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Audio Problems with AVR-2803

No sound from any source except tuner and only through Direct setting. Also there is no test tone when it is supposed to play during set-up. It's worked for 5 years.

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Hmmmmm Sounds like one of 2 things....

1 Your DSP board is toast. ( not much hope, it must be sent to Denon as they do not have anymore entire circuit boards for swap-out replacement.

2. Heres the hope part......Inside your denon is like a computer.....there is a main board, separated by the big silver heatsink, and then there another main board. On the main board closest to the volume control, the DSP boards and Video boards plug into the main board . The DSP and video boards are up and down ( when the receiver is laying flat, like normally ), and they plug into the main board from the top.

Denon is NOTORIOUS for bad solder joints and the little white connectors that connect the "motherboard" to the DSP and Video boards are of suspect quality ( the rest of the unit is great )....So it COULD be that you have a bad solder joint on one of the connectors or the connector itself. There is also another set of connectors that joins the front panel display to this "motherboard".....these colder connections are also suspect.

I would have a denon repair shop look at it as I GUARANTEE they have seen this before.......best of luck...Rob

Posted on Mar 13, 2008

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