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Old 06-20-2011, 10:42 AM - Thread Starter
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Some time ago, it seems that my rx-v1400 stopped outputting to both front speakers. Well, not stopped, but it's very, very quiet/muted, test tone cannot be heard. All the other channels sound just fine; loud and clean.

I've gone through the receiver's manual setup again, connected those speakers to the "B" outputs and reset the unit back to factory settings. No change. (was really hoping my 5-year old accessed some random setting)

Since I'm not working at the moment, I'm really hoping that this is something that I can fix myself (I'm a little above average with soldering/desoldering, replacing components on boards, using a meter, etc.) or at least won't cost me a lot to get fixed.

Does anyone have any ideas as to what the problem might be? Is it worth fixing or do I just live with it like this for a while? I can't see myself spending the money on a new receiver anytime soon, no matter how much I'd love to.

Thanks in advance for any and all help!!
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:49 PM
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Do you ever use headphones on it?

Similar but not the exact same complaints on some of these Yammy's have ended up being something with the headphone circuit and/or settings.
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Some time ago, it seems that my rx-v1400 stopped outputting to both front speakers. Well, not stopped, but it's very, very quiet/muted, test tone cannot be heard. All the other channels sound just fine; loud and clean.

I've gone through the receiver's manual setup again, connected those speakers to the "B" outputs and reset the unit back to factory settings. No change. (was really hoping my 5-year old accessed some random setting)

Since I'm not working at the moment, I'm really hoping that this is something that I can fix myself (I'm a little above average with soldering/desoldering, replacing components on boards, using a meter, etc.) or at least won't cost me a lot to get fixed.

Does anyone have any ideas as to what the problem might be? Is it worth fixing or do I just live with it like this for a while? I can't see myself spending the money on a new receiver anytime soon, no matter how much I'd love to.

Thanks in advance for any and all help!!

If there is a speaker A/B button try it.

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Old 06-20-2011, 01:56 PM - Thread Starter
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I tried it with just A (normal) and AB "on". Also moved one speaker to B for the hell of it, tried AB and just B with that setup, same problem.

As for headphones, I never use them... maybe once or twice years ago.
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Sounds like amp failure. Have you tried connecting a 2CH amp to the FL/FR preouts? You can probably pick up a used amp for fairly cheap on Craigslist.

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Think you have a defective AVR? Owner's manual - Factory reset 4-5 times in a row.
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Have you tried a Processor Reset..

Just my $0.02...
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Yes he has... "and reset the unit back to factory settings. "

In the intial post from the OP.
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Old 06-25-2011, 04:13 PM - Thread Starter
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So it looks like I'm going to have to take the unit in to get an estimate... $50- $100 just to look at it at the "authorized" service centers, non-refundable. (what ever happened to free estimates?)

Ugh. Oh well, I hope it won't be too much to fix.

Thanks for the replies/suggestions!
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