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post #121 of 128 Old 12-25-2013, 10:43 AM
 
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My vr-507 (basement HT) has this problem of the remote not working until I bang on the receiver. (I keep a small tool handy for this purpose. smile.gif )
Now with this thread I may have a real fix. Great, will try.

I also have a newer Denon 1705 (Living room sound) that lost the subwoofer output signal.

And in my main HT I have a new HK AVR1650 (Main HT) which works great, although the HDMI configuration limits versatility, IMO. Great sounding receiver though.
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Long live this thread and Hopefully my VR-507,have had mine for many many years now and the remote had been dead for over eight of em,Well just had to finally pitch the TV when after a week of searching I can no longer get bulbs for it.Anyway bought a new flat screen and right off the Ol'lady's  bitchin about not being to mute or turn down the volume with the remote on the VR-507 so I started searching to see if I could buy a new IR unit and that's when I found this thread.Opened up the receiver and damned if the posts solder job didn't look just like the pics someone was kind enough to share.After a trip to the Shack to get a lower wattage solder iron (a variable 15/30 watt for 15 bucks) I soldered it up and put it back together. Then hooked everything back up,crossed my fingers and "well I'll be damned" it worked.WooooooooooHooooooooooo!!!!!

Happy Campers all around and probably gonna get some tail outta the deal. Now if I can just get that center speaker working----Hmmmmm ???    Thank Ya'all

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Registered so I could say - THANK-YOU! The remote on my VR-509 stopped working a couple of years back and I just assumed it was a bad remote. Our new Xbox One has the ability to control devices through the IR on the Kinect sensor - TV was working great, but receiver wouldn't. A google search led me here!

I guess it depends on your soldering gun (and your eyesight) but I didn't have to remove the front panel from the unit. I simply took the cover off and there was just enough room.

Thanks again!
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Kinda of pissed at Kenwood. Im having remote problems with a little older reciver and I was puzzeld as to why and I found this board and realize that its a thing with them and people are diving into their unite to fix them. But I am thankful for the message board tho. I have and AR-404 that I like and decided to use it with a privat listening setup and the remote would not work for sometime now. Tonight I thought I woud get to the bottom of it. I tried a universal and I was puzzled that no codes were working then I realized its the unit. I found this thread that started 13yrs ago. This problem is a big one that Kenwood needs to long get after Big Time
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Holy Heck,
I too registered just to say THANK YOU! My VR 507 is ...Oh so Old and the remote hasn't worked for a long time. And it got all sticky, yuk! I just read through it and wanted to comment on how thoroughly informative you all are (Hi everyone!) and how helpful and friendly too. But what really impressed me was how long this thread has been going on, 12 YEARS or more...
Yeah, KENWOOD.... you owe us all BIG TIME...
Thanks again folks
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Holy Heck,
I too registered just to say THANK YOU! My VR 507 is ...Oh so Old and the remote hasn't worked for a long time. And it got all sticky, yuk! I just read through it and wanted to comment on how thoroughly informative you all are (Hi everyone!) and how helpful and friendly too. But what really impressed me was how long this thread has been going on, 12 YEARS or more...
Yeah, KENWOOD.... you owe us all BIG TIME...
Thanks again folks
Happy Trails
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Well it certainly is an old thread but I just brought my 2000 era kenwood vr-409 back to life. had not used it in awhile but recently developed a new need. decided to see if i could fix before buying a new receiver. hardest part for me was finding the ir solder joints. Post 111 by TimmyGW provided a photo of the location. It took really close inspection to see that the solder joints were broken. With my limited soldering skills, it is now very obvious that they have been repaired. But it works.

I found another way to find the ir solder joints on the board. By shining a flashlight behind and alongside the circuit board i was able to see from the front a round hole in the dark screen covering the display. The hole must be for the ir signal to pass through the display to get to the ir receiver.

Anyway, thanks again.
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Just recommissioned my VR-507 for use with my newer OLED and was frustrated by the non-working remote. Glad there's an easy solution. Now let's see how long it takes me to unhook everything, dig it out of the cabinet, and actually make the easy repair.

Anyone have a solution to the sticky remote issue?

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