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Receiver: Denon AVR 790 I get a "H/P input on" on the display then I hear a clicking sound like a "relay" clicking, then the sound goes off. It is not overheating as it is not enclosed in a cabinet and is not even warm. I am using HDMI (monster cable brand). It normally happens after approx 2 hrs from turning it on.

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I had the same problem as you did.. i found out that all i had to do is blow the dust out of my head phone socket and the problem was resolved. i now this sounds crazy but it worked.

Posted on Aug 22, 2010

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  • freakedout Sep 07, 2010

    You are a God! I had the same problem - blew air into the headphone hole and problem solved! Weird but happy!

  • jmartin911 Sep 21, 2010

    same problem also .... your solution to blow the dust out of the headphone jack worked like a charm!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Denon people could not even figure it out. Thanks soooooo much.

  • bentownsend Nov 03, 2010

    Have the AVR-1709 with the same problem. Can't believe blowing into the headphone jack worked! Thanks for the suggestion!

  • 909502 Dec 06, 2010

    I've just spent 2 hours trying to troubleshoot my audio and multeq disapearing from my Denon AVR 589. I began searching the internet for any mention of this problem and came across this chain. Blowing air through the headphone socket worked like a charm!!! Unbelievable! Denon needs to include a can of air with every box.


  • brzysio Jan 19, 2011

    It worked for me too. I also spent about 2 hours trying to do the setup, reset, etc. And then google came to the rescue. I still think that Denon shall be sold by a pound. I had my avr 589 serviced 3 times in the first 2 months after purchase. When it dies I definitely go back to sony. Thanks for the tip anyway!!!

  • Anthony Tsaukpaetra Feb 13, 2011

    Unbelievable. We should make this the top result in google! We were seriously considering returning it!

  • Jaredmelliot Mar 05, 2011

    Thank you same issue with my denon2310. Worked perfectly.

  • leoob Mar 27, 2011

    I had the same problem with my dennon AVR. I thought I would need to replace it. It is hard to believe but this solved the problem for me too

  • 4SeeCraig Sep 10, 2011

    I can't believe this worked. How dumb is this problem. Thank you all.

  • funtgifguy Sep 20, 2011

    This has been driving me nuts! Started looking in the maual for help. Not there. Found this on line. FIXED IT!. Thank you for posting this. Now I watch TV without the NOISE!

  • Francois Artignan Jun 17, 2012

    Have a AVR-1908 and exacttly the same problem... Blew air into the headphone socket and bam it worked as normal straight away !!! This is mad ! Thank you guys for the solution, don't think I would have ever figured it out without you !!!

  • gordburdick
    gordburdick Jul 20, 2012

    Thanks, such a great receiver...with ***** manual and support !!

  • Anonymous Jun 17, 2016

    Thanks for this! I searched through manuals, looked online, and finally found the advice to blow into the headphone jack of the AVR 790. I did this, heard a clicking sound, and the audio was back on! Many thanks for this!!



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