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Lightning Damage? My satellite was struck by lighting tonight. My HDDVR is connected to my V661 via HDMI cable. TV is connected to V661 via HDMI. When it happened a loud sound came out of my speakers and the receiver shut off. Now when I turn it back on I get no video from my receiver via HDMI. Concequently my HDMI port on my TV is not working either. Is there any hope that it's not completely fried?

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  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    no audio to speakers, connected everything via hdmi

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    I have connect a HDMI Cable with 10m on a Samsung TV at the HDMI2(ARC) and on the RXV 1800 at HDMI Out. Ive no Sound at the Speakers?? Any Solution??

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First let me say I am sorry to hear this has happened to you.

I have been repairing these type of units since they came out on the market.

Yes there is a small ray of hope, but it doesn't sound good.

Unplug all of your equipment for about 3 hours and then plug it all back in again. I would not expect this to fix the problem, but it is always worth trying. It will reset all of your equipment and you can rule out the possibility that resetting anything will work.

Then make sure all the settings are right for the inputs they are connected to. When using these type of receivers, you must assign the inputs to the proper digital device you are using, in this case the HDMI.

Because you heard the loud pop in the speakers, you do have a problem in the receiver. Most likely it is in the digital board that the HDMI plugs into. These are very costly boards and in many brands they do not offer them as a replacement part. They are extremely difficult to troubleshoot and repair at board level also.

Even though this may sound bleak, if you have home-owners or renters insurance it should be covered. I have repaired and replaced many peoples audio/video systems covered by the home-owners or renters insurance for this exact reason. Lightning damage is a very common problem. Even most of the equipment protected by a surge protector can still be damaged.
But it is still a good idea to have the best surge protector you can get.

Contact your agent and find out about your coverage, and it is likely that you will be told to have all of the equipment in your home checked and then taken in to a repair center.

Once again I am sorry you have such a difficult problem.

If I can be of any further help, don't hesitate to ask.

Posted on Jun 26, 2008

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    Dave DeGain Jun 26, 2008

    One more thing you should know, sorry I did not metion this before.

    If this equipment is under the manufacters warranty still, and you are not going to be able to claim it on your home-owners or renters insurance , DO NOT tell them the problem was caused by a lightning strike.

    Most manufacters do not cover things like lightning strikes.

    They only cover manufacturing defects.

    If you use your insurance to cover this, you will most likely have a deductable you have to pay. This is not a feasable way unless you have more than just the Yamaha affected by the lightning.

    So I repeat because it is important to know "DO NOT" tell the service center it was hit by lightning if you are using the manufacters warranty.



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The ports are most likely damaged. It is also possible that there is deeper damage. The units should be properly checked and tested by an experienced tech who has the proper facilities to do the diagnostics and testing.

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