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Setting the RX-V861 remote control to operate Zone 2:
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.
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:
Set the remote control selector to [AMP]. (Located to the right of the volume buttons on the Remote.).
Press the [SET MENU]button on the remote control.
Arrow down to Manual Setup and press the Enter button on the remote control.
Arrow to the [SOUND MENU] option and press the [ENTER] button on the remote control.
Arrow to Speaker Set and press the [ENTER] button on the remote control.
Arrow to the EXTRA SP ASSIGN and select ZONE2
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:
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.
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.)
There are the instructions as written straight from yamaha. If you need any further assistance please let me know. Thank you, Lee
the remote has a problem. 1. electronic 2.dirt go to local computer or electronic and get cleaner that is safe for your remote and follow their instructions.make sure you tell them what you want to do. dry air or something.
What concerns me is why do you need a digital board, which cost around $150 or so. I just repaired a rx-v620 that needed the volume and mode crols replaced. These controls affected mant aspects of the digital circuits opperation. Your 420 could have a similar fate. What is it doing?
Sounds like the Zone 2 amp was set to external, see below for instructions on
setting it back up. How do I setup Zone 2 on the RX-V661 Using the internal
Setting the RX-V661 remote control to operate Zone 2 1.
Using a ballpoint pen or similar object and press the Code set button.
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
You will now need to assign the receivers internal amp for
1. Set the remote control selector to AMP. Selector is on side of remote. 2. Press the
Set Menu Button. 3. Arrow down to Manual Setup. 4. Press the Enter
button. 5. Arrow to the Sound Menu option and press Enter. 6. In the
Sound Menu arrow to Speaker Set and press Enter. 7. Arrow to the EXTRA SP
ASSIGN and select ZONE2. This may require using LEFT or RIGHT arrow. 8. Press the Return button to exit out and return
to the Manual Setup.
if you know how to repair, then replace the volume control switch. it is a digital type/mechanical type of switch with silicone oil on it to prevent sudden turn of volume. if i were the repairman i can simply clean the contacts of the volume control and pour silicon oil again. but i really dont know in your area if they try to clean those.