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I have a yamaha receiver that turns off

check for low regulated voltages right before it turns off . Then replace the regulator with the weak, low voltage output. It could have something else wrong with it but you can start there.
7/16/2009 10:49:34 PM • Yamaha RX-V661... • Answered on Jul 16, 2009

Right speaker dead on zone 2 on my RX-V 1600 receiver

must be the right speaker wire, sounds to easy I know but maybe your wiring is grounding out the audio to that channel.
7/16/2009 10:32:02 PM • Yamaha RX-V661... • Answered on Jul 16, 2009

The picture on my TV flickers on and off when I

You cannot run HDMI from any source thru the Yamaha to the TV. The V661 is 1st generation HDMI headache. Version 1.1 which basically is useless. Don't blame Yamaha, it's not their fault, it's HDMI. All manufacturer's receivers prior to 09' series use either 1.1, 1.2, or 1.2a. and they all have issues. So, here's the skinny, run your audio to your receiver via optical or digital coaxial. Then run video directly to the TV via HDMI if you wish. The problem arises when you have more sources than inputs on your TV. Depending on the size of your TV can make a big difference in how you wire it. If your TV is 50" or smaller, just use component, the human eye cannot differentiate between 720p and 1080p and that's a fact. second fact, most TV shows are broadcast in a native resolution of 720p, the only real 1080p programming is on HDNET, Discovery,National Geographic and The NFL.
What I mean by that is the camera used to take the actual picture is a 1080p camera. Major money! so, that being said, if your tv is larger than 50", and it's 1080p not 1080i yes, you can see a difference. If you post a comment and list all your product, I can give you the best possible way to put it all together. I feel your pain and aggrivation! I am a Yamaha, Marantz, Proceed, and Adcom Dealer. I get it from all sides! If there's anyway I can make it easier for you, I will. Hope this helps
7/10/2009 8:26:13 PM • Yamaha RX-V661... • Answered on Jul 10, 2009

Yamaha RXV661 Receiver has Zone 2 Vol Fix error message

i have the same problem. i have a rx-v661. i goto the zone 2 settings and try to change the volume and it says VOL FIX. I cannot hear anything out of zone 2. It takes the current volume that is in zone 2, but i cannot hear anything. it has been working fine for at least a year.
6/27/2009 10:12:29 PM • Yamaha RX-V661... • Answered on Jun 27, 2009

No picture

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No picture on my yamaha rx-v661 receiver

Connect to your HDMI out from the receiver to your television.
6/18/2009 11:21:56 PM • Yamaha RX-V661... • Answered on Jun 18, 2009

I am looking to add 2 speakers onto a HTR-5590 by

If you want separate volume control on a different zone you would have to have a separate gain control available, such as with your center and surround channels for example.
If that option is not available and you have only the master volume control for both zones then you could use active speakers connected to the zone 2 preouts, but being able to control the volume with your extra remote with that setup requires more equipment.
6/18/2009 4:08:41 AM • Yamaha RX-V661... • Answered on Jun 18, 2009

Zone 2 volume control

Sounds like the Zone 2 amp was set to external, see below for instructions on setting it back up.
How do I setup Zone 2 on the RX-V661 Using the internal power amp.

Setting the RX-V661 remote control to operate Zone 2
1. Using a ballpoint pen or similar object and press the Code set
button. The Transmit indicator on the remote should flash twice.
2. Using the numerical key pad on the remote and key in 9992, the
Transmit indicator should flash.

You will now need to assign the receivers internal amp for Zone 2.

1. Set the remote control selector to AMP. Selector is on side of remote.
2. Press the Set Menu Button.
3. Arrow down to Manual Setup.
4. Press the Enter button.
5. Arrow to the Sound Menu option and press Enter.
6. In the Sound Menu arrow to Speaker Set and press Enter.
7. Arrow to the EXTRA SP ASSIGN and select ZONE2. This may require using LEFT or RIGHT arrow.
8. Press the Return button to exit out and return to the Manual
5/24/2009 2:56:27 PM • Yamaha RX-V661... • Answered on May 24, 2009

Want to plug it into my compter! is this possible?

Yes there is! I use them myself.
It is a headphone jack that connects to 2 RCA Jacks. You can purchase them at almost any store.


you can get one for $3 at: http://www.myradiostore.com/p/6-foot-gold-plated-rca-y-adapter.html
5/22/2009 7:13:38 PM • Yamaha RX-V661... • Answered on May 22, 2009

How do i connect 80gb ipod classic to sony bravia?

It's an A/V cable, which you can get from apple or buy aftermarket. Please see detailed link here. If you decide to find a generic plug, make sure the 1/8" miniplug has all three bands for AV.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take just a moment to rate this post....thanks!

5/20/2009 10:00:44 PM • Yamaha RX-V661... • Answered on May 20, 2009

System shuts off when the volume is moderate to high, now the system shut off and will not turn back on.

unplug the reciever for at least 15 minutes. then replug in all of your speakers making sure there is no bare wire showing. if the reciever doesnt ower on replace the fuse inside(make sure unplugged from wall)
5/20/2009 4:17:00 PM • Yamaha RX-V661... • Answered on May 20, 2009

I have the Rx-V661 and

Just a thought, but, how do you have your TV/Monitor hooked up to the Yamaha unit? If your only connection between the receiver the and the TV/Monitor is an HDMI cable, and you are plugging your WII into the front v-aux jack using composite video, the receiver will have no way to send the video signal to the TV/Monitor. The receiver upconverts all composite video and S-video signals to component video signals. This means that if you only have an HDMI connection between the receiver and the TV/Monitor, you will also need to establish a second, component video connection between the receiver and TV/Monitor to handle the upconverted WII video signal. You will probably also need to switch your TV/Monitor to use that input when you are using the WII.

Of course, if you already knew this and have it set up that way, this answer won't help you at all!
4/26/2009 10:50:59 PM • Yamaha RX-V661... • Answered on Apr 26, 2009


Had the same problem- but had success when I connected the wii to my DVD player, which then HDMIs through the reciever and then HDMI to my projector.
3/23/2009 3:51:42 AM • Yamaha RX-V661... • Answered on Mar 23, 2009

Shuts off within seconds of turning on.

Sounds like the "crack!" was a capacitor that got fat and blew up.
3/12/2009 3:21:33 AM • Yamaha RX-V661... • Answered on Mar 12, 2009

Display Screen Goes Out

Whats wrong is a bad capacitor. This is why when you turn it on you see the display for a little while, then it start to fade away. Unless you have a wiring diagram for this unit and know how to solder, your going to have to take it in for repair. You can try to check every capacitor, but have you seen how many capacitors are in that baby!!!! I hope this help. Good luck!!
3/6/2009 4:06:42 AM • Yamaha RX-V661... • Answered on Mar 06, 2009


Hi jimvandy

Most yamaha codes will work some of your unit functions. try 0176 or 1176. These are for a dvr3 comcast remote. You can get the whole list and manual from here

I am more than happy to answer any other questions you may have about it, just give me a hoy :) If you still have problems, before you give a rating for this advice, please get back to me and we can try some more things.
Thanks for using FixYa, If you consider the advice I have given you as sound, a FixYa rating is a great reward for my efforts to help you. Cheers.


2/28/2009 4:12:28 AM • Yamaha RX-V661... • Answered on Feb 28, 2009
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