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I bought this from a thrift store for $10 bucks. It works fine in normal mode but when I switch it to surround mode everything turns into static. No matter what input I select or what surround mode it's in it is static. I was thinking it's a bad surround amp. Is this something a reasonably tech saavy person could repair themselves?

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  • David Dunn
    David Dunn Mar 24, 2011

    Make and model number first, then the manual. Then (maybe) a solution.

    Maybe run it by the manufacturer's support site or these guys...

    Have you looked at the manual?


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It sounds like you are activating a test mode to set your surround speaker levels.
Usually you should do this before using any surround sound modes.

If you could post the exact model; we can search for an owners manual.

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  • chap0623 Mar 25, 2011

    It's a sony STR-D511

  • m_bereckis Mar 25, 2011

    This link should take you to the users manual. Save a copy and then read through to see correct setup and troubleshooting......

  • chap0623 Mar 25, 2011

    Thanks dude. I'll give it a shot.


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