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Speaker b has no sound

The B side speakers don't work. Side A is fine though. I don't think that is the speakers because I tried switching them and they both worked on side A. Could it be a fuse in the receiver? Any help you have would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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Now when you say side A and side B are you refuring to left and right?? Speakers A or B Are a differant set of speakers like front and rear. if you mean right side works and the left side dosent then yes it could be a fuse if the units old enough. Make sure you check the balance control to see if its in the middle or turned all the way to one side. you would be surprosed how many times Ive seen this problem. if you unplug the unit and look around and see any fuses take them out one at a time and see if they are blown as you would see the little filiment inside burnt or broken. Replace Only with the same type And rating. If you turn on the unit and the fuse pops again or theres no differance then its time to take the unit in to a repair shop unless you know how to troubleshoot solid state electronics. The only user serviceable parts inside of this unit would be the fuses. If there are no fuses popped then its also time to take the unit to the servicer. Good Luck

Posted on Jun 09, 2006

  • foubert Dec 03, 2010

    thank you techman it is the left whether on A or B speaker sets - is it possible that the speaker fuses look like resisters as I only see the power 'standard' type fuse



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