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HDMI Issue I recently got my 661 back from a warranty repair that saw my HDMI ports be replaced because of a power surge. Now when I try to view my Satellite through my receiver my receiver shuts down. I also tried viewing my xbox through the other HDMI port but the same thing is happening. It seems that whenever I try to do anything that requires an HDMI input (satellite, xbox) the receiver shuts down into standby mode. It works fine from what I can tell otherwise. Radio works, sound through all the there some sort of reset I need to perform on the receiver after having it fixed to enable the HDMI input or do I need to take it back to the repair shop?

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    Have the Yamaha RX-V661 7.1 with two HDMI inputs from Comcast DVR and Toshiba HD-DVD, and one output to my Toshiba HD set. it has been working fine for just short of a year. Now all of the sudden my video is not working, If i try the Comcast DVR i get a screen for a few seconds, then goes green and then nothing, but audio. If i try my DVD no signal at all, but audio. I have another Sharp HD set and same issue. I have tried swapping the output HDMI cable and still same results. I have connected the DVR and DVD directly to the HD Sets and they all work fine.

    I assume it is a problem with my HDMI output on the RX-V661 box?


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SOURCE: Yamaha Receiver RX-V630 not working (resets itself immediately)

This maybe an easy one. Have you unhooked all the wires going in to the stereo. "SP wires" means you have wires to the speakers are touching and the stereo is shutting down to avoid overloading. Hope this helps...

Posted on Jun 05, 2007

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SOURCE: Yahama receiver Rx-630 not working

The problem might be caused by two major circumstances. 1)Touching wires 2)Overheating. I suggest you unplug all wires connected to the amp then turn on the amp. If it gets turned on then we know that the problem is that you have touching wires. If there is a short circuit somewhere, get rid of it. The ventilation is another important issue that you have to pay attention. It simply causes overheating.

Posted on Jun 07, 2007

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SOURCE: No Sound in DTV/CBL mode

Ok... I'm still new to the HDMI input. But I'm going to take a shot in the dark on this one.

Please don't rate me poorly for this, by the way. I'd rather you don't rate me at all as I am not proposing a solution.

This is a guess. I'll be honest about that. So here goes... :P

I read through the manual a bit. (Click HERE for the manual.) I started thinking to myself about your situation...and noticed that you seem to be focused primarily on the receiver itself.

What about the Satellite receiver? Have you checked it to see if you might have to manually switch the audio output to your HDMI output? I know you have video and all, but many devices won't assume that you're switching BOTH the video AND the audio outputs. Sometimes you have to manually switch one or the other, depending on how you're connected.

I would check the SAT receiver to see if you have to switch the audio output to go out from the HDMI output on the SAT receiver.

It has always been my experience that when the speaker icons flash on the audio receiver and you're sending a digital signal to it, the receiver is in fact NOT receiving a signal...
...which obviously means that one is not being sent to it.

Please let me know what you come up with. Again, this was just a shot in the dark. But I am curious either way. :)

Let me know!


Posted on Nov 10, 2007

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SOURCE: XBox 360 to Reciever to TV via HDMI no sound

I recently got the same receiver and had the same problem. Here's what I was told - and it worked for me:

Even though HDMI cables carry audio and video, for whatever reason this reciever won't accept audio through hdmi. Apparently only much more expensive recievers carry audio through hdmi. What you have to do is run optical audio cables from your xbox, cable box, dvd player or other video device to the optical inputs on the back of the reciver. Then you customize the scene buttons to match your video and audio inputs.

You can get these optical cables pretty cheap on line or even at target. Don't get ripped off by Best Buy for these cables. I love best buy, but they rip off on cables!

This receiver is great - once I got it all figured out and running right I've loved it! Hope everything works out for you!

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

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SOURCE: TV blanks out..."pcm" light flashes on receiver

You need to Bypass the Receivers HDMI port and use HDMI directly to the TV. Your receiver has HDMI version 1.2a and is not 100% effective. Use the optical out from your Xbox to the receiver and all will be well. 1.2a has issues in every receiver on the market. Supposedly 1.3b on the "new" receivers has fixed this issue. Hope this helps

Posted on Aug 13, 2009

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SOURCE: "Check Speaker Wire" error on my Yamaha Receiver

I undid all my speaker wires and reconnected them. I haven't had the problem since.

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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.

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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.

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