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I have a Philips MCD908 book self system with a tube pre-amp. It has worked ok for two years but lately I get a loud buzzing coming from both speakers after warm up. This happens when I select the AUX and DVD functions. The only new equipment is a hard drive but that is located on the floor behind the entertainment center (wood) while the system is housed in the entertainment center. I did add a new power strip to get me an extra power outlet for the hard drive but the hard drive is turned off most of the time. Any suggestions?

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I had the same problem except my volume would just decrease after a few minutes of being on like someone was pressing the volume down buttton. If I walked over to the subwoofer and gave it a knock on the top the volume would instantly come back on where I had it set before. I took WheatService's advice and replaced the 470uF/25Vcapacitors and everything is working great now. I am very pleased. BTW, the parts at radio shack were like $3.00. I needed a desoldering tool, which I would recommend for this job...the one with the suction ball. I also needed some more soldering wire for a total repair cost of about $17. If you have all the tools the capacitors will cost you $3.00. Philips wanted to send me a replacement unit for $100.00 and I'm sure the local repair shop would have been the same if not more. Thanks again, WheatService!

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

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SOURCE: No audio is coming through my speakers

If the receiver is actually powering up but you are getting no sound, there are few basic things to check.

Check the audio connections on the back (speakers AND inputs) to make sure they are tight at both ends and undamaged. Go into the setup screen for the DVD player and make sure the audio settings are set for PCM output and that you are using a digital or optical audio cable. Then make sure you have the correct function selected on the receiver to match the inputs. If the receiver has a speaker test function, use it to see if there is any output from the speakers. Finally, make sure the volume is turned up and the mute button is off.

Otherwise, the amplifier may be faulty

Posted on Sep 07, 2008

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SOURCE: Philips Home Theatre System - no sound or power light on sub woof

reset the device to factory settings, it is written in your manual how to do this. If that doesnot work, unplug the powersocket for about 30minutes, it will cause an internal reset which might solve it.


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SOURCE: Just bought a Philips home theatre system HTS3544 low sound?

You may also need to change the speaker set up. Go to DISC setting (one of the top selections on the remote) make sure you have no Disc in the DVD player. When in this mode press setup on the remote. On this menu you will have a option to adjust the speaker volume.

I had to increase my speaker volumes to get better sound. This setting is not accessible if you try to do the set up in other than DISC setting. Be sure to check the SURROUND setting. The SURROUND button on the remote will toggle between stereo and surround as stated in a previous post.


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SOURCE: cracking popping type sound coming from front and center speaker

if u are trying to connect the audio of ur tv as input to flow out from the home theater; this is a common thing; u need to replace the audio cable that connects the tv to 3565 with a good quality cable

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