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Audio Receiver Video selector problem

I Have a Yamaha 3090 AV Receiver with a bad Video selector (motorized) signal keep cutting out occasionally. Tap on the knob and ok for a while or longer. Great amp & sound. Any way selector can be replaced or repaired? Thanks, Jm

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Hi jmiglio48

Most high end Yamaha s used Alps devices for switching and attenuation. The problem you face is probably caused by a noisy switch contact. They are a little hard to get into to contact clean, I have managed to spray the internals of this type of switch before by using a pin vice with a 1mm drill to bore small holes into each bank to get access to the switch contacts and then spray internals with contact cleaner/lubricant. As the switch is hermetically sealed, they are considered to be more a replaceable part. I suggest you do an inquiry with a Yamaha service agent in your locality to see if a new switch assembly can be sourced. I have replaced one here in Australia before(cost about $120 for the part), but current availability will depend on where you are located. If you need a hand to track one down, get back to me in here. Hope this helps you anyways. Good luck, a FixYa rating for this info will help my profile. Cheers

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Graeme

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