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Old 04-05-2015, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Terry Buda View Post
Anyone who can, please help.

My VSX-1021 has worked fine since I got it in 2011. A few days ago, after I switched off and on again, it failed to produce audio. All of the various features still work fine (video, source switching, network, iPad app, etc,). I was able to perform a normal system reset (Enter button and Standby/On button press). I tried to flash the latest system update, however, it fails at 20% complete, displaying the message: "Update Error 1".

I emailed Pioneer support. 'Rocky' gave me a few cursory check steps and the advice that the unit needs to go to a qualified service center, for which he provided the nearest locations. Having called them both, I learned that this problem is common with this model, and they expect the part to cost $260 + approximately $95 labor. (In excess of the cost to replace it)

Does anyone have experience with this issue? I believe I could replace the part myself, if I could find out which circuit board needs replacement. I hate to trash the unit, when it otherwise works fine.

Thanks in advance for any help!!
I had a similar problem. The sound stopped working, but the video functioned normally. I found a similar problem (Post # 4189, Page 140 of this forum) regarding using the headphone jack. So I found an old 1/4 headphone jack and plugged in a pair of headphones. My missing sound was being directed to the headphone jack. Once I unplugged the headphones, the receiver functioned normally. Hopefully this will help.
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Old 04-10-2015, 03:02 PM
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I'm just curious... I have a Fire TV Stick plugged into to the front HDMI of my Pioneer. I was impressed to discover my IPad and IPhone Fire TV App had a single touch command that switched my 1020 to the correct input for the Fire TV. Now I realize that's done with and IP command, since all the devices involved are own my network, and that HDMI CEC may not me involved (not sure). I'm wondering if theres anyway to replicate that command using the Pioneer remote?
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Okay. I am having a problem with my VSX-1020 as it relates to the right/front speaker channel. The other day after powering up, I realized there was no sound coming from the right speaker. I pulled the receiver out to the check the speaker connections and afterwards it began to work. I assumed at that point it must be a short in the speaker wiring.

However, a few days later, the channel was once again out after powering up. I soon began to realize that simply "moving" or even "bumping" the receiver would cause the channel to start working, although to varying degrees of volume. Sometimes I can "bump" it to get the channel to come on, though not at full volume, and then bump it a couple of more times to get to full volume.

Anyone have any theories as to what has happened to my receiver, or what it might take to have it repaired? It is long since out of warranty...

Many thanks...
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Have you replaced the wire?
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