Originally Posted by tacomaguy20
Oops, I already cut a piece. but its only a few feet. I'm not worried about it. I need to get another center, but I could hook one of my existing speakers up for now to test. Any suggestions on how to test this to see if it will do it again
Have you tested just the wire when it's not connected at either end? I suppose you could check the speaker itself right across the terminals (although this static resistance check may not yield a result that matches the typical impedance of the speaker). Then connect the wire to the speaker and check it again. If all seems well, this leaves the connection to the receiver and the receiver itself. Likely you've done all of this.
Did you strip and cut any of the wires near your receiver? Is there any chance a scrap of wire dropped inside?
You could try running YPAO with no center connected, to see if it gives an error or just fails to find the speaker. If it gives a check wire error, that would be a strong indication that something is wrong inside the receiver.