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No sound from zone 2 speakers on yamaha rx-v661

Have you gone into the speaker configuration menu and turned on zone 2?
10/18/2013 6:06:44 PM • Yamaha RX-V661... • Answered on Oct 18, 2013

My Yamaha RX-V661 powers on when I hit the power

try holding the 'straight' and 'audio select' buttons and press power. What does it say on the front panel? Should say some kind of protect: I, DC, PS. This will help narrow down where your problem is.
10/16/2013 1:09:55 PM • Yamaha RX-V661... • Answered on Oct 16, 2013

No sound back two speakers

After using the method of last resort (RTFM) I discovered that Yamaha 7.1 amps assign an order of priority to the speakers. The surround speakers have higher priority than the surround-back speakers. I had connected the rear speakers (in a 5.1 configuration) to the surround-back speaker terminals and since nothing was connected to the surround terminals the E-6 error happed on auto-setup.

I eventually fixed this by connecting the rear speakers to the Surround L/R terminals and then, via the manual setup menu, set rear surround = NONE. This causes the amp to route the rear-surround signals to the Surround L/R terminals. The auto-configure then completed successfully.
6/11/2013 2:15:51 AM • Yamaha RX-V661... • Answered on Jun 11, 2013


but does it sound normal in all other sources?
5/15/2013 4:44:34 PM • Yamaha RX-V661... • Answered on May 15, 2013

The front Display of my RX-V661 is not readable.

There's a common problem with the Rx-V661 where a capacitor blows and then the display on the unit no longer works. It will start to display when you first turn it on, but fade out right away. This is because of a blown capacitor and a known issue for the Rx-V661.
1/7/2013 7:42:41 PM • Yamaha RX-V661... • Answered on Jan 07, 2013

Zone 2 vol fix

I'm assuming you mean when you try to turn up the vol on zone 2 it says "zone 2 vol fix" and you want it to be "variable" giving you the control from the remote. Open the GUI menu (Receivers main settings menu) go to (options) select external zone or zone2 then select (Variable) If you have your receiver passing video to your TV it's alot easier to navigate the menu. If you still have problems, post a reply on this thread with your product list including make and model #'s and I can walk you thru the whole process. Hope this helps
11/19/2012 8:28:09 PM • Yamaha RX-V661... • Answered on Nov 19, 2012

The receiver works great but there are n

If on the front display it is either missing a voltage source (connection or bad part) or the display itself is bad.
11/8/2012 5:45:19 PM • Yamaha RX-V661... • Answered on Nov 08, 2012

Yamaha front panel display dim

Yamaha RX-V661 LCD / Front panel. Symptom: when you first turn iton, you can see a VERY little light but after 5 sec, you cannot see it anymoreor for most of us, we started using a flash light. Here is the summary of the solution and I know that it worksbecause I fixed it today 3/16/2011, 30 minutes ago. As many pointed out that there is a"light" 12v - 14v in the back but there is NONE. How do I know? I listened and searched andthere are NONE. The whole LCD in the front is air seal like a light bulb so itis a light bulb already. Also, you mightsee a little burn/gray smoke on the left hand side, don't worry about itbecause if the light comes on, it stills work but not enough power. If the LCDis broken, please don't try by the part and replace it because by the time youread this, the parts and labor cost as much as buying a new one (on eBay andnot Best Buy). Problem: in the middle of the unit near the back near the "surroundsound back", there are 3 capacitor rated at (2 units) 35v 220uf 85'C and(1 unit) 50v 220uf 85'C. What Yamaha did wrong, base on my guess is that theyput the 85'C too close to the heat sink. The heat causes the capacitor to slowly blown that is why you still getyour power to the LCD but not enough. Solution: remove the top, unscrew EVERYTHING in the back and there are about 20 ~ good luck. Forthose that don't have good memory, please take a picture. There are many plugs insidethat you need to unplug before you can remove 1st layer (audio/ video input)2nd player (HDMI and Optical input), the last layer you will see 3 capacitors thatare kind of "blown" up (google "bad capacitors" pictures orvideo). Remove them then replace them, which you can Google this on tube andthey should teach you how. It was very easy for me but then again, please don'ttry to do it if you cannot even change your car oil or build a computer becauseI believe that is the difficulty level. solder iron: $9-$20 get it on eBay or radioshack(2 units) 35v 220uf 105'C and (1unit) 50v 220uf 105'C or what I got was (3 units) 50v 220uf 105'C

I keep the 220uf the same to besafe but increase the voltage and heat to increase the life of the capacitors.

Good luck everyone,


3/17/2011 6:07:11 AM • Yamaha RX-V661... • Answered on Mar 17, 2011

I have a RX-V661 that turns off within a second or

Generally speaking, an amp protects itself from heat, shorts and overloads by refusing to turn on or stay on.

Overloads can be from excessive periods of high output and shorts would be wiring issues or a speaker blowing up.

You should be able to feel if it's hot. WHY is it overheating? Make sure it has sufficient ventilation on all sides and that vent holes are not blocked by dust balls. Ensure the fan (if equipped) is running as designed (some only operate on demand). Clean dust and debris from it.

If the amp comes back on after cooling, you're lucky. They only have so many self-protection cycles in their lives so continuously resetting or cycling their power without addressing the cause can do more harm than good.

If it protects immediately on a cool power up you should disconnect the speaker connections and try it 'naked'. If it comes up then diagnose which lead(s) are shorted. If it does not come up the problem is internal and should be left to an experienced hands-on tech.

Check for loose speaker connections as a root cause for intermittent shutdown.

2/6/2011 10:21:00 PM • Yamaha RX-V661... • Answered on Feb 06, 2011
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