Originally Posted by Potatonoggin
Hello, has anyone experienced this? The on-screen display works on my TV, and I can manipulate the controls, but I also don't get any sound out. I'm wondering if I've somehow gotten in a standby mode and can't get out. The IPOD/USB port doesn't work either. It's almost like everything on the front panel is dead. Since the USB port doen't work, I can't update the firmware. If I try to update via internet, I get an error 7. The iphone remote app talks to the receiver and I can see the controls are going through (like changing volume), but still no output to speakers. The blue light on the power button does illuminate along with two other blue lights on the front panel, but that's it, no amber LED display. I can't even do a manual reset since that refers to local display conditions. Thanks for any help.
1. did you try pressing the Dim button on the remote? you could have accidentally hit it & that would turn off the front panel display. pg 12 & 68 in manual. button is #8 on rmt and you need to 1st hit RECEIVER on the remote, button 13 in the manual, not the turn on button. then press the Dim button and see if you can restore your display by pressing it once or multiple times. each press should turn it on, brighten it in increments, or turn it off. my best guess is this is what happened
2. forget the ipod port until you get front panel display. then try selecting it with the selector knob on the front panel NOT the remote, just to see if you can that way & confirm with the front panel. if you can, then try selecting it with the remote. in order to do this, read page 43 in your manual.
3. none of the FW updates are doable over the internet. Pioneer is very clear on their website for FW downloads, they are USB flash only. every update to date has been USB only. DO NOT try to update the FW unless you get your front display back to normal and are comfortable that you understand the basic operation of this receiver. updating the FW will NOT do anything to fix it & you'll just end up confused with a potentially bigger mess if you can't tell for sure what the receiver is doing. before even attempting an update, check your manual on how to see the current version and check against the downloads. it may already have the latest.
4. volume & sound issues...did you do your initial speaker setup configuration? select which speakers are in use & which ones are not?...things to check in the setup:
-using the remote, press the RECEIVER button, then the Speakers button (#7) and make sure you don't have speakers set to Off - press it to select either SP A On or SP SB/FH On (depends on your speaker setup configuration you did)
-use the remote, press the Audio Parameters button, then press it until HDMI appears - it should be set to AMP. if it's set to THROUGH, sound is shut-off from the receiver.
once you get to that point, & still no sound, try Pure Direct mode for a 2 ch source. at least take it out of Auto Surround if you didn't do your speaker configuration yet. but you should have done that at least, if not the calibration.