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Have you checked for a blown fuse inside the receiver? Also This unit has a Protection Circuitry - which may have been activated by a fault. Also Make sure all speaker wire connections and on all speakers are secure and that the wire for each connection does not touch anything other than what its ment to.


Yamaha RX-V1500... | Answered on Jul 01, 2009


Do you have the owners manual of this Receiver. If yes, then I can guide you the page numbers:
The memory backup circuits prevent the stored data from being lost even if the unit is set in the standby mode, the power cord is disconnected from the AC outlet, or the power supply is temporarily cut. However, if the power cut is more that one week , the parameter values will retun to the factory setting. If this happens, edit the parametets again.

Now you want to reset all parameters:
Use PARAM.INI ( see page 63)
First put the MEMORY GUARD to OFF position.

To go to the the above :
Make sure the OSD is displayed.
Set AMP/SOURCE/TV to AMP,
then press MENU to enter SET MENU
Reach Option mode/2
enter C) PARAM.INI
All the parameters where changes have been made from their original setting would be marked in Asterisk(*).
Make the changes required.

Hope this works for you.
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Yamaha RX-V1500... | Answered on Mar 09, 2009


Just got off the phone with Yamaha customer support, who were very helpful.  The display on the amp, in the lower right hand corner, displays the source input, not the output.  So, for example, you can be watching cable tv, and the cable tv is sending a 2-channel stereo signal to your receiver.  Your amp shows only L and R.  But since it has a processing system, depending on the processing program you have chosen it will probably distribute that sound to all five speakers.  You will be confused, because you hear sound from all speakers but you only see L and R lit up.  You will believe that you are not getting 5.1 sound.  And you will be correct: you aren't, because the source is not sending you a five-channel signal.  That's where I got panicked.  So the Yamaha representative said, insert a DVD that you absolutely know contains a Dolby Digital audio.  I inserted Shaolin Soccer DVD, went straight to a scene in the middle, and bingo!  The center and surround right and left speaker lights lit up!  So there is the 5.1 surround sound.  It will light up when it detects that kind of sound from the source.  Otherwise it will probably give you a sort of "fake" 5-channel sound that it creates from a 2-channel source.
Now the question becomes, are your connections getting the 5-channel sound to the amp correctly?  I just confirmed that my DVD, connected with a Coaxial cable to the Yamaha, does get 5.1 surround sound, if the sound is encoded in the DVD.  I have not tested this yet with video games or Blu-Rays; I will post again if and when I confirm that this works on a PS3.

Yamaha RX-V1500... | Answered on Jan 15, 2009


some times the speaker cables are touching, double check, I had this with my amp and it kept turning itself off

Yamaha RX-V1500... | Answered on Oct 21, 2008


Hammo ,

I know its been almost a year , but i had the same problem and after a few days i found out it was my optical cable causing the issue. The optical cable was brand new and all of a sudden it just started dropping sound for 1 sec every now and then. i changed the optic cable and all has been good since

Yamaha RX-V1500... | Answered on Sep 06, 2008


The types of remotes are as follows

- Single item, or fixed. This unit will only operate the unit it came with
- Multi function, this type can operate the unit it came with and a fixed set of other types. Normally the remote comes with a list of supported device it could work with.
- Learning, the combine both a predefined list with the ability to learn functions by sensing input from the original remote.
- Programable. These are the newest remotes that work like multifunction but the list is maintained by the manufacturer and down loadable from the web.

I would guess that the DVR has a multi function remote.
If you can't find the specific Yamaha in the list, then
try another brand, this could take a while.

Some multi function remotes have an option that allow a semi automatic configuration.
You turn on the item and then using a special key sequence try to turn off the device. once the item turns off you should be able to control it.

If you can't the Yamaha has a learning remote. If you really want an easy solution try looking at a programmable remote. I just got a Logitech, (Harrmony). Life has never been so easy.

Yamaha RX-V1500... | Answered on Apr 01, 2008


when the amp is turned on does the unit make a clicking sound a few seconds after the display lights up.

if not the amp's is not happy with it's power or could have a speaker short. Check the display for a fault warning.

Otherwise check you speaker connections.
confirm that and A and B main speaker buttons are correct.

Try some headphones, if you get sound out of the headphone things might not be too bad, if nothing is output remove all your cables and try again.

Yes I know that can be nasty, so label all the cables first.

Yamaha RX-V1500... | Answered on Apr 01, 2008


The display on an amp has two components.
A small Lamp (light bulb)
A LCD display with a color filter.
Normally when the display goes out the problem is with the lamp
The lamp on my RXV 870 died after about 9 years of use.
I called Yamaha and was able to by a replacement.
The lamp is an odd voltage 14.5 if I recall.

Looking at the receipt i should have bought 3 for the cost of shipping. It cost about 10.00 cnd,

Yamaha RX-V1500... | Answered on Apr 01, 2008


First of all, make yourself sure about the issue that the impedance between your amp and the speakers is fine. If it is so, the problem must be caused by some blown capacitors. The main reason could be surge or something. You had better call Yamaha service, and get your amp serviced.

Yamaha RX-V1500... | Answered on Mar 18, 2008


Some systems don't send signal to subwoofer if speakers in SPEAKERS SETUP are set to LARGE, they redirect signal to center and front speakers. Maybe that's problem.

Yamaha RX-V1500... | Answered on Oct 08, 2007


Your Yamaha receiver offers a variety of configurations. You may have selected one in which speakers are off with the exception of FL and FR.

Yamaha Audio... | Answered on Jul 27, 2020


I bought a damaged rx v1 to repair it and I measured everything and according to the voltages it is ok but and repair it

Yamaha Audio... | Answered on Jul 20, 2020


Which type of reset I wonder .......

Yamaha Audio... | Answered on Jun 07, 2020


It's in protection mode. Disconnect all speakers and hold the Tone and Straight buttons while hitting the power button. Hold all buttons down for 3 to 5 seconds. This will turn off protection mode. Now power down then back on. If you haven't damaged anything it should work fine. Make sure all speaker connections are good. Always power down the unit before making any speaker or other connections.

Yamaha Audio... | Answered on May 12, 2020


Just connect the VX7 to the 5730 using an RCA Y cable. It should help

Yamaha Audio... | Answered on Apr 25, 2020

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