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Remote not working

Starting last week, many remote control functions will no longer work.
It will ON/OFF, and change DSP mode, but no other functions work.
Volume UP/DOWN, and other settings do not follow remote commands.

I hope it isn't the microproc.


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Re: remote not working

This is a distinct possibily. If the Infrared Receiver in your unit was bad, no remote functions would work. It is the display microprocessor to determine what you, either with the remote, or buttons on the face of the unit, what you wish to do.
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Re: remote not working


this worked on my kenwood vr-209. 10 others fixed their kenwood as well from the posts.


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Re: remote not working

U try new bateries alkiline ones if that aint it we can get u new remote at ok

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