until point 6. which has only the following:



    (sound menu) = (A> SPEAKER SET) = Options under this menu are only

    (EXTRA FRONT B)

    (FRONT B FRONT)

    (FRONT ....LARGE)

    (CENTER ....SML)

    (SUR LR....SML)

    (SUR B...NONE)

    (BASS OUT..BOTH)

    (CROSSOVER 80HZ)

    SWFR PHASE-NRM)



    Would appreciate your thoughts

    regards

    Colin

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  • cf_gibbons Dec 14, 2009

    Yamaha RX-V861 (VolFix Zone 2 problem)
    Can you advise on point 6. below, as menu does not have EXTRA SP ASIGN or any mention of zone 2. The options available are as described until point 6. which has only the following:

    (sound menu) = (A> SPEAKER SET) = Options under this menu are only
    (EXTRA FRONT B)
    (FRONT B FRONT)
    (FRONT ....LARGE)
    (CENTER ....SML)
    (SUR LR....SML)
    (SUR B...NONE)
    (BASS OUT..BOTH)
    (CROSSOVER 80HZ)
    SWFR PHASE-NRM)

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Check the following:

  1. The first thing to check is to make sure that the sub woofer is connected to the proper connection on the back of the receiver. Please look on the Yamaha receiver and make sure that the sub woofer is connected to the Sub woofer Output jack and not the Sub woofer Multi-Channel Input jack.
  2. Check the LFE/Bass Output setting in the Set Menu of the receiver. Verify it is set to the Both option for best sub woofer performance.
  3. Disconnect the sub woofer cable from the back of the receiver. Once the cable is in your hand verify that the sub woofer is turned on, then tap on the end of the cable and see if you hear anything from the sub woofer. If it is working properly, you should hear a humming or thumping sound from the sub woofer. If you hear this sound then the sub woofer is working and the receivers’ sub woofer output will need to be checked by an authorized Yamaha service center.
  4. If no sound is heard then try replacing the sub woofer cable and repeat the test.
  5. If the sub woofer still does not omit any sound then the sub woofer would need to be tested by a service center.
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Hi.

The sound for zone 2 has been set to fixed volume.

Check first unputs from zone Two, and check volume from input device.

Go to Zone 2 settings in Setup and change the volume setting to Zone 2.

Here is also a fix published by lmadden8952 , but I do not know if that work.

"Press "Amp" button (right side of remote - 1/3 way down) 2. Press "Menu" button (center of remote - 1/2 way down) 3. Press "TV VOL" button (green letters) until "Manual Setup" is displayed on receiver 4. Press "Enter" button (green letters) 5. Press "TV VOL" button (green letters) until "3 Option Menu" is displayed on receiver 6. Press "Enter" button (green letters) 7. Press "TV VOL" button (green letters) until "D Multi Zone" is displayed on receiver 8.Navigate"

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Setting the RX-V861 remote control to operate Zone 2:

  1. Using a ballpoint pen or similar object and press the [CODE SET] button RX-V861 remote control. The[TRANSMIT INDICATOR]on the remote should flash twice.
  2. Using the [NUMERICAL KEY PAD] on the remote and key in 9992, the [TRANSMIT INDICATOR] should flash.
Assigning the receivers internal amp for Zone 2:
  1. Set the remote control selector to [AMP]. (Located to the right of the volume buttons on the Remote.).
  2. Press the [SET MENU]button on the remote control.
  3. Arrow down to Manual Setup and press the Enter button on the remote control.
  4. Arrow to the [SOUND MENU] option and press the [ENTER] button on the remote control.
  5. Arrow to Speaker Set and press the [ENTER] button on the remote control.
  6. Arrow to the EXTRA SP ASSIGN and select ZONE2
  7. Press the [RETURN] button on the remote control to exit out and return to the Manual Setup.
NOTES: There is an option for setting the Maximum Volume and Initial Volume in the Zone Set menu.
  • Max Volume: This is an optional feature but isrecommended to prevent the accidental change in volume levels thatcould damage the speakers and receiver.
  • Initial Volume: This is also a great feature that would seamlessly start the volume level for the second or third zone at the desired level.
We do not recommend using any Speaker Selector boxes to enable more than the recommended number of speakers per terminal.
Controlling Zone 2 using the RX-V861 remote control:
  1. If the Main Zone on the receiver is on, press the [POWER BUTTON]down and while holding that button down press the [PHONO]/[**] button on the remote. The [TRANSMIT INDICATOR] will light up.
  2. You will not be able to use the following buttons on the remote: (Pressing any other button will cause the remote to exit Zone 2 mode. [POWER], [STANDBY], [VOLUME], [MUTE] and the [INPUT SELECTOR] buttons [DVD], [CD], etc.)

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There are the instructions as written straight from yamaha. If you need any further assistance please let me know.
Thank you,
Lee

Posted on Dec 13, 2009

  • Lee A.
    Lee A. Dec 13, 2009

    Also note:
    Why can’t I adjust my volume of the Zone 2 pre-outs for my RX-V861?



    When using the Zone 2 pre-outs of the RX-V861, the volume output level
    of this receiver is fixed and cannot be adjusted separate of the volume
    control.
    Thank you,
    Lee


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Assigning the receivers internal amp for Zone 2:
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